14 years ago, Mark Zuckerberg gave the world social media when he launched Facebook from his university dorm. 14 years ago, a 9.3 magnitude earthquake resulted in a tsunami that killed hundreds of thousands of people living around the edge of the Indian Ocean. And 14 years ago, on July 9th, 13 year old Courtney Struble disappeared without a trace from the streets of Estevan.
The investigation is still active, and officers are still acting on every little tip that comes their way, according to the RCMP's Corperal Rob King.
"Somebody out there knows something, and what the investigators really hope now is that somebody comes forward with that little nugget of information that we didn't know before, that gives us a new avenue to take the investigation down to hopefully find out some answers and find some closure to bring to the investigation by finding Courtney."
He said that it's difficult to say whether the information they need will appear anytime soon, but they are open to any and all leads that they come across.
"Somebody knows that information, and they may not even know that they know it, but if anybody has any information about her or her whereabouts in those days leading up to her disappearance, those are the people we want to talk to."
On July 9th, 2004, Courtney left the local vet clinic and was proceeding back to the city at the time she vanished. She had a part-time job cleaning a friends home. She was going to complete the job she'd started earlier that week and pick up her pay that weekend and she'd made plans to meet with friends on that Saturday. No personal belongings were found to be missing. Her father reported her missing to the Estevan Police Service, and the RCMP Historical Case Unit took over the file in 2009. The investigations have involved the RCMP, EPS, and Missing Childrens Society of Canada, 100's of interviews conducted and somewhere around 70 or 80 different investigators have touched the case at some point or another.