The Trail Went Cold – Episode 290 – Chris Metallic & Dean Mortensen

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November 25, 2012. Sackville, New Brunswick. While attending a house party, 20-year old Mount Allison University student Chris Metallic becomes intoxicated and starts walking back to his residence, but he never arrives. Nearly four hours later, an eyewitness spots Chris walking down a rural road located 15 kilometres away before he disappears into the woods. A search of the area turns up some footprints and a pair of flip-flops Chris had been wearing, but Chris himself is never found and there is no explanation for how he wound up at this location.

January 24, 1992. Edmonton, Alberta. After spending the evening drinking at a campus pub, 19-year old University of Alberta student Dean Mortensen heads back to his dorm with friends. Dean’s friends soon realize that they have forgotten something at the pub and head back to retrieve it, but when they return to the spot where they last saw Dean, he is nowhere to be found and it soon becomes apparent that he never returned to his dorm room. While a search of the area eventually turns up a hat which Dean was believed to have been wearing, there is no other evidence to indicate how or why he went missing.

On this week’s episode of “The Trail Went Cold”, we will be exploring two unsolved missing persons cases from Canada involving male university students who vanished after a night of drinking. Special thanks to listener Darielle Rudnicki for narrating the opening of this episode.

Additional Reading:

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/missing-chris-metallic-cases-sackville-active-1.4417738

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/chris-metallic-rcmp-search-1.3862409

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/chris-metallic-s-family-continues-to-search-for-the-missing-man-1.2965869

https://www.cbc.ca/radio/sunday/anti-terror-bill-bank-pres-on-inequality-growing-old-searching-for-lost-brother-dopamine-1.2945062/answer-back-brother-1.2946442

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/missing-mount-allison-student-wore-shoes-found-in-woods-1.1179412

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/missing-mount-allison-student-s-family-in-shock-1.1135136

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/chris-metallic-honoured-2-years-after-disappearance-1.2639184

https://atlantic.ctvnews.ca/n-b-rcmp-using-specially-trained-dog-to-search-for-man-reported-missing-in-2012-1.3172909

https://www.macleans.ca/education/university/dean-mortensen-disappeared-leaving-only-a-blue-ball-cap-behind/

https://www.newspapers.com/image/474142691/

https://www.newspapers.com/image/476390781/

https://www.newspapers.com/image/473958027/

https://issuu.com/ualbertaalumni/docs/ntspring2007/8

https://www.canadaunsolved.com/cases/missing-dean-mortensen-1992-edmonton-ab

https://defrostingcoldcases.com/missing-dean-curtis-mortensen/

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The Trail Went Cold is produced and edited by Magill Foote.

All music is composed by Vince Nitro.

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