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What Happened to Jeffrey Dupres?

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I need your help to solve one of Canada's oldest kidnapping cases. My son, Jeffrey Dupres, was taken from our yard in Slave Lake, Alberta, in 1980. He had just turned three.

One of the biggest tips we received was the sighting of a couple coaxing Jeffrey into their Chevrolet or GMC truck. I hope to use new technology that wasn’t available then to examine old leads and collect new tips.

Historic missing persons cases are notoriously underfunded and grow cold and forgotten. Which is why I'm asking for your support.

Your donation will go towards:
  • Hiring a private investigator to re-examine all theories
  • Setting up a tip line to collect new leads
  • An updated professional age progression sketch
  • Postering and billboards
  • A social media campaign, including sponsored ads
Here are some ways to support this cause (without money):
  • Share this Gofundme link on your social media channels and your email lists.
  • Take a moment to look over past coverage of the case (see below)
  • Connect on Facebook: What Happened to Jeffrey Dupres?
Jeffrey was a bright and energetic 3-year-old who was thrilled with his first best friend. And then he just disappeared from our yard.

When the police couldn't help, the people of Slave Lake stepped in and searched the town, proving he was no longer in Slave Lake. That was almost 43 years ago; now, he would be 45, and we still don't know what happened to Jeffrey.

Thank you for your time and support and for sharing our story.

Denise McKee
Mother of Jeffrey Dupres

Please take a moment to look through past media coverage:

MISSING: Jeffrey Dupres - Canada Unsolved
The Disappearance of Jeffrey Dupres - Missing People Canada
Missing persons website a heartbreaking eyeopener - Toronto Sun
Canada’s Missing: Jeffrey Dupres - Government of Canada
Where is Jeffrey Dupres? - Edmonton Journal

To arrange a media interview or dicuss the case, please send us a message here.

If you have any information, please call Slave Lake RCMP, case reference case #: 2013194976.


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Denise McKee
Vancouver, BC

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