Two $10,000 rewards are currently being offered through Sun Youth thanks to the financial contributions of anonymous donors. On February 17, 2008, 24 year-old Marilyn Bergeron left the family home in Quebec City saying she was going for a walk. Her family hasn’t heard from her since. Following a request from the Quebec City police service (in charge of the investigation), a $10,000 reward was put forward in the hope of collecting information leading to the whereabouts of Marilyn Bergeron. This reward offer was recently renewed with high hopes that it will help the investigation progress.
On October 18, 2013, an intellectually challenged man was severely beaten at the Angrignon metro station after being robbed of his personal belongings. The attack resulted in the victim suffering fractures to his forehead, nose and orbital bone. The suspect was described as a medium build French-speaking Caucasian male of about 27 years old with short black hair. At the time of the incident he was wearing a long dark coat, jeans rolled to his ankles and “Doc Martens” style boots. A reward of up to $10,000 is offered for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of the aggressor.
Sun Youth’s reward program was established in 1991 after a donor came forward, appalled by the brutal murder of 81 year-old Ada Burns. Since then, rewards offered through Sun Youth were instrumental in solving 24 police investigations, giving this program a success rate of approximately 30%. Sun Youth has agreements with most major police corps in the province (Montreal, Laval, Longueuil and Sûreté du Québec) but also collaborates with other police services in various reward cases. For more information on Sun Youth’s reward program (including the two aforementioned reward offers), visit the Crime Prevention section of sunyouthorg.com.