Everything is in place for a formal response to be released to us by the end of the week or early next week at the latest.
Two DNA collection kits were sent to Toledo last week, one of which was returned the same day and is expected to arrive at the Endeavor Lab in El Paso, Texas, by Monday morning. The second kit will also be sent on Monday to the Texan laboratory. On the Laval side, Nathalie St-Louis’s DNA is on its way to a laboratory in Toronto and should be received on Monday.
In the meantime we have learned that Bob is said to have died on November 18 at 9:15 p.m. in a hospice in Perrysburg located in northwest Ohio from a type of cancer that has not yet been identified. We were relieved to learn that he did not die in an alleyway, but in a heated establishment.
Toledo Police have a history of some encounters with Robert St. Louis spanning the period August 2014 to May 2016. Police records show he was cited as a homeless person on the streets of Toledo. In 2014 he would have been accused of loitering. In 2015 a check reported he was lying on an asphalt road as well as a safety check. At that time, an arrest warrant from the court in Sylvania, neighboring Toledo, was active. The last contact with the Toledo police was in 2016. The report states that a man sat at a bus stop for several hours. Police have no information on Robert St-Louis until 2014.
We learned, with the help of Vincent Lucarelli of the newspaper The Toledo Blade, that Me Douglas Taylor, a lawyer from Oregon, Ohio, declared that he had been since 2017 the legal guardian of Robert St-Louis and that the latter appeared to be suffering from schizophrenia and accelerated dementia. He was reportedly hospitalized several times in a short period of time in the last moments of his life. Mr. Taylor describes him as a regular at group homes and health centers in the city.
Robert St-Louis seemed to use several names, including a pseudonym in recent years, Bob Navarro. Messrs Buehrer and Kirby of Serenity Cremation Service have said that while they are not sure where Bob Navarro’s name originated from, they suspect it may have come from Navarre Avenue, one of the favorite haunts. by Robert St-Louis. Court records show that Robert St-Louis allegedly gave other names to the police on several occasions, including Johnny Thomasino and Randova Cajo. We actually attended an official Zoom meeting and we got to see the good guy Richard Kirby is.
Angie Martinez, a contact from Toledo, posted a TikTok video asking people to help us get as much information as possible about Robert St-Louis. Several have already been obtained and will be officially considered by the family if the result of the comparison of genetic profiles turns out to be positive.
Among the information received, Jessica, who works for Neibourghood properties in Toledo, tells us that she has known Robert St-Louis for several years. She tells us that he has lived in several shelters over the years. She even tried to get him social security, which was impossible since Robert had very little information about himself. She therefore had no proof of identity to help her obtain the necessary documents. She repeatedly tried, with lawyers, to obtain details about him, without success. She had to resign herself to being unable to help him at this level. The family will soon be put in contact with those in charge of these shelters in an attempt to shed light on the last 15 years of Robert St-Louis’s life. According to Jessica, Robert appeared to be suffering from dementia.
We have also received information from Kim, who works at the Toledo Psychiatric Hospital, and who mentions taking care of Robert St. Louis for at least 15 years. We do not yet have details on the nature of his stays, but it will eventually be possible to obtain some. We know that he would never have disclosed personal information and that he mentioned being a native of Toledo. She also mentions that he suffered from dementia all these years. They testified that they saw him covered in three winter coats in the middle of summer. Kim knew he was not from the area because he used Canadian terms when talking about the police. In light of this possible outcome, she understands why now a little better. He was also known to private hospitals in the area as well as to the Mercy Health St-Charles Hospital in Toledo. He was also followed by the mental health agency Unison.
Kim found him a shelter in 2017, a place he loved. She remembers Robert speaking French every now and then, which reinforced the fact that she didn’t believe him from the Toledo area. Robert St-Louis, if it was him, was still a smoker. He spoke a lot about the military. His family confirms he liked the US military and he even enlisted in the 1960s only to change his plans and start a family. Kim says he was very clean, taking care of his nails, hair and appearance. Robert St-Louis is said to have even done Art Therapy. Perhaps the family will be lucky enough to get their small masterpieces if they have been preserved.
We were able to obtain proxy testimony from a social worker who got to know him in 2009 and who said he mentioned having 5 children and working in the fur industry.
For the family, what is important is what is happening in Toledo right now. The interest is no longer in knowing what happened in 1988, as the family will most likely never know. In addition, all the assumptions surrounding his disappearance are unfortunately very hurtful to the family today.
Notice to all those who will want to talk about it on social networks in the form of a Podcast or a YouTube video or even in comments under this publication, I ask you to respect the family and especially to respect the victim by no longer assuming what could have happened at the time of his disappearance. The family is shocked, deeply hurt, and I fully understand them. Thank you in advance for practicing what is called empathy.
Despite everything, we are still waiting for the result of the genetic comparison test before claiming to have solved this disappearance.
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