Mrs. Theresia Speier-Galbas, 83 years old and suffering from Alzheimer’s, disappeared from Verdun on September 16, 2014 in the Mastigouche wildlife reserve, north of Saint-Alexis-des-Monts. She was normally always in the presence of her husband. He was found by hunters on September 19, disoriented, confused and suffering from hypothermia, sitting next to his silver Mercedes ML320 SUV. He was near Lac Pimbina in Estrie, an area they are not used to frequenting. Her husband was completely unaware of his wife’s whereabouts and did not have a coherent speech.
The couple owned a cottage at Lac-Brome in Estrie and a witness believes he saw Theresia in these surroundings. Volunteers searched the Mastigouche wildlife reserve, then the roads and ditches adjacent to Pimbina, Marchand, Dickingham and Brodeur lakes and posters were put up in several places, without success. A seaplane and a helicopter were even used. Volunteers and family were also looking for Theresia’s husband’s glasses, which might be a clue to her whereabouts.
Ms Speier-Galbas’s family is even offering a cash reward to anyone who could provide information leading to her. Theresia is 4’11” (150 meters) tall and has green eyes. At the time of her disappearance, she weighed 130 pounds and had white hair.
Any information related to this disappearance can be reported anonymously to the Sûreté du Québec info-crime line at 1-800-659-4264 or with Theresia’s son, John Fisher, at 514-952-8621 or by email at [email protected].
You can also communicate anonymously with Meurtres et Disparitions Irrésolus du Québec at 819-200-4628 and [email protected].
Sources: Translation from French