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    Shannon Burgess (25) was murdered by her husband Joshua (29) and her body lay undiscovered in their home for 8 months

    http://mydeathspace.com/article/2015...e_for_8_months

    Calgary police are now seeking the public?s help with locating a Calgary actress who hasn?t been seen in over a week.

    Shannon Burgess (n?e Madill), 25, was last seen in the early morning hours of Nov. 27 at her home in the 1900 block of Spiller Road SE.

    Her family is pleading for the safe return of the vibrant young woman in the local acting scene, who was last seen more than a week ago.

    For the social butterfly, the disappearing act is unheard of and her colleagues, families and friends are worried.

    She skipped her weekend rehearsals and engagements, and was last seen in her Inglewood apartment on Wednesday. Burgess is undergoing a messy divorce, and her sister Erin Madill said Burgess may be in distress.

    ?If she?s hanging out with someone we?re not aware of we?d just appreciate it if she would let the police know,? Madill said.

    The family found her cellphone and car at home with no bank activity since last week, but her wallet and keys weren?t in the apartment. They couldn?t find a passport, but are unsure if she has a valid passport. Officially, Burgess was last seen Nov. 26.

    ?We don?t know how she is getting around, or who is helping her eat and look after herself,? Madill said. ?Right now, we?re very worried?we love her, we don?t need any of the details about what has happened or where she is, just please contact the police and let us know you are safe.?

    Burgess is thought to be in the Calgary or Edmonton area.

    http://metronews.ca/news/calgary/123...to-dissappear/

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    I'm guessing she doesn't have a car?


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    yes i said i will leave it under you storage he said cuddle with me i said shut up it over??? what am i doing wrong??

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    She has a car, but according to the article it is at her apartment, though the keys are missing.

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    Hmmmm

    Calgary police have spent two days scouring Fish Creek Park after the discovery of macabre photos attached to trees.
    Multiple sources told the Sun the investigation is related to the disappearance of 25-year-old Shannon Burgess, who was last seen nearly three weeks ago.
    “Crime scene units have spent the last two days in the park looking for clues,” said a source.
    The investigation launched after two photographs of a woman were found attached to trees in Fish Creek Park, sources said.
    The first was found by Fish & Wildlife staff and a passerby alerted police to the second.
    Sources said a person in the photos appears to have similarities to Burgess, but the subject’s face is obscured by hair and flowers in at least one of the pictures.
    “We really don’t know what we’re dealing with at the moment,” said a source.
    “This is just all very creepy.”
    It’s believed the photos have been in the park less than two weeks.
    A source said Burgess’ family has been alerted to the search.
    While not yet involved, the homicide unit has been apprised of the situation, according to a source.
    A cadaver dog was in the park Tuesday and will return Wednesday.
    It’s expected the Calgary Search and Rescue Association will be involved in a grid search, said a source.
    Earlier this month police said Burgess was last seen by a family member at 12:30 a.m. on Nov. 27 at her home in the 1900 block of Spiller Rd. S.E.
    When she didn’t show up for plans with family and friends on the weekend, her loved ones became concerned.
    She was reported missing on Dec. 1. Her cellphone and vehicle were left at her home.
    At the time, police said there were no indications of foul play, but it is out of character for Burgess not to be in touch with her family and friends. Burgess is known to travel to Edmonton to visit friends and for work as a performance artist and stand-up comedian.
    Last week, the Toronto and Vancouver police services issued press releases saying investigators received information suggesting Burgess could be in one of those cities.

    http://m.calgarysun.com/2014/12/17/c...s-photos-found

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    That's real creepy !

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    That's some fucked up, serial killer shit. Holy crap.


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    did you make her into a wallet Bill? cuz if you did I'm off team Bill.

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    Are they random pictures of her from before she went missing? Or is it of, say, her body (of her dead)?


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    yes i said i will leave it under you storage he said cuddle with me i said shut up it over??? what am i doing wrong??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nic B View Post
    Are they random pictures of her from before she went missing? Or is it of, say, her body (of her dead)?
    They're not sure. The photos appear to have similarities to her, but the girl’s face is obscured by hair and, in one other photo, by flowers.


    Quote Originally Posted by marshmallow View Post
    did you make her into a wallet Bill? cuz if you did I'm off team Bill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeaceBeWithMe View Post
    They're not sure. The photos appear to have similarities to her, but the girl’s face is obscured by hair and, in one other photo, by flowers.
    Hm. Weird.

    I want to see the photos.


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    yes i said i will leave it under you storage he said cuddle with me i said shut up it over??? what am i doing wrong??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nic B View Post
    Hm. Weird.

    I want to see the photos.
    I do too. At the same time I am super creeped out.
    Quote Originally Posted by bowieluva View Post
    She transitioned from a stupid asshole to a dumb bitch.

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    Photos in park bring awareness to missing Calgary woman's case: Sister
    nothing else, a pair of disturbing photos posted in a Calgary park has made the mysterious disappearance of Shannon Burgess a source of widespread speculation and gossip.



    Provided the creepy photos found attached to trees in Fish Creek Park really do turn out to be nothing, the sister of the missing 25-year-old Calgary actor says she actually welcomes all the attention, as sinister as the snapshots may seem.

    ?It means there?s a little bit more publicity, and hopefully that means more people are looking and somebody will actually see her,? said Erin Madill.

    Until police positively identify the woman in the photos, it?s all just speculation ? albeit speculation that?s had police scouring the Sikome Lake area of Fish Creek Provincial Park for the past three days with a cadaver dog and trained search teams.

    Sources say the photographs depict a woman who resembles Burgess, who vanished nearly three weeks ago, but the person?s face is hidden by hair and flowers in at least one of the shots.

    Madill hasn?t seen the photos yet ? no one in her family has thus far.

    ?We?re staying optimistic, and my understanding from police is that these were artistic photographs, and nothing more,? said Madill.

    ?Her face is obscured, so there?s no way for us to tell if it?s her, but police are working to confirm that.?

    Calgary police say the photos are currently being scanned using their new facial recognition software, purchased mainly to identify suspected criminals using mug shots, but also capable of comparing photos to a known person, like the missing woman.

    Burgess, who lives on Spiller Road in Ramsay and was last seen by a family member on Nov. 27, is an actor and comedian who?s had countless photographs taken, many which might seem macabre or strange if taken out of context.

    On Burgess? current Facebook page is a shot of the pretty, ginger-haired thespian in stage make-up, pretending to be a gruesome Evil Dead character, while other shots in her portfolio show her with fake wounds, and in pirate gear.

    There was also her hobby as as Live Action Role Player, which saw Burgess and her husband dressed in Gothic costumes with a steampunk twist ? and again, such cosplay makes for some very odd photos if misunderstood.

    Madill says her sister?s stage career could easily explain the photos of her, presuming the Fish Creek snapshots really are Burgess.

    ?There?s the possibility these were taken as part of her job, and that?s what we?re choosing to believe until we have any reason to believe otherwise,? said Madill.

    But why would the photos be left on trees in a very public park?

    ?Maybe somebody decided to do a vigil for her or something,? said Madill.

    The family?s optimism remains steadfast, even as the case grows increasingly worrisome, and certainly more strange.

    Rumours abound online, as a public weaned on television detective shows speculates over the meaning of the strange photos.

    Madill says that?s all to be expected, but she does address the rumours Burgess? estranged husband might be involved in her disappearance.

    ?We?re friendly with him and there?s no animosity at all ? and he and my sister still get along quite well,? said Madill.

    Burgess was reported missing on Dec. 1, after she failed to show up for planned meetings with family and friends, and her cellphone and vehicle were found at home.

    Though she travels to cities like Edmonton for work as a performance artist and stand-up comedian, Burgess is typically in contact with her family ? and her recent silence is very out of character.

    There have been tips, and last week, police in Toronto and Vancouver issued press releases saying they?d been told Burgess could be in one of those cities.

    But in Calgary, the focus for now is on Fish Creek.

    ?The police have been phenomenal, doing everything they can, and they taking every lead seriously, like this one,? said Madill.
    http://www.calgarysun.com/2014/12/17...ns-case-sister

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    Boring.

    Calgary Police now say that a series of photos found in Fish Creek Park earlier this week have no connection to the disappearance of a woman.
    Media reports on Wednesday morning indicated that a series of photos were found taped to trees in the area of Fish Creek Park in southeast Calgary.
    Investigators say they’ve concluded their investigation into the origin of the photos and have found they are part of an art project and are not related to the missing Shannon Madill (Burgess).
    Family says Shannon Madill Burgess was unlikely to disappear without contacting anyone
    Search for missing Calgary woman spreads beyond city limits
    Burgess was last seen on Thursday, November 27, at her home in the 1900 block of Spiller Road S.E.
    When she did not meet with friends and family the following Sunday, they reported her missing to authorities.
    An investigation into Burgess’ disappearance revealed no evidence of foul play and those who know her know it’s out of character for her to not be in touch with family and friends.
    Police say that she frequently travels to Edmonton for work as a performance artist and standup comedian, but they have found no trace of her there either.
    Investigators are also working with police in Vancouver and Toronto to try and locate her.
    Burgess is described as:
    White
    Approximately 130 lbs
    5’6”
    Red hair
    Green eyes


    Read more: http://calgary.ctvnews.ca/photos-in-...#ixzz3MIKhxhGX

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    http://calgary.ctvnews.ca/body-of-mi...rder-1.2454601

    Body of missing Calgary actress found, husband charged with murder


    Calgary police have located the remains of Shannon Madill (Burgess), missing since November 2014, in the Ramsay home she shared with her husband.

    According to police, the body of the actress was located at the couple's home, located in the 1900 block of Spiller Road Southeast, on Friday during the execution of a search warrant.

    Shannon’s husband, 29-year-old Joshua Burgess, has been arrested and charged with second degree murder in connection to her death.

    “It wasn’t a tip," said Staff Sergeant Colin Chisholm of the CPS Homicide Unit. "As the investigation progressed it rapidly transitioned from a missing persons investigation into a homicide investigation.”

    Staff Sgt. Chisholm says a cursory search of the home was conducted when Shannon was reported missing with the consent of the occupant. Joshua had been cooperative throughout the investigation and there were no prior calls to the Ramsay address.

    “There was no history of domestic conflict, domestic violence, whatsoever in that relationship.”

    Neighbours were surprised to hear the ‘normal guy’ with a quiet dog had been charged with second degree murder.

    “I see this guy every week for a couple of times. He’s a normal guy,” said John Wysocki who has lived in the quiet community for 20 years. “They are normal people.”

    "It's very hard to believe."

    Wysocki said Joshua Burgess had lived in the home for roughly two years.

    Shannon, 25 years old at the time of her disappearance, was scheduled to meet her brother at StageWest on Sunday, November 30, 2014, but never arrived. Her family reported her missing the following day.

    Shannon, a performance artist and standup comedian, was a well known member of Calgary's and Edmonton's art circles.

    In December, Joshua Burgess stood alongside members of Shannon's family during a plea for information about the missing woman's whereabouts during a media availability arranged by the Calgary Police Service.

    At the time, Calgary Police Service Staff Sergeant Travis Baker was asked 'If the estranged husband (of Shannon) was being cooperative'.

    "Absolutely," replied Staff Sgt. Baker. "The whole family has been cooperative."

    Shannon's family confirms the couple had separated but continued to live together in their Ramsay home.

    Joshua Burgess is scheduled to appear in court on Monday.


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    Whoa! Her body was found today?? 9 months after she went missing?? And no one thought to look in her husband's house before today? Am I missing something or is this really odd?

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    They looked in the house when she was "missing" but it was basically a quick search and the husband was cooperating with them so they didn't really have reason to assume he was hiding a body in there. guessing they eventually figured it out but they weren't allowed to go back in the house so they needed a warrant to check again.
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    Because they are probably not ghetto and hood like me.

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    Here he is at the press conference re Shannon in December 14 (on the end in all black)


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    Accused Calgary murderer Josh Burgess kept online dating profile while wife was missing

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    Just two months after Shannon Burgess (nee Madill) went missing, her husband Josh Burgess was frequenting the 7-Eleven near their home with other women, according to employees at the store, where Shannon once worked.

    Lisa Ruttan, store leader at the 7-Eleven on Spiller Road, said she felt uneasy around Josh after Shannon disappeared last November.

    "I talked to him every day that he was here asked him how things were going, how he was or if they had any new news," Ruttan added. "And he was just kind of emotionless."

    On Sunday, police announced they had recovered Shannon's body from the couple's Ramsay residence and had charged Josh with second-degree murder.

    Ruttan said she was especially caught off guard by Josh's behaviour when he showed up at the convenience store with a different girl while the search for Shannon was still in full swing.

    "His wife was missing and had only been missing for two months," she said. "It was weird."

    Two other 7-Eleven employees confirmed Josh, whom they instantly recognized in a photo, frequently visited the store with other women.

    Meanwhile, Burgess also maintained a dating profile on matchmaking site OKCupid.

    Most recently active on May 9, Burgess' profile includes solo photos of him doing things like petting a dog and competing in Spartan Sprint event, as well as a picture of him and Shannon.

    His profile, which remained online Monday, states he is in an "open relationship," and seeking "new friends" or "short-term dating." His online name on the site is "JustJoshingYouEh".

    http://metronews.ca/news/calgary/141...s-was-missing/
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    Ugh. Sandals on a killer. No!

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    at least he wasn't wearing socks, too.
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    Incredible that he was able to conceal the body for that long without anyone suspecting. Just wow.

    RIP Shannon

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    Quote Originally Posted by Olivia View Post
    ugh. Fucking hipsters.

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    http://globalnews.ca/news/2989341/jo...adills-murder/

    Joshua Burgess to stand trial in 2018 for wife Shannon Madill’s murder

    A trial date has been set for a Calgary man accused of killing his wife.

    The trial for Joshua Burgess by judge and jury is scheduled to last three weeks beginning Feb. 20, 2018.

    In August, Burgess consented to stand trial for the second-degree murder Shannon Madill (Burgess), who was reported missing in late November 2014.


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    http://www.metronews.ca/news/calgary...r-in-yard.html

    Calgary man pleads guilty to killing, burying actress Shannon Madill

    A man has been sentenced to life in prison for killing his wife because he wanted her to "stop talking" before hiding her body outside the home they shared.

    Joshua Burgess, 31, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder Monday on what was supposed to be the first day of his trial in Calgary.

    Crown prosecutor Susan Pepper told court the couple had dated for four years before getting married, but it wasn't long before the marriage was in trouble.

    She said Madill and Burgess were separated and dating other people in November 2014 and Madill was packing up her belongings for a "dream job" in Edmonton.

    Pepper said Burgess came in after midnight on Nov. 27 and the two started talking and had sex on the couch. But it wasn't long before the pair were arguing.

    "Shannon said things to the accused that night that he did not want to hear. She told him that she regretted marrying him and she did not need him," Pepper read from an agreed statement of facts.

    "In an attempt to get her to stop talking, the accused put his hand over Shannon's mouth. This did not work and she bit him. The accused then got on top of Shannon and strangled her with both of his hands so that she could not speak or scream."

    Court heard Burgess put Madill's body into a plastic container and moved it to the patio of their home where it remained until spring. That's when he buried her in the front yard and covered the spot with dirt, branches and cement slabs.


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