Monday, July 29, 2013

The Conclusion To A Sad Story

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In 1984, the Islanders were fresh off their attempt at the drive for five and held the 20th overall pick in the first round of the draft.  With that pick, they selected Duncan MacPherson a defenseman from the Saskatoon Blades of the WHL.  MacPherson was a physical player and playing that style of game really took a toll on his body causing many injuries.  Those injuries caused the Islanders to look past MacPherson and led to him retiring from hockey at the young age of 23.

Wanting to be the typical adventurous 23 year old, in the summer of 1989 Duncan took a trip to Europe and stayed with a family friend.  One day Duncan asked to take his car and that was the last day he was ever seen alive by his friends or family.  After realizing he was missing, his parents ventured on a journey that would change their lives.  It was a journey that wouldn't end until the summer of 2003 when after 14 years of searching, the body of their son, 23 year old Duncan MacPherson was found and his case was officially closed by local police.

For a more detailed version of this story check out the video below:

1 comment:

  1. The story of what really happened to Duncan MacPherson is told in book, "Cold a Long Time"
    You can access the story details on the book's website:

    Lynda MacPherson
    (Duncan's mother) in Saskatoon Canada