He has been searching for his sister relentlessly for 70 years

An Montreal adopter for artificial intelligence and a new genetic bank is still hoping to find his sister, who went missing in Quebec almost 70 years ago.


Pictures of Oskar and Hilda Doederlein's children from left to right: older sisters Hild, Rosemary (~ 2 years old), older brothers Gunter and Vera.

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Pictures of Oskar and Hilda Doederlein’s children from left to right: older sisters Hild, Rosemary (~ 2 years old), older brothers Gunter and Vera.

“I remember one evening when I put my head on my mother’s lap. I cried, cried, cried. I asked her several times: “Where is she?”


Of the ship

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The “proclamation” of the ship dates back to September 1954, when our family came to Canada from Germany.

In 1954, his family left Germany by boat to settle in Cote d’Ivoire, Montreal. A few weeks after their arrival, her sister Rosemary went to their neighborhood to buy bread for her parents.


Vera, 11, and Rosemary, 13, in Germany before moving to Canada in 1954.

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Vera, 11, and Rosemary, 13, in Germany before moving to Canada in 1954.

On this day in September, the 14-year-old did not return from the bakery.


The place in Montreal where Rosemary and Vera lived as children.

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The place in Montreal where Rosemary and Vera lived as children.

Kidnapped by a taxi?

“Every night we would go around looking for him, but I didn’t know he was missing. My parents didn’t tell me about it to protect me. I found out several years later. Even my father hoped to find a piece of cloth from him.” Went to the city to burn, ” Log Vera Doderlin Hasty.

This former Montrealer, who left Quebec in 1963 to live in Coronado, USA, remembers very well an important conversation between his parents.

“They said police and detectives believed Rosemary was abducted by a network of taxi drivers who attacked people in the Cote d’Ivoire borough in the 1950s,” she explained.Me Doderlin Hasty, who was 11 at the time of the tragedy.

However, he noted that there are several hypotheses on the table to explain his large disappearance. She could be transformed into a nun, adopted on the black market, or even bought by a farmer to work on her land.

New hope

Vera Doderlin Hasty, along with her daughter Krista, recently sought help from the public on social media to solve a mystery that has plagued her sister for 68 years.

“People have been so generous to us. We get thousands of messages, especially from experts. They want to help us, even if it doesn’t bother them. I find it very sensitive, ”he said.


Vera, an artistic portrait of Rosemary, was created by combining several photos of her to create a 14-year-old portrait between the ages of 13 and 2.

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Vera, an artistic portrait of Rosemary, was created by combining several photos of her to create a 14-year-old portrait between the ages of 13 and 2.

A Polish artist painted a colorful portrait of the girl after she disappeared in 1954. Another uses artificial intelligence to create a portrait of what Rosemary would look like at age 81.


By forensic artist Samantha Steinberg, 81-year-old Rosemary today looks like her age progresses.

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By forensic artist Samantha Steinberg, 81-year-old Rosemary today looks like her age progresses.

Not forgotten

M.Me Doederlein Hastie also sent her DNA to the gene bank Ancestry.com And 23andme to find his older sister.


One of her three items that Vera has kept for the past 68 years, hoping that her sister will one day knock on her door and she will be able to return them.

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One of the three items Vera has kept for the past 68 years, hoping that her sister will one day knock on her door and she will be able to return them.

“I have been leaving her purse, her prayer book and her jewelry since 1954 when she knocked on my door. […] I am about 80 years old. It’s kind of my last chance to find out what happened. I just want to know where Rosemary is, “he concluded.

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