Reward increased for woman missing since 2008

Marilyn Bergeron

A $30,000 reward is being offered for information on the whereabouts of a woman who has been missing for nine years.

Marilyn Bergeron was 24 years old when she left her parents’ house to go for a walk on Feb. 17, 2008. She never returned.

She was seen later that day trying to withdraw money from a bank machine. Her credit card was used at 4:30 p.m. at a Cafe Depot in the Saint-Romuald neighbourhood in Levis, about 20 kilometres from her parents’ home.

Marilyn Bergeron was 24 years old when she left her parents’ house to go for a walk. She never returned. (Handout)

Bergeron had been living in Montreal for three years, but decided to move back to Quebec City with her parents. She was only there for a day before she disappeared.

Bergeron’s parents Andrée Béchard and Michel Bergeron, along with the Quebec City police force, have decided to reopen the search.

On Wednesday morning, police set up a command post on de la Concorde St. in the Saint-Romuald area. Béchard said in reports that some questions relating to her daughter’s disappearance remain unanswered – some people close to her daughter did not speak to police or could not be tracked down.

Well-known lawyer Marc Bellemare will be helping the family and taking in information from the public.

On the one-year anniversary of her disappearance, family members told reporters that something was on Bergeron’s mind before she vanished.

« My mother said, ‘Are you afraid of something?’ and she said, ‘Yes, I am.’ (…) but we couldn’t get her to talk, she would only cry, » said Nathalie Bergeron, Marilyn’s sister.

Bergeron measured about 5 foot 7 inches tall, and weighed 115 pounds at the time of her disappearance.

She has white skin, brown hair and blue-green eyes and a tattoo of a Pegasus between her right shoulder and chest.