Unsolved Murder: Melanie Dawn Geddes (2005)


On the 1st of August, 2005, Melanie Dawn Geddes (24) was last seen leaving a house party she attended in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. Dawn had recently gotten a new job and to celebrate she had attended the party with her sister, leaving her three young children at home being taken care of by her mother, Valerie Smokeyday. Despite the house party being only a few blocks from her home, Dawn never made it back and was reported missing.


Then on Dec. 20, 2005, three horseback riders came upon her remains in the Qu’Appelle Valley, about 35 kilometers north of Regina. One of the horse riders described finding the remains in a remote spot in haying land, about 17 kilometers south of Southey and close to the Piapot First Nation. Another source describes that Melanie was discovered near the Qu'Appelle River - which if true, could mean that her remains may have been placed there, left there, or washed up by the river.


Melanie was the youngest of four siblings and she was in a relationship with her high-school sweet hear Eric Cleveland. The couple had three daughters: Tiara, Katie, and Chloe. She was also a member of the George Gordon First Nation Tribe.


Although Melanie's death has been referred to as a homicide, the police have not released any information regarding the remains or any autopsy results.