Toronto police investigators are looking to interview Sergio Abreu about the circumstances surrounding the mysterious death of Bell Laboucan-McLean. Photo:clubcatcher.comBy Jorge Barrera APTN National NewsToronto police investigators are now seeking to question a third man in relation to the mysterious circumstances surrounding the death of a Cree woman who fell 31 storeys from the balcony of a Toronto condo this past July, APTN National News has learned.Police are still trying to determine what led to Bella Laboucan-McLean’s death in the early morning hours of July 20, 2013.Investigators have already questioned two men and two women who were at a party in condo unit 3109 at the time when Laboucan-McLean, 25, fell to her death.Nobody in the condo called police at the time of the incident. A man from the condo called in a missing persons report on Laboucan-McLean 12 hours after she fell from the a balcony on the 31st floor of 21 Iceboat Terr.Investigators are still trying to determine whether the death was suicide, accidental or murder. The case has not been transferred to homicide detectives and is in the hands of Toronto police’s 14 Division’s criminal investigation bureau.The division’s investigators have obtained a production order from an Ontario judge to access the cell phone records of at least four of the individuals in the condo at the time of Laboucan-McLean’s death.They hope to discover whether there were any spikes in data transfers or phone calls to and from cells at the time of the fateful fall.It could take up to three months for police to obtain the records from cell phone service providers, according to a police source close to the investigation.Investigators, however, have managed to confirm the identity of a third man who was also in the condo at the time of the incident, according to the police source.Investigators knew early on that a man named “Sergio” was also at the party, but failed to glean any information beyond his first name from their interviews.He has since been identified as Sergio Abreu who appears to be friends with Andrew James, aka Ox, the man who was renting unit 3109.The two were pictured together at the Tryst nightclub in December 2012, according to Facebook photos.Andrew James (left) and Sergio Abreu (right) in a photo posted in December 2012 on Abreu’s Facebook page.The two men were also photographed together at Tryst on July 19, 2013, the same night Laboucan-McLean went to the club with friend Antony Rankine. The four later went to James’ condo with two women from Montreal.Andrew James (foreground) and Sergio Abreu (background) at club Tryst on July 19, 2013. Photo: clubcatcher.comAbreu is currently unemployed and no longer has an active cell phone number, according to a relative contacted by APTN National News.Abreu did not respond to requests for comment from APTN National News.Investigators made contact with Abreu last week.Police were alerted to Laboucan-McLean’s death at about 5 a.m. when a neighbour called police after hearing a strange sound and seeing a body on the ground.Investigators went into the condo building and began knocking on doors from the section of the building from where they believed she fell.They came up empty. Investigators believe the party was still going at the time of Laboucan-McLean’s death.“They were partying when the police was called at 5 a.m.,” said the police source.Rankine, who is also a hip hop artist named Scandalis, told APTN National News that no one knew Laboucan-McLean had disappeared until they woke later in the day.“The truth has been told already,” said Rankine. “None of us knew she fell until we woke up next day. The police have all this information.”Police are still investigation mysterious circumstances around the death of Bella Laboucan-McLean, 25. Photo courtesy of LeeLee PhotographyLaboucan-McLean grew up in her mother’s community of Sturgeon Lake Cree Nation in Alberta. Her father Billy Joe Laboucan is the Chief of the Lubicon Lake Band.She had recently graduated from Humber College’s Fashion Arts program and was planning to launch a career in the industry. She also attended the University of Alberta.Her death stunned her friends and family who believe there is no way she would have taken her own life.A vigil held near the spot where she died was attended by actor Tantoo Cardinal and author Naomi [email protected]@JorgeBarrera
(CLICK HERE, if you are unable to view this video on your mobile device.)The Warriors (9-1) have a good thing going. But they sure could use some quality time at home.Last week, the Warriors spent four days in New York and one day in Chicago. They had limited practice time. And to avoid burnout, the Warriors held optional shootaround before Friday’s game against Minnesota and an optional practice on Saturday. This week, the Warriors play at Oracle Arena against Memphis (Monday), …
57SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr,Ben Prager Prior to forming Prager Creative, Ben worked with design studios, branding firms and advertising agencies to push great strategy and design for all his projects. His experience with all aspects … Web: www.pragercreative.com/creditunions Details Are you still trying to ignore social media? Or maybe you have good intentions, but it keeps slipping to the bottom of the list. Did you know that this July, Facebook reached over 2 billion users? More importantly, almost 70% of consumers with investment accounts have a profile on at least one social network. Social media is not only important for business marketing, it’s needed for better client relations. As an advertising agency, we’ve managed social media for a variety of clients, and we’ve seen it’s best to work WITH clients, not FOR clients when it comes to social posts.Every brand has different needs for social media, financial institutions included. We’ve worked with companies in a variety of ways: to simply refresh and align tone, deliver posts for set campaigns, or full social takeovers to assist in-house marketing teams.Because brands all have different needs, there are no set rules for what will make a post take off. Along with trends and audience reaction, what a brand needs is constantly evolving as well. But through all these evolutions one thing has remained constant: genuine connections.Looking at the major social outlets–Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or Snapchat–they all started as a way for people to connect with friends. From those beginnings, all of these outlets have grown to include company conversation and advertising opportunities. While this is great for credit unions wanting to connect and engage their customers, we shouldn’t forget the initial reason customers are there. Remembering this gives an insight into what they’ll listen and respond to.To really connect with customers, credit unions need to be relatable. Showing there are real people behind the social accounts creates authentic communication. One-third of millennials choose social media as their top choice for communicating with a business. Social media is a great opportunity for two-way conversation, but it cannot reach it’s full potential if either side is indifferent about speaking. Posts about products and specials are just as important as ones about community events or responses to customer feedback.Social is a great tool for visitors and followers to get a snapshot of who you really are. Do you have a recent change in management you could share, a local fundraiser your credit union is supporting, or a company celebration that shows employee personality behind the business? These are all great opportunities to connect with your audience and keep your content fresh for followers.This doesn’t mean to throw strategy out the window in favor of quick, constant posts. Quantity over quality is not the way to go here. Every social media post should have strategy considered before, and reviews after, to create the strongest messaging. Posts that incorporate new information and allow campaigns the largest reach is the best ROI for every credit union.Finding the sweet spot of marketing insight and brand personality is where brands find the most success and the best connections.
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