The Story of Mark Comey
Mark and Robyn Comey travel to Puerto Vallarta for their honeymoon.
Mark and Robyn apply for life insurance.
The application for life insurance is amended to seek life insurance only for Mark.
August 21, 2008
Application for life insurance is accepted and policy issued.
October 22, 2008
Mark and Robyn Comey travel to Cancun Mexico for vacation. They arrive after midnight on October 23 and are supposed to return to Edmonton on October 29, 2008.
October 25, 2008
Robyn and Mark go swimming at the hotel pool. The couple then decides to go swimming at the beach. Mark goes ahead and Robyn follows “minutes after” once she’s collected their belongings. Mark isn’t at the beach when Robyn arrives there.
October 26, 2008
Robyn calls Mark’s best friend in Edmonton and he subsequently flies to Mexico. The Canadian Consulate is notified by the hotel. Local fishermen & diving schools begin a massive search begins.
October 27, 2008
Other levels of Mexican police, Mexican Navy and Mexican Coast Guard begin searching for Mark up and down the coast. Robyn is interviewed by the local Mexican police.
October 28, 2008
Todd Stewart, Canadian Consul from Mexico City, advises Robyn that he’s flagged Mark’s passport so they’ll be notified if there’s any attempt to cross any borders.
October 29, 2008
A default judgment for $16,723 is issued against Robyn for unpaid student loans.
October 31, 2008
Robyn leaves Mexico to return to Edmonton.
November 26, 2008
Constable Pat Frey from the RCMP interviews Robyn Comey in Edmonton.
May 11, 2009
Robyn receives letter from Foreign Affairs recommending that Robyn apply for a death certificate in Canada.
June 4, 2009
Cst. Patrick Frey and Sgt. Randy Rechner of the RCMP advise Robyn in a letter that the Mexican Attorney General’s office had completed their efforts to look for Mark and that the RCMP have no reason to believe that Mark is still alive.
June 6, 2009
Robyn Comey goes to the RCMP office in Edmonton for her second interview.
December 10, 2010
Robyn Comey goes to court to have her husband declared dead. She says it’s to get closure and to apply for Mark’s life insurance.
January 2, 2010
Robyn holds a memorial service for Mark.
January 11, 2010
RCMP writes a letter stating the Mark Comey case is still open and with the assistance of Interpol they are actively investigating.
September 7, 2010
A judge in Edmonton dismisses Robyn’s request to have her husband declared dead.