View Full Version : Increased focus on hitchhiking

02-18-2011, 12:55 AM
February 02, 2011

This new year, the Houston/Granisle RCMP will be taking an increased interest in hitchhikers along the Highway of Tears, detachment commender Sgt. Sean Wadelius cautioned.

The new focus is one that’s connected to a recommendation by the Highway of Tears symposium, whose recommendations were submitted in 2006. Recommendation number two in the report asks that, “while the RCMP does a commendable job in patrolling the highway, these patrols can no longer drive past a hitchhiker who fits the victim profile.”

More at:

03-01-2011, 11:27 PM
sometimes i think that if rcmp had some undercover agents along hwy 16 posing as hitchhiking women, they could possibly catch the killer. yet that would probably be asking too much of the rcmp.

it would be great to make a list of all the names of the missing/deceased and those who have had their killers caught; those still unsolved...

03-01-2011, 11:35 PM
So dangerous. My parents made me watch a show about a girl who was hitching here in the states. She was raped, partially dismembered alive and left for dead. She survived. That made a lasting impression on me. I NEVER hitched, never even took rides from friends of friends.

It seems as if hitching is (or was in the not so distant past) a pretty common thing in the area. Perfect place to pick a victim. Not too difficult to find a place along the route to dump a body. It seems from the geography that there are vast unpopulated or sparsely populated areas. Makes you wonder how many bodies are out there, undiscovered. When you think of the numbers of the missing.

Does anyone know if it is still a common practice along the highway of tears? Have the psa's reduced the number of hitchhikers?

08-20-2011, 01:40 PM
I wonder why, after so many years of women going missing and said to be hitch hiking that women don't take heed and NOT hitch hike at all, but especially in this location.
Reminds me of the Sea-Tac highway between Seattle and Tacoma, WA where so many females (majority of them prostitutes) have been killed and their bodies found.