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  1. #1
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    Jun 2009

    Lana Derrick, 19, Missing since October 1995

    Age 19, disappeared on October 7th, 1995. Last seen at a gas station near Terrace, BC (Thornhill), traveling East on Highway 16 to her home in the Hazelton area. She was enrolled in studies at Northwest Community College in Terrace.


  2. #2
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    Jun 2009
    Just 10 months after Leah's murder, 19-year-old college student Lana Derrick disappeared from a gas station on Highway 16 in Thornhill.

    Lana was a shy, bespectacled young forestry student who loved the outdoors and nature.

    "She worked hard. She liked school," Sally Gibson said of her niece during an interview in the native town of Gitwangak.

    On the first weekend of October, 1995, Lana made the 265-kilometre trek along Highway 16 to go to her mother's Thornhill house for the weekend.

    The last known person she spoke to on Sat., Oct. 7, 1995 was a close friend, who said Lana told her around 3 a.m. that she was partying in town with some people she knew with a car.

    Police said they had a surveillance video from a local gas station, where a clerk remembers Lana coming inside to buy cigarettes while a car with two men waited outside.

    Lana's relatives in Terrace launched a search, but the police participated for only three days.

    "All of a sudden we were told the time was up and they'd take it from there. But they didn't," said Gibson.

    "They just didn't care. As far as I'm concerned, they still don't care," said a teary-eyed Gibson, who is also the aunt of victim Alberta Williams.

  3. #3
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    Dec 2007
    The great white north

    Facebook page dedicated to Lana Derrick


    Lana Derrick MISSING PERSON
    Aged 19,at the time of her disappearence
    Dark brown hair;
    brown eyes
    disappeared Oct. 7, 1995,
    at a service station in Thornhill
    After she left a house party 3:30am
    while home from school or the weekend. Lana was enrolled in forestry studies at Northwest Community College.
    If you have any information concerning Lana call the nearest RCMP or Police
    Crimestoppers 1-800-222-TIPS or call
    Missing Women's Task Force
    Ray Michalko 1-866-962-5585

  4. #4
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    Dec 2007
    The great white north

    Lana Derrick, 19, Missing since October 1995

    VANCOUVER - Sally Gibson has been waiting nearly two decades for answers about what became of her niece, a 19-year-old forestry student from a small First Nation in northern British Columbia who vanished along the Highway of Tears.

    There's the official story: Lana Derrick was out with some friends and at some point ended up in a car with two unidentified men, with whom she was last seen at a gas station along Highway 16 near Terrace in the early morning of Oct. 7, 1995.

    But that's just one of the many theories, rumours and guesses Gibson and her relatives have heard over the years, a painful reminder that no one not the family, not the police has any idea about what happened.

    "We have heard so many different stories and have been told so many different things that we don't even know," said Gibson from her home in Gitanyow, the First Nations reserve where Derrick grew up.

    "It isn't like Lana died and we went and buried her and the pain will go away. She totally disappeared. That's an open wound."

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  5. #5
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    Oct 2009
    19-year-old Lana Derrick went missing in the early hours of Oct. 6, 1995. RCMP say she was last seen at a gas station on Highway 16 just outside Terrace, B.C. early that morning. (Ron Wild/Missing & Murdered)

    Faces of missing and murdered indigenous women are popping up on vacant buildings in Regina and Toronto.

    The portraits are part of a global art project called Inside Out started by French street artist JR.

    People from all over the world send JR portraits that he prints into pasteable posters to be publicly displayed. The idea is to turn personal identity into art to convey a message or make a statement.

    Ron Wild, an artist originally from Regina now working and living in Toronto, wanted to bring attention to an national issue – missing and murdered indigenous women.

  6. #6
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    Oct 2009
    This is the other recent mention of Lana in the media, oddly the author of the book and former LE, has received tips about many of the women, but none concerning missing Terrace women Lana Derrick or Tamara Chipman.
    April 6 2016


    When Michalko began his search way back in early 2006, seven women were missing or had been found murdered along the highway, which grew to nine – the number Michalko talks about in his book – then jumped to 18 when the RCMP decided to add more cases, some from Alberta and some from further south in B.C., saying they were related.

    His search for answers began with placing an ad in papers in the northwest, asking anyone with information to come forward and talk to him.

    Michalko believed that someone out there knew something but was afraid to talk to the police.

    A friend laughed at him, saying he’d never get any replies to his ad; however, Michalko was swamped with tips.

    Over the years, he has travelled to Terrace and Prince George several times, and to Smithers, and Houston to investigate further.

    He’s met with tipsters and has wanted to share his information with police, but says he’s never heard back from the authorities.

    Now, he says he can’t escape from the cases and his investigations.

    “I’ve given up on the idea [of quitting]. The only way I’ll escape is to retire and disconnect my phone and email. I can’t sit still so I don’t see that happening in the near future.”

    Michalko added that of the tips that he still receives, none are about missing Terrace women Lana Derrick or Tamara Chipman.
    Last edited by dotr; 04-21-2016 at 10:16 PM.

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