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    Counts and Estimates of Victims on the Highway of Tears

    While the term Highway of Tears once applied specifically to Highway 16 in BC, the swath of missing women, the majority of them from First Nations communities, extends from Vancouver to Saskatchewan - maybe even to Manitoba and beyond.

    This thread is for tracing the Tears beyond Highway 16, and for trying to piece together how many victims we are really looking at here - how many different killers, and how many crimes. With so many missing women, we can't afford to ignore unidentified remains further east, etc.

    As seen in this older thread (link below), some observers have estimated that hundreds of women have disappeared or been killed through this area in the past couple of decades:

    [ame="http://www.websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?t=26708"]500 native women who have disappeared or been murdered in the last 20 years - Websleuths Crime Sleuthing Community[/ame]


    Please discuss information from the rest of Canada's western provinces that might be useful for researching the Highway of Tears here, as well as missing women from the border of BC to Manitoba.

    Also, collect estimates from various sources as you find them.
    Last edited by WhyaDuck?; 02-18-2011 at 05:49 PM.

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    9 cases added to Highway of Tears probe; Cops say 18 files from Alberta to Prince Rupert may be linked

    By Cheryl Chan, The Province February 15, 2011
    The Province

    Sun Oct 14 2007

    Police have added nine names to the investigation into women who have disappeared or been murdered along the so-called Highway of Tears, doubling the official number of cases.

    The new cases, dating from 1969 to 1983, were identified from 200 cold cases based on their similarities to the original nine cases. Geographic and criminal profiling were used to make the links, said RCMP spokesman Sgt. Pierre Lemaitre.

    The Highway of Tears investigation was originally limited to the 750-kilometre stretch of Highway 16 between Prince George and Prince Rupert, where nine women, age 15 to 25, vanished or were found dead since 1989.

    With the new additions, police have broadened the geographical scope to Merritt in the south and Alberta in the east.
    Read more: http://www.theprovince.com/news/case...#ixzz1EGooLhDz

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    List of missing or slain native women grows

    Most of deaths and disappearances occurred in western provinces, group says

    Last Updated: Wednesday, April 21, 2010 | 2:50 PM ET

    A new report has added 62 more names to a growing list of missing or slain aboriginal women and girls across Canada.

    The report by the Native Women's Association of Canada pegs the total as at least 582. The data is drawn from the last three decades, with 153 of the cases occurring between 2000 and 2008. Most of the women in the database were killed, while 115 are still missing.
    Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/story/2010/...#ixzz1EHBybW17

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    You can find a discussion of the RCMP serial killer probe in Manitoba here:

    [ame="http://www.websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?t=87303"]RCMP reviewing cold-case homicides for signs of serial killer - Websleuths Crime Sleuthing Community[/ame]

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    A series of unsolved murders and disappearances of young women has earned the route the nickname the "Highway of Tears" along the 800 km (500 mi) section of highway between Prince George and Prince Rupert. It is unknown how many women have been killed or have suspicously disappeared since 1969, but some estimate the number could be as high as 32. By October 2007, Project E-Pana, an investigation by the RCMP (Royal Canadian Mounted Police) examining the similarities among these murders and disappearances, determined that 18 of them show enough similarities to be linked. These are the unsolved murders and missing-persons files that are collectively called "The Highway of Tears" case.
    [ame]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_Columbia_Highway_16[/ame]

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    The "Official" 18 victims currently being investigated as a cohort, as released in 2007:

    1. Gloria Moody. Murdered. Williams Lake. 1969
    2. Micheline Pare: Murdered. Hudson Hope. 1970
    3. Gale Weys. Murdered. Clearwater. 1973
    4. Pamela Darlington. Murdered. Kamloops. 1973
    5. Monica Ignas. Murdered. Terrace. 1974
    6. Colleen MacMillen. Homicide. 100 Mile House. 1974
    7. Monica Jack. Murdered. Merritt. 1978
    8. Maureen Mosie. Murdered. Kamloops. 1981
    9. Shelly-Ann Bascu. Missing. Hinton, Alta. 1983
    10. Alberta Williams. Murdered. Prince Rupert. 1989
    11. Delphine Nikal. Missing. Smithers. 1990
    12. Ramona Wilson. Murdered. Smithers. 1994
    13. Roxanne Thiara. Murdered. Burns Lake. 1994
    14. Alishia Germaine. Murdered. Prince George. 1994
    15. Lana Derrick. Missing. Terrace. 1995
    16. Nicole Hoar. Missing. Prince George. 2002
    17. Tamara Chipman. Missing. Prince Rupert. 2005
    18. Aielah Saric Auger. Murdered. Prince George. February 2006

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    Missing Jack Family

    http://www.highwayoftears.ca/Missing...jackfamily.htm
    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/1376dmbc.html


    What's interesting is that this family was seen at the First Litre Pub in Prince George. This is the same pub that Aielah Saric Auger was seen at.

    "Aielah Saric-Auger - February 11, 2006 - Age 14 - Murdered - Aielah was last seen February 2, 2006, near First Litre Pub in Prince George. Her body was found February 11, 2006 east of Prince George near Tabor Mtn. turnoff. She was unidentified for a few months"
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    Quote Originally Posted by WhyaDuck? View Post
    You can find a discussion of the RCMP serial killer probe in Manitoba here:

    RCMP reviewing cold-case homicides for signs of serial killer - Websleuths Crime Sleuthing Community
    More info on Manitoba cold cases:

    http://www.macp.mb.ca/disappear.php

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    Victims’ families and women’s advocates argue the official list should be much longer than 18 names, suggesting up to twice that number of girls and women have met similar violence in northern and central B.C. over the past 40 years.

    A Vancouver Sun investigation has uncovered 13 other victims who went missing or were murdered near a major roadway in B.C. or Alberta, who appear to be similar to the 18 on the official list and, in some cases, had been linked in the past to the “highway murders” by previous police investigations. The stories of these additional cases will be told in our series “The Vanishing Point” over the next five days.

    In some of the additional cases identified by The Sun, Hulan argued the victims don’t meet the criteria the RCMP set for inclusion on the list. Victims must be female and match at least one of the two following scenarios: they were involved in a high-risk activity such as hitchhiking or the sex trade, or they were last seen — or their body was found — within a mile or so from three specific B.C. highways.

    Hulan conceded other victims might potentially be linked to one or more of the women on the official list, but he added the RCMP had to make its investigation manageable, so it focused on a certain geographical area.
    http://www.vancouversun.com/news/van...207/story.html

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    Info on Edmonton's Project KARE:

    http://www.kare.ca/




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