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    Filmmaker focuses on Highway of Tears

    When filmmaker Matt Smiley first heard about the Highway of Tears, he knew it was a story that had to be told.

    Now he's in Prince George with a camera crew and will be touring the 700 kilometre stretch of Highway 16, between here and Prince Rupert, examining the route where at least 18 young women have been murdered or have gone missing.

    It all began when the name of Nicole Hoar - the treeplanter from Red Deer who was last seen June 21, 2002 at a gas station west of Prince George - came up in a conversation with Smiley and his sister and brother-in-law, who live in Prince George.

    Smiley, who grew up in Montreal and lives in Los Angeles, had never heard of the Highway of Tears until then.

    http://www.princegeorgecitizen.com/a...ghway-of-tears

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    Highway of Tears: Mystery of the 800-mile stretch of Canadian road where up to 43 women have gone missing in 30 years and could be victims of serial killer

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...#ixzz1yehgEp00

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...ing-women.html

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    Police confirm dead Oregon convict responsible for Highway of Tears slaying ...

    http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Pol...937/story.html

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    Suspected serial killer murdered B.C. teen: RCMP

    http://bc.ctvnews.ca/suspected-seria...-rcmp-1.969995

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    VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Canadian police have linked a dead U.S. convict to the killing of a teenage girl nearly 40 years ago, one of 18 young women who were killed or vanished along three highways in British Columbia over several decades. Oregon authorities are also investigating the man for possible links to four murders in the U.S. state.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/0...n_1915783.html

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    Highway of Tears: Victim's family makes emotional plea for tips ...

    If fear has kept you silent, Fowler can no longer hurt you in any way, so please come forward. For our family and other families that are going through the loss of a loved one there is still that uncertainty of not knowing; questions and emotions left hanging. If you can help in any way please do so for Gale and all the other women.

    This is all we wish to say at this time, we ask if you have further questions please direct them to the police and respect our family's privacy.

    http://www.theprovince.com/news/bc/H...432/story.html

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    Mounties get 250 tips in missing and murdered women cases in northern B.C.

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    Highway of Tears is on 48 Hours Mystery on Saturday nite November 17 on CBS. Check your local listings.

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    For those who missed it, here is the link to the full episode.

    Highway of Tears - 48 Hours - CBS News
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    Judge reveals humanity in serial killer's trial



    Officially, the RCMP in British Columbia are probing 18 such murders or disappearances. But nationally, as the RCMP revealed last May, police across Canada recorded 1,181 incidents of aboriginal female murders and unresolved disappearances between 1980 and 2012.

    Prince George is where B.C. Supreme Court Justice Glen Parrett lives; it's also where he practised law with a famous firm and where he has long served as the resident judge.

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    He's a formidable character who runs a tight ship and has a delightfully low tolerance for BS. I thought he was smart and humane. His judgment offers evidence of both.

    He treated the murdered women, and their many relatives who were in court, with respect but not delicacy.

    About each he included humanizing details in "a process that can sometimes lose perspective through the use of labels which sometimes mask and obscure the people behind those labels."

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    He concluded that all four murders were committed during the course of a sexual assault or attempted sexual assault. Thus, he found Legebokoff was a sex offender and would be registered as such for life.


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    RCMP still investigating deaths and disappearances of 18 women along 3 highways in BC

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/aboriginal/hi...rges-1.2688994
    The Mountie overseeing the investigation into the murders and disappearances of women and girls along British Columbia's so-called Highway of Tears says his officers have a number of "strong suspects," but they have yet to uncover enough evidence to lay charges nearly two years after the last major break in the case.

    Staff-Sgt. Wayne Clary leads project E-PANA, which has spent years investigating the deaths and disappearances of 18 women and girls along three highways in the province's north.
    Roughly 60 officers were assigned to the case at the height of the investigation, though Clary said that number has dropped to between 12 and 15, who spend most of their time on the project. Still, he said E-PANA is very much an active investigation.

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    Police press on in ‘frustrating’ and lengthy Highway of Tears probe

    http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/...ticle19350269/
    The RCMP launched Project E-PANA in fall 2005 to investigate the decades-long string of homicides and disappearances involving young women near northern B.C.’s Highway 16. The team is investigating 18 cases – 13 homicides and five disappearances – from 1969 to 2006.
    The number of investigators has been scaled back. It peaked at roughly 60 and is now between 12 and 15. The number of tips coming in has also slowed – a couple dozen were received over the past six months or so.
    The last major development was in September, 2012, when Mounties announced Bobby Jack Fowler was responsible for the 1974 death of Colleen MacMillen. Police said at the time that Mr. Fowler – who died in an Oregon prison in 2006 – was also believed to have killed Gale Weys and Pamela Darlington. Staff Sgt. Clary said the force has not been able to definitively link Mr. Fowler to the two additional killings, though he believes the convict was responsible.

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    More Calls For Shuttle Bus Along "Highway of Tears"

    http://www.cftktv.com/News/Story.aspx?ID=2170551
    Given what's going on here, and given the number of women that have gone missing, I think it's inexcusable that there aren't realistic travel options for people trying to travel along Highway 16," Black said.There's been lots of talk among local and provincial politicians about a shuttle bus network -- but no action yet.

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    Police budget, officers cut in Highway of Tears probe

    http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Pol...415/story.html
    The budget for the RCMP investigation into 18 murdered and missing women and girls along the so-called Highway of Tears has been slashed by 84 per cent in the last two years.
    Senior Mounties and the Justice Ministry acknowledged in August that a reduction of $4.2 million in provincial funding to the RCMP would mean big cuts to the major crimes section, which includes the Highway of Tears probe.
    But Justice Ministry documents released Thursday, due to a Freedom of Information request, show the RCMP’s E-Pana task force has been financially decimated.
    The probe started in 2006 and at its peak had funding of more than $5 million for the three fiscal years between 2009/10 and 2011/12. But the task force lost two-thirds of its budget in 2012/13, free-falling to $1.8 million.
    Then in 2013/14, just $800,000 was allotted to E-Pana, which is trying to solve 18 murders or disappearances that span 37 years (1969 to 2006) and a wide geographic area encompassing Highways 16, 97 and 5.
    The task force at one time had 70 police officers plus support staff, and now has 12 “dedicated” investigators and staff members, RCMP spokesman Sgt. Rob Vermeulen said in an email Thursday.


    Read more: http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Pol...#ixzz3QJ4FK5aM

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    Exclamation Read the full 2009 Highway of Tears series: Vanishing Point

    A 2009 Vancouver Sun investigation by reporters Lori Culbert and Neal Hall reveals the full story behind the Highway of Tears victims and raises questions about other similar unsolved cases in B.C. and Alberta. The cases date back to the murder of Gloria Levina Moody in 1969 and end with the murder of a 14-year-old Prince George high school student in 2006.

    Read the full Vanishing Point series:

    Part One


    Read more: http://www.vancouversun.com/news/Rea...#ixzz3QJ5BiBsK

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