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    Canada - Maggie Burke, 21, Edmonton, 9 Dec 2004

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    "Eleven years ago to the day, Maggie Burke left her Edmonton apartment at 118th Avenue and 95th Street to meet a friend.
    "It's been a nightmare," said her mother Marie Burke. "A nightmare that we haven't really been able to wake up from."

    Burke spoke to reporters Wednesday at an Edmonton police news conference, near where her 21-year-old daughter disappeared so many years ago, in an effort to generate new tips in the case."
    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmont...-ago-1.3357903

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    "Even though it's been 11 years, we think somebody out there might know something, as small as a tip it might be," said Sgt. Neil Zurawell, of the police service's missing person's unit. "They might think it's insignificant, but it could make the difference."

    Zurawell said police have little to go on in the case, one of 83 historical files dating back to the 1970s that are being investigated.

    Police have their suspicions, but don't have enough information to know exactly what happened, he said".

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    "She is described as an Aboriginal female, 5’7”, 125 pounds, brown eyes, with brown hair and red streaks at the time. She had a marijuana leaf tattoo on her left arm.

    Anyone who has information about this disappearance of Maggie Burke is asked to contact the EPS at 780-423-4567 or #377 from a mobile phone. Anonymous information can also be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at www.tipsubmit.com/start.htm."


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    "Maggie Burke was 21-years-old when she vanished from central Edmonton. It’s believed she was going to meet a friend. Burke was involved in the sex-trade industry and a “high-risk lifestyle,” the RCMP’s Project KARE team said in a missing person alert released in April 2005. Investigators believe foul play was involved in her disappearance.

    Marie Burke says she knows her daughter struggled with drug addictions, “but it’s not who she was.”

    “She is a very loving person. She loved to work with animals, she wanted to be a veterinarian. She worked in restaurants as a server. She had a full life. She also has an 11-year-old daughter who wonders what’s happened to her mother.”
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    Maggie Burke was a 21-year-old prostitute and crack addict who was reported missing by her roommate David Stang in December 2004. She was aboriginal, stood five foot seven, weighed 120 lbs, had brown eyes and brown hair with red highlights.

    Stang was living with Burke and other friends on 95 Street around 118 Avenue at the time – but didn’t know a lot about Burke’s activities as a prostitute. He said she would receive phone calls at home, go out and then return a few hours later. And police say they believe she worked in the area of the 7-Eleven store near 89 Street.

    Stang said Burke disappeared after receiving a call the night of Dec. 9 sometime before midnight – leaving the residence and saying she’d be right back. She took nothing with her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dotr View Post
    “She is a very loving person. She loved to work with animals, she wanted to be a veterinarian. She worked in restaurants as a server. She had a full life. She also has an 11-year-old daughter who wonders what’s happened to her mother.”
    respectfully snipped for conciseness

    Her daughter is 11, she went missing 11 years ago. She disappeared immediately after giving birth. I feel like that's waving some flags.

    However, this statement:

    Last April, the RCMP found the remains of Delores Brower, 33, and Renee Ottenbreit, 27, on a rural property near Leduc. The two women went missing from the 118th Avenue area four days apart in May 2004. Both were sex trade workers.
    is waving SO MANY MORE FLAGS. All of them are red. Or at least very intense fuchsia.
    #JusticeForKinsley was taken too soon, but with her passing three little boys were given life through her lungs, liver, and heart! #WyattsPHight #XanderTheBrave #SuperCharlie

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    Sometimes I think just being indigenous is considered a high risk lifestyle for LE and many others.. it's so sad..

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    Bumping for Maggie Burke.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2015/12...n_8772902.html

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    Maggie Burke was 21 when she disappeared on Dec. 9, 2004, north of the city's downtown.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pappa rob View Post
    Sometimes I think just being indigenous is considered a high risk lifestyle for LE and many others.. it's so sad..
    While Maggie is another indigenous missing woman, she is classified as high-risk lifestyle due to being a STW and having a history of drug addiction.

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    Did Maggie and some of the other missing young women caught up in this cycle, unable to leave?
    http://www.cbc.ca/player/play/2688282527/


    Too Young to Lose
    The Fifth Estate

    April 10, 2015

    Season 40, Episode 20

    45:12

    A daughter, a niece, a friend. Underage girls forced into prostitution. Sexually exploited by pimps, praying on their vulnerability. Mark Kelley sits down with four teens from Edmonton and also follows the police, community and street workers as they race against time trying to prevent the young girls becoming the next murdered and missing women.



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