"All of this makes us realize how lucky we have been. I've been here for 25 years and never lost a friend on Bowen up until the last month." He added: "I can see it's making a difference in a lot of the younger kids . . . they're starting to think twice about drinking and driving, and they're not so invincible." On Thursday, RCMP suspended the ground search for Henrickson but said it could resume at any time. According to rescue operation manager Tim Jones, 30 people from search and rescue crews from the North Shore, Lions Bay and Coquitlam spent two days on Bowen.
Seems like a sad time for the island. I have been lurking hoping for news of Jodi but there is very little coverage of her case. sigh. I do hope she is found soon.
Jodi Henrickson was last seen at a house party on June 20 on Bowen Island
"Investigators firmly believe that she is still on the island," said Corp. Dave Ritchie of the Squamish RCMP.
Ritchie said police have checked ferry records and video evidence several times and "there's nothing to indicate she's left the island."
"We're still searching and we're still investigating," said Ritchie. "We're still determined to find her."
UPDATE: No headway in the search for Jodi Henrickson
By Julie Andres - Bowen Island Undercurrent
Published: July 06, 2009 3:00 PM
Updated: July 06, 2009 3:21 PM
"Unfortunately, no." This was Cpl. Donald Southern's answer on Monday afternoon when asked if any progress had been made in the search for Jodi Henrickson. Henrickson was last seen in the early hours of June 20 in Bowen Island's Scarborough area; two major searches that have included North Shore Search and Rescue and police helicopters have been undertaken over the past two weeks.
The 17-year-old Squamish resident was reported missing on June 24 by her parents.
Bowen Island is not very big, I think - how could someone completely disappear without a trace?
RCMP and North Shore Rescue are searching Bowen Island for a 17-year-old girl. Corporal Dave Ritchie says Jodi Henrickson was last seen at a party on Bowen Island early in the morning on June 20th.
Anyone who has information or was at the party is asked to call the RCMP's tip line at 604-947-0516.
Jodi Henrickson Missing: Teen Wall of Silence Plagues Police
This was posted on July 1st. Maybe this is part of the reason why LE has been having so much trouble with the search.
Missing Squamish teen likely ran away, says ex-boyfriend's mom
While the ground search for missing Squamish teen Jodi Henrickson was scaled back Thursday, the mother of her ex-boyfriend thinks Jodi has simply run away.
“That’s something that she would have done, knowing her character,” said Lynne Fedorick, mother of Jodi’s ex-boyfriend, Gavin Arnott.
Arnott, 20, believes he was the last person to see 17-year-old Jodi before she vanished from Bowen Island on June 20.
He admits he was on probation for assaulting her and violated a court order forbidding him to see her. He denies any role in her disappearance.
“She did run away last winter when she stayed with me for three months,” Fedorick told The Province.
From July 3. This is the first I have read this. Whether true or not, am I the only one who thinks this was totally inappropriate?
The ex-boyfriend and his family are not sitting right with me at all. The recent assault charges, being the last known person to see her, and now his family publicly bashing this missing girl. He's not looking too innocent right now.
I actually met a man from Bowen this morning. This is weird cause we are a long long way from there and I had never heard of the island before Jodi went missing.
He was an older gentleman, here on vacation. He now lives on Vancouver Island. He said that Bowen is about 20 miles by 30 miles and is a nice place to live.
He had never even heard of Jodi even though he lives close.
http://www.squamishchief.com/article...r-missing-teenFamily looks to step up search for missing teen
SPECIAL TO THE CHIEF
POSTED: JULY 6, 2009
Squamish – The family of missing 17-year-old Jodi Henrickson is looking for new ways to boost a search effort that is bordering on three weeks.
The next step could be a fundraiser to be put toward a reward, said Jodi’s cousin Crystal Henrickson, as the family spent the weekend brainstorming for ideas.
“We were thinking that fundraising will be our next effort,” Crystal said. “We have a couple of different ideas that we have been thinking about, and one is to get more tips that lead to information that brings Jodi home.”
She added some family members have also considered hiring a psychic to join the search.
Not much by way of recent news - good to see the family is being active, though.
Sad to report, no new news today.
No new news again today, though according to the Northshore S&R, the search was continuing as of July 3rd.
Really wish this case was being covered a bit more.
Squamish and Bowen Island RCMP are still on the case, said Southern, but have not learned anything that has brought them closer to finding Henrickson."We are still treating this as a missing person case," he said.
Nothing new in the case still - from yesturday.
On Monday afternoon, July 13, Cpl. Donald Southern of the Bowen Island detachment of the RCMP told the Undercurrent that there are no new leads with regard to the disappearance of 17-year-old Squamish resident Jodi Henrickson. http://www.bclocalnews.com/greater_v.../50674617.html
Still no news on Jodi. I wish we would hear some good news on this one, but I do not think that's going to happen, considering the circumstances.
It's been really quite in here, I was hoping to log on today and see some good news, I haven't had the chance to check it out in few days....(been reading here for quite a while now at WS)
I don't get it either, really its not as if we have a lot of missing children. Yes I admit that at her age there really is a off possibility that she ran away (not something I personally think), but come on she is only 17 and we don't many of these missing teens in Canada, runaways yes but not missing and she is definitely missing.
There isn't even anything from her family or friends regarding her in comment sections of the local papers or even interviews with them...WTH
I am disappointed.
I keep asking my husband the same question.
What the heck is going on? Why isn't there more on her? We used to live in Victoria, BC and I used to read stories all the time about runaways, gang fights etc...so why isn't there more on her!?
Something says there is more to this than what we are reading...
Earlier I proposed the idea that perhaps she was pregnant and ran off...now I am thinking maybe she confronted her ex-boyfriend at the party and told him about the baby and maybe he and his buddies did something to her....
Just a theory typed with passion and questions.
A) As Maz suggested, she got pregnant and ran away.
B) She ran away for some other reason.
(Both of these suggestions are possible, but I am not sure I buy them. I had a bank account at 17, did/does she? Has there been any activity on her funds/credit card/cell phone since she went missing? Did she make any large withdrawals before she went missing? Is there any evidence that she prepared, at all? These are things that journalists should be looking into for us. Grrr.)
C) She was abducted and murdered.
D) She was the victim of a hit and run, and possibly hidden.
E) She was abducted and is still alive.
(Strong possibilities, though LE say she has not left the island, so that rather narrows the hope she is still alive if she met with foul play. The remains would have to be carefully hidden if she has been killed.)
F) She met with an accidental/natural death.
(Very small island - chances are, she'd be found by now.)
Disappearing into thin air... So very strange. This case bothers me, a lot.