Lana Derrick, 19, Missing since October 1995

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  1. WhyaDuck?

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    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.

    http://www.ubcic.bc.ca/files/PDF/highwayoftearsfinal.pdf
     
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    http://www2.canada.com/nanaimodailynews/news/story.html?id=2334742
     
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    http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=24737203268

    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
    877-687-3377
    Ray Michalko 1-866-962-5585
     
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    http://www.theprovince.com/touch/story.html?id=9854673
    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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    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/inside-out-portraits-mmwi-1.3547385
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    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)

     
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    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
    http://www.terracestandard.com/news/374744991.html

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    Lana Derrick was in college studying Forestry. Nicole Hoar was a tree planter in the forestry industry. This could be a coincendence that two of the missing Hwy of Tears victims had something like this in common but maybe not? I don't know. They were both also apparently last seen at gas stations. I wonder how many were last seen at gas stations.

    http://www.theprovince.com/news/nat...+known+Highway+Tears+years/9854673/story.html
    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."
    Derrick's disappearance brought her family into a community of loss and despair, joining the relatives of at least 18 women and girls who disappeared or were murdered along Highway 16 and two adjacent highways.
     
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    Hoping this is not completely out of line, but it is vaguely nagging at me, so will post this complete speculative suspicion, imo, fwiw.

    When i think of a college student studying forestry i think of Sudbury Ont, a long way away, yet somehow the image of Lana reminds me of Renee Sweeney, a student murdered at her part time job in Sudbury.
    Any chance this perp traveled the country?
    imo.

    http://news.nationalpost.com/news/c...police-release-sketch-of-suspect-based-on-dna
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    Renee Sweeney Composite (Snapshot) of suspect
    http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sh...nada-Renee-Sweeney-23-Sudbury-Ont-27-Jan-1998
     

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    Quite possibly dotr. Getting out of Dodge. I would like to know where exactly they post these phenotype snapshots. They should be posted all over the country one would think...like wanted posters. Post offices, malls, anywhere where large groups of the public gather. If they are only posted in police stations then they are not going to reach the wider audience. Perhaps they should be posting on milk cartons once again. IDK
     
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    She was attending the Houston Campus at the time, not Terrace.
    I wonder if the unidentified men she was last seen with were maybe students she knew?
     
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    Welcome to Ws ACrowsEyeview, thanks for the information!
     
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    We recently talked about Lana's disappearance on our podcast, True North Unsolved. If you're interested in listening it can be found on Spotify, iTunes, Stitcher, and Podbean.

    MISSING - The Highway of Tears: Lana Derrick
     
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    Welcome to Ws Pamelad99, thanks for the link!
     
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