Non-Official Victims: Missing (Discussion Thread)

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  1. WhyaDuck?

    WhyaDuck? Inactive

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    Please list information about those missing victims not officially on the Highway 16 (E-Pana) list here.
     
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  3. WhyaDuck?

    WhyaDuck? Inactive

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    Virgina Sampare vanished on October 14, 1971, while hanging out with her cousin. Her cousin left her to return to his home to get a coat, but never saw her again. He reports hearing a pickup door slam shut, but no one knows what exactly happened to Virginia, despite an extensive search.

    Virginia doesn't fit the E-Pana criteria as an official victim for the project. Her family says it would not be like Virginia to have run away, as she always told them where she was going. However, reports that she was depressed at the time over the recent disappearance of her boyfriend (who was later found drowned) have left open theories that she moved away or committed suicide. Virginia's siblings do not believe either of these theories to be true.

    Her case was reopened in 2001, but there have been no conclusions reached.

    http://www.vancouversun.com/news/vanished/Siblings+hope+sister+rest/2330765/story.html

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    Read more: http://www.vancouversun.com/life/Still+missing+missed+after+years/2340534/story.html#ixzz1ETw8ZcQ3

    See also:
    http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/254dfbc.html

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  5. matou

    matou #los2188

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    There is hardly anything out there about this case. I found some info on a First Nations discussion board. I also found the same copy/paste info about her on a Facebook discussionn thread. Here is the basic info:

    http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?uid=29579367378&topic=5885

    http://www.firstnations.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=886

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    http://www.unsolvedcanada.ca/index.php?topic=1553.0

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  6. matou

    matou #los2188

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    These two girls probably did not know each other but were thought to have hitchhiked together after meeting up at the West Edomonton Mall and were last seen together on Feb 18th 2005.

    Fort St. John is North of Highway 16 and is near the Highway 97, which joins up with Hwy 16. There are other Native women missing from this area around the same time. I really think this is and was an epidemic.

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    Rene Gunning, 22

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    Krystal Knott, 19

    Police have stated that these girls were not working as prostitutes.

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/story/2008/02/17/project-kare.html

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  7. Patience

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    Stephanie Stewart-missing from Hinton, 2006

    http://www.nampn.org/cases/stewart_stephanie.html

    On Saturday, August 26, 2006, at approximately 9:00 am, Stephanie Stewart was reported missing from the Athabasca Lookout Tower where she is a seasonal employee. The Athabasca Lookout Tower is located 25 kilometers north west of Hinton off of highway 40.
    Police have noticed missing from her quarters two pillows with blue pillow covers, burgundy bed sheets, and a duvet cover with Navajo pattern on it in earthen tone browns with blue highlights on the top and backside is blue and burgundy. Also missing is a woman's gold annalog watch, with a second hand and the day of the week and date displayed.


    The Government of Alberta and the Alberta Union of Provincial employees, have posted a $20,000 reward for information leading to an arrest, conviction or recovery of Ms. Stewart.


    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Hinton RCMP (780) 865-5544
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    Edmonton RCMP (780) 412-5300
    OR
    Crime Stoppers 1-800-TIPS(8477) </B>
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  8. believe09

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    This lady seems to fit just about every criteria for this ongoing case:

    'The RCMP detachment in Houston received a missing person report Wednesday about Marsha Tom, who was last seen April 19 "possibly hitchhiking to Smithers from the Tachet Reserve near Granisle, B.C."

    Smithers is located on Highway 16, known as the Highway of Tears because so many teenage girls and young women have disappeared or were found murdered over the years.


    Many of the victims were first nations.

    Tom is first nations and is known to travel to the Prince George area, police said.'

    Marcia is 5-foot-four (132 cm.) and weighs about 146 lbs. (about 66 kilograms).






     
  9. matou

    matou #los2188

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    I have to assume that the other skull will be Krystal. :(

    Read more: http://www.edmontonjournal.com/Fath...s+identified/4925320/story.html#ixzz1OuiWqbEU
     
  10. Mischa

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    I can't these see why this case does not meet the "Highway of tears" criteria.
    Her cousin even heard the abductor's car-door slap! I think there is a 99% chance that she was murdered and her killer disposed the body far away from the place where he abducted her.
     
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    http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Crime/2011/06/13/18274546.html
    EDMONTON - The father of a young mother whose skull was found near Grande Prairie, Alta., by campers says investigators should look into possible links to all missing persons cases along the notorious Highway of Tears.

    "Gunning's father, Jo Gunning, said police must look at all possible links to cases of missing women along the infamous 800-km stretch of Highway 16, between Prince George, B.C., and Prince Rupert, B.C.

    It's a so-called Bermuda Triangle, where women have mysteriously vanished along the road, including a 25-year-old Red Deer, Alta., woman who was hitchhiking along the highway in 2002."


    More to this article.
     
  12. sillybilly

    sillybilly WS Administrator Staff Member Administrator Moderator

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    Interesting that it was actually specified to as the sound of a "pickup" door. How does one tell the difference between the sound of a car or a pickup? Could just be a mis-statement, but still curious.

    ETA: I think the reason Virgina is not included in HOT is because she was not known to be hitch-hiking or engaging in other high-risk behaviours. She was simply with her cousin, then gone.
     
  13. LadyL

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    that jumped out at me too

    why would anyone - witness (cousin), police, or media specify a detail that seems unknowable?
     
  14. Mischa

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    You can "hear" it. The sound is the deeper the heavier the car door is. The door of a van does sound different to a car door.
     
  15. Mischa

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    Well thinking about a lot of cases I have read of, I'm tempted to say hanging out on her own at a highway is high-risk behavior for a young girl.
    (But in 1972 people were probably just not aware of.)
     
  16. susietoms

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    Does anyone know how tall Virginia was? Cant seem to find this info anywhere.

    I found something but want to cross all my t's and dot my i's
     

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