Madison Scott has been missing for from Hogsback lake near Vanderhoof since Saturday May 28th 2011. If you have any information at all please call the Vanderhoof RCMP at at 250-567-2222 or to remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS. Alternately mail Box 1190 Vanderhoof, B.C. VOJ-3A0 or use TIPS page


June 1st, 2016

Madison Scott is still missing after five long years. Lets keep the awareness going strong and spreading it near and far.>

Madison Scott has been missing for five years. She is described as 5’4″, ginger coloured hair, maddy head lilted160 pounds with a bird silhouette tattoo on her left inner wrist and a left nostril piercing. She was last seen at Hogback lake on May 27, 2011. It is 25 km South East of Vanderhoof BC. Please, if you have any information call the local RCMP at 250-567-2222 or Crime Stoppers 1-800-222-TIPS or at


Some photos added of Maddy Poker Ride 2016 – More photos wanted

May 30th, 2016

I added a few photos of the Maddy Poker Ride 2016.

If you have some good photos of the Poker ride send an email user the contact us page with the subject poker ride photos to Murray, including your email address and we can discuss getting the photos on the site.

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Today is the 5th anniversary of Madison Scott’s disappearance (from My Prince George News)

May 28th, 2016

Madison-from newspaper

It’s been 5 years to the day since Madison Scott disappeared while camping with friends at Hogsback Lake near Vanderhoof.

“The investigation is still active and, in the words of Constable Tom Wamsteeker, there’s somebody out there who knows something and they’re just not telling us,” says North District RCMP Corporal Dave Tyreman. “Whether they can’t tell us, won’t tell us. Whether they do it anonymously, whether it’s a letter to the parents or whether they call Crimestoppers – somebody or some people know exactly what happened to Maddy.”

He says the Major Crimes unit is still pursuing information related to Maddy’s disappearance.

“In speaking with Major crimes unit, they believe this to be highly suspicious in nature and that’s why they’re involved. It’s not just somebody who wandered off. It would be nice to find some kind of information that we can further our investigation into where exactly is Madison Scott.”

Tyreman says as time passes, circumstances can change.

“Sometimes it’s a disadvantage, sometimes it can be an advantage. Maybe there’s somebody who knows something and, as years go on, they have a change in lifestyle, they’re not hanging around with the same people. Maybe they’re not at threat by somebody else in providing that information so they may come forward.”

Tyreman says anyone with information is encouraged to come forward. Tips can be made anonymously to Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

Original article at My Prince George now


Five Years to the Day – Help us find Madison Scott (from Interior news)

May 27th, 2016

Original article

On Saturday, May 28, 2011 every parent’s nightmare became a reality for the Scott family of Vanderhoof.

On Friday, May 27, 2011, 20-year-old Madison Scott attended a party at Hogsback Lake, which is a Forest Service Campsite located approximately 25 kilometers south of Vanderhoof. Maddy parked her white 1990 Ford F150 pick-up truck and pitched her tent nearby as she was camping there with a group of new found friends from Vanderhoof.

The group was celebrating a friendʼs birthday and at the end of the evening, Maddy was left on her own in her tent. Everyone else left the party by 4 a.m.

On May 28, 2011, something happened between 4-8:30 a.m. that led to Maddyʼs disappearance. Foul play is suspected and Maddy remains missing despite a vigorous and in-depth RCMP investigation and ongoing efforts by family and friends.

We know someone out there knows something about the disappearance, but either won’t, or can’t tell us what happened to Maddy. We are asking any individual who has information and has not already come forward to contact the police or Crimestoppers,stated lead investigator Cst. Tom Wamsteeker of the North District Major Crime Unit.

In support of the on-going investigative efforts, the RCMP are releasing a video that provides a previous re-enactment, private reward and information the public needs to know to help with our investigation.

The Scott family would like to thank the community and RCMP for their continued support in our search for answers regarding the disappearance of Madison Scott.

The Maddy Scott family team will be holding the 5th annual Poker Ride at Hogsback Lake this Saturday and we encourage everyone to come and participate as we continue our search for answers.

If you have information we ask you to call the Vanderhoof RCMP at (250) 567-2222 or if you wish to remain anonymous call CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.


Released by

RCMP Cpl. D.J. (Dave) Tyreman
District Advisory NCO
North District

Interview with Dawn Scott about the poker ride

May 25th, 2016

Audio file of interview with Dawn Scott about the poker ride.

“Dawn Scott is the mother of Madison Scott, a young woman from Vanderhoof, BC who has been missing since May 28th, 2011. This Saturday is the 5 year anniversary of her disappearance and Dawn shares how those past years have been.”

If audio player does not appear or isn’t working click to down load file.

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Thanks to John Vosper and Valley Country radio for producing this interview.

Still searching for Maddy (from Prince George Citizen)

May 12th, 2016


 Prince George Citizen May 12, 2016 04:20 PM

Madison Scott of Vanderhoof disappeared without a trace on May 28, 2011.

She was a young woman, twenty years old at this time and just starting out in life. She never harmed anyone but someone took her.

She is still missing.

The RCMP investigation is ongoing and tips are still coming in.

Someone, somewhere, knows something about what happened to Maddy. It is possible this person or persons may have spoken about her disappearance to a friend or relative.

If anyone knows anything at all, even if you think it is not relevant, please find it in your heart to break your silence and help to end the ongoing nightmare and heartbreak of her family.

Please do not keep this information to yourself. You might be preventing it from happening again.

There is still a reward of $100,000 for information leading to a resolution of this case.

The phone number of the Vanderhoof RCMP is 1-250-567-2222 or if you wish to remain anonymous please contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477

It would be much appreciated if people would look for signs of anything amiss when in the bush or on the water. People are still searching for Maddy.

Thank you.

M. Datoff


Mystery of Madison Scott haunts Vanderhoof; RCMP seek new leads (from CBC NEWS)

May 2nd, 2016

‘Maddy, everyone really misses you’

By Yvette Brend, CBC News Posted: May 28, 2016 1:22 PM PT Last Updated: May 28, 2016 5:50 PM PT


Madison Scott is still mourned by her friends. (


Vanderhoof RCMP are seeking new leads in the mysterious disappearance of a Vanderhoof woman five years ago, with the help of a re-enactment video.

 Video re-enactment retraces steps of missing woman


Madison Scott parked her off-white truck at the camp site. (

Madison Scott vanished sometime after 3 a.m. PT on May 28th, 2011 after attending a party at Hogsback Lake, a campsite about 25 kilometres south of Vanderhoof.


Police said the central B.C. woman was camping with friends, celebrating her birthday. She pitched her tent nearby her white Ford pick-up truck.


Early in the morning something happened that led to her disappearance. Foul play is suspected.


Madison Scott disappeared May 27, 2011 from a camping party south of Vanderhoof. (RCMP)

Scott left nothing but mystery and rumours. At the time she disappeared police were clear there were no gang connections or reasons why she would leave voluntarily.

Friends remember her on social media sites, appealing to witnesses to come forward.



Madison Scott was last seen in this tent. (

“Maddy everyone really misses you. I hope you know how special you are. I am hoping that one day your friends that were with you at the party remember the friendship you gave them. Ponder their memories as it is impossible for that many people to be there that are your friends and not one of them know where you are????? I find that hard to believe that no one has yet remembered where you disappeared to so many months ago now.” wrote C.K. on the blog Help Find Madison Scott.

Her family has offered a $100,000 reward for information that solves the mystery of her disappearance and brings any wrong-doers to justice.


Blogs, posters and intense RCMP investigation have not solved the 5-year-old mystery. (CBC)

Maddy Poker Ride 2016 poster and information

April 26th, 2016

On May 28th come out to the 2016 Maddy Poker Ride starting at or near the Mapes Community hall on the Black water road South East of Vanderhoof, near Hogsback lake where Maddy went missing.

Walk, ATV or horse ride on 3 different trails. The cost of the poker hands are 25$.  With every 25$ hand purchased you may purchase an additional hand for 10$ while available. Draw cards at the stations along the trail for a chance to win with the best poker hands, $500 for 1st, $300 for 2nd, and $200 for 3rd, and the mystery grand prize. Sponsored by the Vanderhoof Kinettes.

maddy poker ride 2016 walk


The walking trail starts from the Mapes Community hall then heads East on a trail adjacent to the Blackwater road, down the hogs back road then winds through the forest to Hogsback lake then up on a grassy ridge, along a natural meadow, then back to Mapes Hall. If the complete trail is walked it is around 8 kilometres.




maddy poker ride 2016 ATV


The ATV trail starts at Brian and Diane Ramages approximately 2 kilometres East of Mapes hall on the Blackwater road. The ATV route heads down the Fox forest service road then heads back on the telegraph trail, by Hogsback lake. The trail is of moderate difficulty and is around 40 kilometres.




maddy poker ride 2016 horse


The horse trail starts from Jody and Jewel Volts, then passes through Mapes pit up into the Sinkut hills and back. The trail is approximately 22 kilometres long.

Directions to Horse start: turn off of highway 16 onto Mapes road, there will be signs on highway, and then stay on Mapes road for 9.9 kms until you get to Goodland road on the left, Jody and jewels is at the end of Goodland road, there will be signs and people directing traffic.








Print out and post the posters to promote the Maddy poker ride 2016

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