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C. K. > ;( Where are you Maddy??? ♥♥♥

Province article on Madison Scott Poker Ride 2013

Madison-from newspaper

  • K.K > waiting always dear one, no rest until you are home
  • E. B. > Maddy no word no sign of your where abouts please come home you are loved by so many and Vanderhoof need you back
  • K. H. > Hope she comes home soon!!!
  • F. N. > Hope you come home soon Mads!
  • B. D. > My goes out to the family, I could not imagine the hurt they are going through right now. Please come home to your family now Maddy, it has been long enough. Or if someone knows anything, it’s time, please let someone know!
  • T. J. >Always in our hearts and minds..always looking..an listening..

2 found dead in northern B.C. (from CBC)

Original article at CBC News Posted: Jan 14, 2013 6:21 AM

hi-bc-130114-vanderhoof-homicidejpg-4colMounties in Vanderhoof, B.C, are considering the deaths of two northern B.C

. residents suspicious.

The bodies of the two victims were found in a Vanderhoof home on Sunday.

“RCMP have secured the residence as a crime scene and the investigation is ongoing,” said Const. Lesley Smith.“We’re in the very early stages of this investigation so there’s still trying to find out what happened inside the residence.”

The victims have been identified as Blaine Albert Barfoot, 29, and Tara Lee Ann Williams, 40.

RCMP Const. Lesley Smith said they were well-known to local police and lived a “high-risk lifestyle.” Barfoot had a criminal record, including several assault charges.

But at this point, police don’t believe these deaths are connected to any other recent unsolved cases in the community, said Smith.

“There is nothing to suggest that any of the other cases, as tragic as they are, are linked in any way,” Smith said.

Less than a month ago, a 19-year-old woman was fatally shot in Vanderhoof. No charges have been laid in that incident.

The town of about 4,000 residents is also still grappling with the death of 28-year-old Fribjon Bjornson last year, and the disappearance of 20-year-old Madison Scott in 2011.

Theresa P. > Thank you to everyone who helped with and supported our float.

Thank you to everyone who helped with and supported our float. We will find Maddy! I. believe ♥

  • A. F. > Sorry I couldn’t make it! The float looked awesome! Keep the faith!
  • C. H. > The float was awesome. You all did such a wonderful job.
  • J. B. > It looked fantastic. Great work!
  • H. R.  > We Believe!!!
  • J. H. > I believe we will find Maddy.
  • K. F. >  Great Job with the float!!!
  • D. W. > I Believe.
  • E. P. > We believe
  • S. A. > I Beleive!!
  • D. C. > I Believe

48 Hours hurts city’s reputation (from Prince George Citizen Newspaper)

From the Prince George Citizen newspaper editorial from Monday November 19th 2012.

 The crime-ridden city of Prince George


That’s how the CBS newsmagazine show 48 Hours introduced its viewers to this city Saturday night, during its hour-long feature on the so-called Highway of Tears and the murder of area women over the last 40-plus year.

No context, no explanation, nothing. Just a label

That description also explains some of the sketchy reporting in the program. The program featured a summary of every-thing everyone following the case through coverage in this newspaper and other B.C. media already knew while ignoring some things that didn’t fit the narrative.

In their story, Highway 16 is the only roadway that defines the Highway of Tears so when the 48 Hours story got to the Bobby Jack Fowler “development, it glossed over the fact that the one confirmed Fowler victim and the two other women he may have killed in the same time I period, were killed on Highway 97 between here and Kamloops. To then ask viewers to talk to the reporter through social media and share details about the case when the program couldn’t even bother to line up the facts seems a little two-faced.

Not only has the link with Fribjon Bjornson and Madison Scott been completely discredited by investigators (so why bring it up on the show except to insinuate Vanderhoof residents think the cops are wrong about that with no evidence to back up that assertion?) 48 Hours neglected to mention last month’s development in the Bjornson case. A story making the rounds in Fort St. James is that Bjornson, with several thousand dollars of cash in his pocket after cashing a pay cheque, gave someone a ride to a house party on the Nak’azdli reserve, where he was attacked, killed and dismembered. His body parts were dumped into Stuart Lake, the story goes, but somebody left Bjorn’s head in the house, which police searched after finding Bjornson’s truck nearby. To be fair, the program did feature heartfelt interviews with the parents of Maddy Scott and the father of Loren Dawn Leslie, 15, one of the alleged victims of Cody Legebokoff. Except for the cheap shot about the link between Bjornson and Scott, RCMP investigators were portrayed as smart, diligent and passionate.

Through some break taking aerials shots and some clever camera work, the region looked gorgeous but also somewhat sinister, a land of endless opportunity for killers looking to seize vulnerable women and dump their bodies where they would be unlikely to ever be found. Any reporting on the Highway of Tears case is good reporting, in that it keeps the dangers of hitchhiking in Northern B.C. on the top of everyone’s mind. And the show’s emphasis on the Madison Scott case in the first third of the program might trigger someone’s memory, sparking a break in the case, but glossing over some of the complexities and uncertainties of the case isn’t exactly helpful.

While it’s not the job of 48 Hours (or Dateline-NBC, which has also had a producer sniffing ‘around for a feature story) to promote Prince George, summing up Prince George as crime ridden added nothing to the Highway of Tears story. IT was nothing more than a ridiculous, back handed slur, suggesting this is a dangerous part of the world to live and raise a family. If it takes that kind of nonsense to help find Madison Scott or solve the disappearances and murders of some of the other women, we’ll take the “crime-ridden” tag all day long. But it doesn’t mean we have to like it.

– Managing editor Neil Godbout, Prince George Citizen

“48 Hours” explores the mysteries and murders along the Highway of Tears (from CBS – Page 5)

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Just two months ago — 38 years after Colleen MacMillen disappeared — the Royal Canadian Mounted Police announced a stunning break:

“The break has to do with the 1974 disappearance and murder of 16-year-old Colleen MacMillen,” RCMP inspector Gary Shinkaruk told reporters.

Using new, enhanced DNA technology, the Highway of Tears task force matched male DNA recovered from Colleen’s clothing to Bobby Jack Fowler — a Texas native who worked as roofer in Prince George. Continue reading »

“48 Hours” explores the mysteries and murders along the Highway of Tears (from CBS – Page 4)

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Cody Legebokoff was under arrest, but that did not solve the Maddy Scott disappearance. He’d been in custody months before Maddy had gone missing. And his arrest also brought little peace to the families of the women killed along the Highway of Tears — the cases that Sgt. Wayne Clary is determined to solve.

More than 750 boxes filled with thousands of documents — every report since the first murder in 1969 — are stored at RCMP headquarters. Continue reading »

“48 Hours” explores the mysteries and murders along the Highway of Tears (from CBS – Page 3 )

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Six months before Maddy Scott disappeared, Doug Leslie, who also lives in this remote region of Canada, received an ominous late night phone call. It was Nov. 27, 2010.

“At midnight I get a call from the cops … asking if Loren was there and I said, ‘What’s going on?’ And he said, ‘Well, if Loren’s home, somebody’s using her ID. So I thought that was kind of strange,” said Leslie. Continue reading »

“48 Hours” explores the mysteries and murders along the Highway of Tears (from CBS Page 2)

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For Dawn and Eldon Scott, the disappearance of their 20-year-old daughter, Maddy, is almost incomprehensible.

“I think it was just so surreal to everyone,” Dawn told Peter Van Sant.

“It was just like, ‘This can’t be happening.’ … you just keep expecting her to show up.”

Finding Maddy in the vast Canadian wilderness that surrounds the Highway of Tears, where so many women have gone missing, feels nearly impossible. Continue reading »

“48 Hours” explores the mysteries and murders along the Highway of Tears (from CBS – Page 1)

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Produced by Paul LaRosa, Clare Friedland and Alec Sirken

“It’s just an awful feeling … to know that she disappeared from just a few feet away. It’s just devastating,” said Dawn Scott.

Devastating, and yet, Dawn and Eldon Scott keep coming back to the place where their 20-year-old daughter, Maddy, was last seen alive. Continue reading »

CBS forty eight hours show on Maddison and the highway of tears Sat Nov 17 10pm

CBS forty eight hours: Highway of Tears

A series of disappearances and murders of women and girls dating back four decades

. Now, a break in the case. Peter Van Sant reports

Aired on Saturday Nov. 17 at 10 p.m

Click on image to view at CBS website

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