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

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

Saturday, May 28th, 2016

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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)

Friday, 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

Still searching for Maddy (from Prince George Citizen)

Thursday, May 12th, 2016

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 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

Vanderhoof

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

Monday, 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

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Madison Scott is still mourned by her friends. (IAmMissing.ca)

 

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

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

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.

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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.

 

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Madison Scott was last seen in this tent. (IAmMissing.ca)

“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.

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

The Mysterious Vanishing of Madison Scott — She Was Last Seen on May 27, 2011 (from First to Know)

Thursday, March 24th, 2016

The last time Madison Scott was seen alive was on May 27, 2011.

 Madison and a friend of her ventured out to Hogsback Lake in Vanderhoof, British Columbia, to party and camp by the shoreline overnight.

The 20-year-old ended up staying behind and camping by herself after her friend reportedly hurt her knee and decided to go home. Being an experienced camper who’d explored Hogsback plenty of times, spending the night alone didn’t bother her.

But when she didn’t return home the next day and no one had heard from her, her parents, Eldon and Dawn Scott, called the police to investigate.

Everyone who was questioned about her disappearance admits that the last time they saw her was around 3 a.m.

Her truck and tent were still at the campsite, but she was nowhere to be found. There didn’t appear to be any sign of a struggle, or any reason that she would just vanish without telling anyone.

Madison disappeared 10 miles away from Highway 16.

Over the past 40 years, there have been dozens of young girls and womDont-Hitchhike-Highway-16_fe-300x169en who have gone missing or were murdered along Highway 16, also known as the Highway of Tears, which traverses through stunning, remote wilderness. The victims range in age from 12 to 33. The stretch of road has become so synonymous with grisly stories that there are even billboards that say “GIRLS DON’T HITCHHIKE on the Highway of Tears.”

After all these years, authorities are still uncertain whether the vanishings and murders are the work of a single serial killer or multiple offenders.

Madison has been missing for five years, but her family is still holding onto the hope that she’s alive. They often return to the location where she vanished, hoping to find some clues. Volunteers also continue to search the area, tirelessly covering hundreds of miles.

There are countless rumors that have circulated concerning where the missing have ended up, including human trafficking, dungeon-like bunkers hidden on rural properties, and the involvement with local drug dealers.

Watch the video above for more on this family’s heartbreaking story and search for their beloved Madison.

Madison Scott missing for four years (from the Citizen Newspaper)

Friday, May 29th, 2015

Original Newspaper article

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Find Madison Scott bumper stickers can be seen all over the north.   – Citizen file photo by David Mah
Four years after Madison Scott went missing, friends, family and police are continuing to hold out hope the mystery of the Vanderhoof woman’s disappearance will be finally solved.

“The police continue to actively work on Maddys’ file,” her brother Ben said in a statement issued Thursday.

“Accordingly, we must maintain our search and awareness efforts to generate new leads to justify the police to continue to allocate the resources to find Maddy.”

Scott, then a vibrant and popular 20 year old, was last seen during the early morning hours of May 28, 2011 at Hogsback Lake, 25 kilometres southeast of Vanderhoof.

When she failed to return home later that day, a massive search was launched but to no avail and despite a concerted effort to keep her name and face in the public’s eye ever since, Scott has not yet been found.

“The Maddy posters, stickers, and signs enable us to maintain our presence and enhance awareness in the surrounding area,” Ben Scott said.

These signs and banners are important to maintain the awareness of who Maddy is. The signs are widespread and observed by so many people, including locals, commuters through the community, and others.”

An “All In For Maddy Poker Ride” will be held Saturday with participants traveling through the Hogsback and Blackwater area where Scott went missing.

“This is our team’s primary awareness campaign,” Ben Scott said. “The event keeps people thinking and looking for Maddy in the area that she went missing from with the ultimate goal of increasing awareness.

Nearly 400 people have participated in the previous three poker rides and another strong turnout is expected this year. More information, including start times and locations for horseback and all-terrain vehicle riders and walkers can be found at madisonscott.ca.

“We would like to thank the community for all of your support and we truly are forever grateful for all that has been done to assist our search and awareness efforts,” Ben Scott said. “We are extremely fortunate to have had unconditional support from the community and we are optimistic that this continued support will lead to the desired answer.
“My sister has been missing for four long years, and we need to continue our search efforts to end this nightmare.”

Anyone with information concerning Scott’s disappearance are asked to call the Vanderhoof RCMP detachment at 250-567-2222 or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

© Copyright 2016 Prince George Citizen

Editorial about missing women (From Omineca Newspaper)

Thursday, September 11th, 2014
Two weeks ago Prime Minister Stephen Harper was in Whitehorse, NWT as part of his regular tour of Canada’s north. Shortly before Harper’s trip to the north, a 15 year old girl named Tina Fontaine was murdered, wrapped in plastic bags and her body dumped into the Red River in Winnipeg.
The death of this young girl has sparked a renewed call for a inquiry into why it is our nation’s aboriginal women (and women in general) continue to go missing at such an alarming rate.
Harper addressed the murder during a press conference in Whitehorse saying the death of Fontaine and subsequently the ongoing disappearances and slaying should be viewed as crimes and not a sociological phenomenon. Harper’s continual refusal to investigate the issue makes him appear the proverbial ostrich with its head in the sand; refusing to acknowledge something in hopes it will disappear.
Fontaine marks yet another name to the list of over 1,100 women that have been murdered or gone missing over the last three decades. She also serves as a stark reminder that these tragedies are still on going. It is a reminder that Vanderhoofian’s know all too well, having experienced first hand the tragedy and unfathomable pain of losing some of their daughters.
Perhaps the reality of these ongoing crimes are lost on Mr. Harper, but it isn’t lost on those of us who live along the aptly named Highway of Tears.
Harper’s refusal to even consider an inquiry into these killings and disappearances seems to me like a slap in the face to everyone who has lost their daughter, mother, sister, wife, girlfriend or friend.
It seems insulting to the Tina Fontaines, Madison Scotts, Emmaculate Basils and Loren Donn Leslies of the country and it needs to stop.
Aboriginal women, whom are the primarily victims of this ongoing tragedy, make up just 4.3 per cent of Canada’s population. Despite this, aboriginal women account for 16 per cent of female murder victims and 11.3 per cent of Canada’s missing women, Canada wide.
It should be noted that while Harper and his government refuse to address the issue, every other province and territory in Canada is in favour of an inquiry.
<>Harper’s opponents also weighed in on the controversial remarks and positions with Justin Trudeau and Kathleen Wynne both advocating for an inquiry and condemning Harpers attitudes as out of touch and on the “wrong side of history.”
It’s a touchy subject and rightfully so given the pain communities like Fort St. James, Vanderhoof, Prince George, Prince Rupert and many others have endured.
What is clear is that Harper is out of touch with the reality of what is happening here and is choosing to focus his attention elsewhere in hopes that the issue will go away. Harper is quick to condemn the acts of injustice of other nations like Russia all the while ignoring the injustice happening in communities like ours across the country. 
Enough is enough; it is time for an inquiry, it is time for a change of players if our current government will not step up to the plate. These women are all of our mothers, daughters, sisters, wives, aunts, friends and girlfriends and we have a duty to bring home the Madison Scotts of the world and ensure that no more of our sisters go missing.  You can bet that if Harper’s family members went missing we’d have gotten to the bottom of the issue by now.
A society is measured not merely by its monetary wealth, but by the way it treats its most vulnerable citizens, something we’re content to ignore it seems. Step up to the plate, Mr. Harper, bring back our girls.
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Madison Scott Has Been Missing for 3 Years (VIDEO) – CKPG

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

Posted by: Tony Chahal May 28, 2014 CKPG original article

it has been three years since 20 year old Vanderhoof resident Madison Scott was last seen, and her family says the passing anniversaries don’t get any easier. Scott disappeared on May 28th, 2011 at a camping party south of Vanderhoof. Although her tent and truck were found at the campsite, her keys and her phone have never been located, and she apparently vanished without a trace. Scott’s grieving family has posted a reward of up to $100,000 dollars for information about her.