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Mounties renew call for information on missing northern B.C. woman Madison Scott

Madison Scott went missing nine years ago near Vanderhoof May 28, 2020 9:32 AM

By: Jess Balzer The Prince George Citizen

BC RCMP is once again issuing a plea for anyone with information on the missing Madison Scott to come forward, nine years after her disappearance.

On May 27, 2011, Scott went to a party at Hogsback Lake, which is roughly 25 km south of Vanderhoof, and a Forest Sevice Campsite.

Police say she drove her white 1990 Ford F150 pick-up truck, pitched her tent and was camping with a group of friends, also from Vanderhoof.

The next day (May 28, 2011) at approximately 4 a.m., everyone left except Scott. She was on her own in her tent and has not been seen since then.

“We continue to follow up on and investigate all tips that are received regarding Maddy,” Sgt. Matt MacLeod with the North District Major Crime Unit says in a release.

“We believe that something criminal may have occurred between 4 and 8:30 a.m. on May 28, that led to her disappearance, we do not believe she simply walked away. We know someone out there has information that can help us find Maddy or identify the person(s) responsible.”

Cpl. Madonna Saunderson says the file remains a priority and is open and active.

Police are still interested in receiving information, no matter how small or information that may seem insignificant, something Madison Scott’s parents are also pleading to the public to do.

“These are not easy times – our daughter is still missing and we need your help,” Daen and Eldon Scott said in a release issued through police.

“We have learned a lot through this process, but one thing that has become apparent is that information is what drives an investigation. There is no excuse not to call the police with what you know. There is no way to rationalize talking about this case with others and not the police. If you want to know how you can help us, call the Vanderhoof RCMP or Crime Stoppers if you wish to remain anonymous, with any information that you may have because we need to find Maddy.”

“Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we have had to cancel The All In For Maddy 9th Poker-Ride for this year however, if needed, it will be hosted again next year.”

If you have any information that can help investigators, you are asked to call Vanderhoof RCMP at 250-567-2222 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477

Madison Scott disappearance remains unsolved (from the PG Citizen)


Original article at the Prince George Citizen

Madison Scott disappearance remains unsolved

Scott, 20, had attended a party at Hogsback Lake, a Forest Service campsite about 25 kilometres south of her hometown of VanderhoofThe night before, a Friday, she had driven there in her white 1990 Ford F150 pick-up truck, pitched her tent and and camped there with a group of new friends from Vanderhoof. They had gathered to celebrate a birthday.

But around 4 a.m. the next morning, everyone left but her and she has never been seen since.

“We know someone out there knows something about the disappearance. We are asking any individual who has information about Maddy’s disappearance to contact the police or Crimestoppers,” said Cpl. Tom Wamsteeker of the North District RCMP major crime unit.

This Saturday, the Scott family and their friends will be holding the a poker ride – On The Trail To Find Maddy – in the Hogsback Lake area. Horseriders start a 10 a.m., ATVers at 11 a.m. and walkers at noon and everyone is welcome to attend.

And anyone how may have information that will help solve the mystery is asked to call the Vanderhoof RCMP at (250) 567-2222 or anonymously call CrimeStopers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

Madison Scott Anniversary Nears (from CKPGToday)


VANDERHOOF – May 28th marks the 7th anniversary of the disappearance of Madison Scott. Scott went missing after an early morning party and despite a massive search by police, family, and members of the community has never been found.

The Vanderhoof teen was last seen at a party on the shores of Hogsback Lake, about 25 kilometres south of Vanderhoof. Her friends left the party around 4:00 am to return home. However, Scott remained behind, apparently planning to spend the night in a tent. When someone came back to check on her around 8:30 am, she was gone and she hasn’t been seen since.

Police believe someone in the community knows what happened. “We know someone out there knows something about the disappearance. We are asking any individual who has information about Maddy’s disappearance to contact the police or Crimestoppers” said Cpl. Tom Wamsteeker of the North District Major Crime Unit. Information can be delivered to the Vanderhoof RCMP at (250) 567-2222 or anonymously by calling CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

Meantime the family is holding its 7th annual poker ride Saturday in the Hogsback Lake area, to raise awareness of Madison’s disappearance.

Video in the original article at CKPGToday

Where are you Madison Scott? (from Vanderhoof Omineca Express)


by Fiona Maureen  (Vanderhoof Omineca Express) May. 31, 2017 1:30 a.m

Another year has come and gone

2,195 days and still no Maddy! It is the sixth year anniversary of when 20 year old Maddy went missing from an overnight party at Hogback lake.

“We are not here doing the poker ride event to remember her. We are trying to keep spreading awareness that she is still missing, and we need everyone’s help to find her” says Dawn Scott, speaking tearfully like it happened yesterday.

Sunny day doesn’t brighten away the sadness

This past Saturday, May 27, was an incredibly hot day for the 2017 Maddy Poker Ride. But folks still came out carrying water bottles to walk, ATV or horse ride three different trails in support of the Find Maddy awareness campaign. The number of people who attended this year is believed to be up from previous years. In terms of poker hands sold; there were 105 sold to horse-back riders, 59 walkers and 264 quads.

www.findmaddy.ca

“We need to find Madison. Someone knows something and it’s time to come forward. Imagine this girl being your friend, daughter, sister, grand-daughter, cousin, or girlfriend… You would be devastated. No one deserves this suffering; least of all Eldon, Dawn, Ben, Georgia and all of Madison’s extended family.”

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

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link to original article at Vanderhoof Omineca Express

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Crime Stoppers: Mysterious disappearance of Madison Scott (from Global News)


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By Negar Mojtahedi Online News Reporter/Producer Global News

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

 What was supposed to be a fun night out with friends for a young Vanderhoof woman turned into a lifetime of anguish for her parents who haven’t stopped searching…

The last time Madison Scott was seen was May 28 2011. She was 20 years old.

Six years have passed, but her parents are still holding onto hope. Crime Stoppers needs your help do you have information that could lead to the whereabouts of Madison Scott?

Madison or Maddy as her friends and family call her attended a party at Hogsback lake- about 25 kilometres south of Vanderhoof, which is not far from Highway 16.

Although, Maddy would have known the partygoers, a number of people showed up later in the night. Some of the party goers would be known to Maddy and her friends and some would not. While most people had left Hogsback Lake when the party ended, Maddy stayed behind in her tent.

Two days later, on Sunday morning, Maddy’s parents found her tent and off-white 1990 Ford F-150 Pickup truck at the camp site. Her tent had been flattened…her purse left inside the truck.

Two items are missing, her keys, which may be on a black gothic theme lanyard and her iPhone. Police believe those items may aid in the investigation.

Maddy is close with her family. Her parents describe her as a beautiful, caring and loving person with a great sense of humour. They’ve offered a reward of up to one-hundred thousand dollars for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for her disappearance., Investigators believe that someone knows something

. They’re asking anyone with information about the disappearance of Madison Scott to call police. Or if you wish to remain anonymous visit bccrimestoppers.com or call 1 800 222- 8477.

Madison Scott on BrainScratch Searchlight (YouTuber)

The BrainScratch channel YouTuber discusses the Madison Scott disappearance case

Published on Aug 10, 2016

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.
faithlovehope findmaddy YouTube account: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt37…
The Vanishing of Madison Scott documentary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xn0RO…
48 Hours episode covering Madison: http://www.cbsnews.com/news/48-hours-…

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


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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)

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)

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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

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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)


‘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)

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