posts of articles on Madison Scott from the the news media

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)

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

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)

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)

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

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.

DON’T HOLD BACK! (letter in Prince George Citizen)

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CONTENT OF THE NEWSPAPER ARTICLE:
Madison Scott of Vanderhoof aged 20 has been missing since May 2011.
She disappeared without trace and the RCMP believe that information is being withheld which would lead to her being found.
It is to the people withholding this information that I am appealing.
The Scott family are dealing with constant unrelenting,fear,heartache and worry that never lets go.
Please find the courage and honesty to provide the information to bring Maddy home.
Speak with the others involved with you. Talk to loved ones about it.  Do not keep it to yourself .
To contact the RCMP in Vanderhoof  1-250-567-2222
If you wish to remain anonymous phone Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477
Thank you
Vanderhoof Resident
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