posts of articles on Madison Scott from the the news media

Press Release: The Vanishing of Madison Scott

January 5, 2014

 

Dear Editor:

We are writing to ask your newspaper to print the attached statements to help raiseawareness of our daughter, Madison Scott, who has been missing from Hogsback Lake, BC since May 28, 2011.  We wish to encourage your readers to watch a documentary that has been released titled, ‘The Vanishing of Madison Scott’.  The film can be accessed by going on to the findmaddy.ca website.  It is our hope that through the viewing of the documentary and by reading the findmaddy.ca website that someone, somewhere will have information that will leadto finding Madison and bringing her home.

 

We thank you very much.Yours sincerely,Dawn &  Eldon Scott Family & Search Team

 

The Vanishing of Madison Scott (Video documentary)

Steven F. Scouller is a documentary and awareness filmmaker who has produced a comprehensive awareness film to aid in the on-going police investigation into the disappearance of missing Vanderhoof girl, 20-year old Madison Scott.

Click on video below or watch on the Vimeo Site

The Vanishing of Madison Scott from End To End Films on Vimeo.

January 5, 2014
At the time of writing this our daughter, Madison Scott, has been missing for 951 days from Hogsback Lake, BC. Maddy’s disappearance on the morning of 28th May 2011 has touched countless people and has greatly impacted our family.

We can never stop looking until we have Maddy home. Our family’s personal limitations in searching for our daughter have, from day one, been tremendously boosted by the diligent work, dedication and support of family, friends, community members and the RCMP.

We were approached by Steve F. Scouller, an independent film maker, who wished to make a film solely about Madison’s story.

Mr. Scouller’s background as an investigative filmmaker leads us to believe that this film will help in our concerted efforts to reach the right people and to encourage those who have the answers to step forward. We are grateful for the making of this film and wish to thank Mr. Scouller for his efforts in helping to keep awareness of Maddy’s disappearance at the forefront of people’s minds. We also give a most heartfelt thanks to all of you who appeared in the film and assisted in its production.

Please watch ‘The Vanishing of Madison Scott’ and please forward any information you may have on Maddy’s whereabouts to the Vanderhoof RCMP at 250-567-2222 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

 

Thank you very much.

Sincerely,

Dawn & Eldon Scott and Family

 

 

The Vanishing of Madison Scott

Produced & Directed by Steven F. Scouller

endtoendfilms.com 

Raising awareness is of vital importance in the search for Madison Scott. Getting all the correct facts and relevant information out in the public domain is paramount. As an investigative filmmaker I set out to document the known facts that surround Madison’s disappearance by constructing a chronological timeline of events based on the facts told via first-hand accounts. It is my hope that this film will be able to assist the RCMP by raising awareness about Madison’s disappearance.  

The film delivers an accurate reflection of the unfolding situation and documents the search efforts as well as the on-going processes in place that help to keep the search effort and awareness campaigns alive. 

This highly impactive and emotional film acts as a central repository of key information that people can watch to get the facts quickly and effortlessly, allowing the steady stream of information to keep expanding out into the public domain. 

It has been a humbling experience to work alongside Dawn, Eldon and their family and friends. It’s amazing to see first hand the support the community has offered the Scott family and I am appreciative for the help that I have received from the people of Vanderhoof who have helped and supported me in making this film. I’d like to take this opportunity to express my personal thanks to the RCMP for their help and cooperation. 

Contact Steven F. Scouller: stevenscouller@rocketmail.com 

Letter by Dawn and Eldon published in the Prince George Citizen

November 19, 2013

To:  The Citizen newspaper

 

From:  Dawn and Eldon Scott & Family, Vanderhoof, BC

 

Re:  Error in the re-printing of the letter sent to the Citizen following the October 2011 fundraiser and benefit for the Madison Scott Search Fund

 

We are writing to apologize for the error in the re-printing of the letter of thanks the Scott family sent to this newspaper following the October 2011 fundraiser and benefit for the Madison Scott Search Fund.  While there has not been another fund raiser, we are greatly comforted by, and continue to receive strength from, the generosity of all those involved in the continuing search for Madison and the various events that have been held throughout the year to raise awareness of Maddy’s disappearance.

 

We again express our deep-felt thanks and gratitude to all the individuals, families, businesses and organizations who have given so much.  As a family we have benefited greatly from the communities’ ongoing support.  This support is a true testament to the communities in which we live and we as a family cannot thank you enough.

 

We are also grateful to this newspaper for its willingness to publish this letter so that we can reach out again to the many that have given so much of themselves and given of their time and effort in helping to find Madison.

Tremendous effort to find Madison is still being made in a variety of ways and we are hopeful that, through the perseverance, love, hope and faith of all concerned, Madison will soon return to us.

 

Most sincerely yours,

Dawn and Eldon Scott & Family, Vanderhoof, BC

Vanderhoof-area event will mark second anniversary of young woman’s disappearance (from the Province Newspaper)

By Frank Luba, The Province May 21, 2013

Madison-from newspaper

Madison Scott, above, was last seen at around 3 a.m. on May 28, 2011. Her pickup truck and tent were found at a campsite 25 kilometres southeast of Vanderhoof. — Submitted photo

What happened to Madison Scott remains a sad mystery, almost two years after the Vanderhoof woman disappeared after camping at Hogsback Lake, 25 kilometres southeast of her hometown.

Family, friends and the general public are being invited to a search of the area Saturday, May 25, which is as close as possible to the May 28, 2011 weekend when the 20-year-old went to a party and was last seen at around 3 a.m.

Her off-white, early 1990s Ford F-150 pickup and two-tone blue tent were left at the lake but, despite an extensive search, no other trace was ever found of Scott, who is Caucasian, stands 5-foot-4, weighs 170 pounds and has ginger-coloured hair.

Saturday’s search is the second On The Trail to Find Maddy Poker Ride, which is a competition divided into divisions for walkers, quad all-terrain vehicles and horses who go through checkpoints to assemble poker hands.

Wayne Woods, one of the event’s organizers and a friend of Maddy’s parents Eldon and Dawn Scott, said the area has been searched extensively already, “but everyone is asked to keep their eyes open” for any clues.

The event is more about keeping the hunt for Maddy in the public’s awareness, according to Woods.

“The message we’re trying to get out there is that if anyone has any information — we’re just trying to keep it foremost in people’s minds — that they need to come forward with it,” said Woods.

“Even if it’s a small detail, it can turn into something relevant,” he said. “We haven’t given up hope that she’ll be found and we’re not going to stop looking.”

While the area is remote, it’s not immune to problems — but not like Maddy vanishing.

“Things have happened, for sure,” conceded Woods. “But not like this, where there’s been just no answers at all.”

Her disappearance is still a concern for the community.

“In a small town, normally when something happens you hear rumours and people talk, and what not,” said Woods. “But there just hasn’t been a whisper about anything about Madison.

“It’s like she disappeared and no one knows anything,” he said.

The family offered a reward of $15,000, which was increased to $25,000 and is now at $100,000.

A video re-enactment of the story was done by RCMP, and Maddy’s disappearance was included in a documentary on the Highway of Tears, the route between Prince George and Prince Rupert along which 18 women have gone missing or been murdered.

Maddy was even part of CBS television’s 48 Hours focus on the Highway of Tears, although Woods said neither the family nor police believe she is part of that tragedy.

 

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.

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