The volunteer search team was busy again. Road and trail searches with vehicles and 4 wheelers continue ranging from the Mapes and Blackwater, including the community pasture, the normal road system and logging roads in the Vanderhoof, Fraser lake and Cluculz Lake areas. The helicopter funded by generous donations continues the air search.
updates on searches
The volunteer search group of family and friends did an extensive grid search of the Mapes pit as well as mini grid searches of most of the roads and trails in that area. Road and trail searches by 4 wheelers and vehicles continues to expand outwards. The private helicopter funded by donations continues the air search. The RCMP directed Search and Rescue to do further searches in the Mapes Blackwater area.
More Helicopter searches, some private, and one by the RCMP with an infrared camera. The volunteer vehicle road search continues expanding outward. Door to Door canvasing in the Mapes and Blackwater areas continues. Searches of some gravel pits start.
As search and rescue did not find any evidence or tracks on the trails or roads leaving Hogsback Lake campsite the official ground search was called off, but the RCMP investigation continues with a team from Vancouver leading it. Friends and family started their own search of trails and area roads. Roads were searched for tracks leading off onto spur roads or on trails. Canvassing of residence in the Hogsback area began. A large number of individuals with trucks and 4 wheelers joined the search. A Facebook page was started, and a temporary web site made. The initial missing persons poster was emailed to friends, family and acquaintances across BC and they were posted in a wide range of communities.
Madison attended a party on Friday night May 27th at Hogsback Lake. The area is a former Forestry campsite, which also has a parking lot and boat launch area. There was two parties that night, one Madison was at, and the other a underage party. Madison was last seen by those at the party around 3:00 a.m. Saturday. There was another larger party the next night on Saturday May 28th at Hogsback Lake. RCMP would like to speak to anyone who may have attended either party, was camping in the area or was in the area over the weekend for recreational purposes.
Madison’s parents were worried about her on Saturday, and when she could not be contacted on Sunday the police were called.
Vanderhoof RCMP along with Search and Rescue Teams from Vanderhoof, Prince George, Burns Lake and Fort St. James conducted extensive air, water and ground searches on Sunday and all day Monday. Upwards of 150 volunteers searched, including horseback patrols, of the shorelines, walking and ATV trails and the logging roads in the area. Water areas were also explored with boats and side scanning sonar. Despite search efforts of the area, Madison is still missing.
Madison Scott is described as 20 year old Caucasian, 5 foot 4, 170 lbs with ginger hair. She was last seen wearing a black t-shirt and blue jean Capri pants.