Reward boosted for info about young Vanderhoof woman’s disappearance (from The Province)

Madison (Maddy) Scott went missing from a party at Hogsback Lake in the Vanderhoof area three months ago. Her parents boosted the reward for info about her disappearance to $25,000 on Thursday.

Photograph by: Submitted, RCMP

Three months after she mysteriously vanished, the family of a 20-year-old Vanderhoof woman have boosted the reward for information into her disappearance.

Madison “Maddy” Scott was last seen on May 28 at Hogsback Lake.

Police say the investigation into her disappearance remains a big priority.

“While investigators appreciate the level of community interest in Madison’s disappearance, they still believe that there is information out there or those that have not come forward yet,” said North District RCMP Sgt. Rob Vermeulen in a release Thursday.

“The search for Madison Scott has been both hopeful and emotionally disappointing,” said Vanderhoof Mayor Gerry Thiessen in a statement. “Everywhere in town, on cars or business windows, there are posters looking for Madison.

“I get calls from residents on summer vacation hoping that there is something new to report, something that will help us find her.”

Thiessen urged anyone with information to come forward.

Police, search and rescue crews and volunteers numbering as many as 150 scoured the area around Hogsback Lake the day after Scott went missing, and air, land and water searches were conducted.

Neither Scott nor her personal items, including an iPhone 4 and a large bundle of keys, turned up.

Investigators have followed hundreds of leads and conducted many interviews, but they still believe more information is out there that will help them in the case.

“It’s very likely that not everyone at Hogsback Lake that weekend … has come forward yet, or has provided us with all the information we need,” said Vermeulen.

The Scott family is now offering $25,000 to anyone who helps police solve the mystery of Madison’s disappearance. Call Vanderhoof RCMP at 250-567-2222 or Crime Stoppers, 1-800-222-8477.

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