Police release video reenactment of Madison Scott disappearance (from Vancouver Sun)
The RCMP released a video reenactment today — the six-month anniversary of the mysterious disappearance of 20-year-old Madison Scott.
Known as Maddy to her friends, Scott was last seen on Saturday May 28 at Hogsback Lake, just outside of Vanderhoof.
“Numerous efforts have been made to keep this investigation and the need for information in the public domain and video is powerful resource in this age of social media and connectivity,” RCMP Cpl. Dan Moskaluk said today in a statement.
“The video includes interviews with Maddy’s parents, Dawn and Eldon Scott, and takes viewers back to the spot where she was last seen.”
So far, there has been no evidence of foul play but investigators cannot rule out the possibility as time goes on with no sightings of Scott or contact with her family, police said.
“This investigation remains a priority for North District Major Crime,” Moskaluk said.
“We believe that there is information out there and it is our hope that the reenactment video could be the tool needed to help us determine what happened. The police need information and Maddy’s family need answers.”
In September, the Scott family increased their private reward to $25,000 from $15,000.
Brent and Kali Marshall and the Northland Auto Group have matched the reward, which now sits at $50,000.
Days after their daughter disappeared, parents Dawn and Eldon Scott issued a statement, saying: “We love our daughter, we need her back home, we need to find her. Please help us. Thank-you.”
The parents described Maddy as a “beautiful, caring and loving daughter, sister and friend” who loved sports, photography, had a great sense of humour and loved to socialize with family and friends.
They said it was important for anyone with any information to come forward and speak to police.
The investigation was launched after Scott failed to return from a party at Hogsback Lake, located 25 kilometres south of Vanderhoof. It is a well-known recreational and camping area that also has a reputation as a party spot for young people.
At its peak, more than 150 search and rescue personnel and volunteers from Vanderhoof and neighbouring communities conducted air, land and water searches of the area. Despite their efforts, Madison has not been found.
Police are still seeking information about what happened to the young women’s new iPhone 4 and her large bundle of keys.
Her iPhone 4 that had a bluish green or turquoise-shell cover and her bundle of keys had a Ford truck key on it.
Anyone with information to contact the Vanderhoof RCMP immediately at (250) 567-2222 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
A website has been set up to help locate Madison: http://madisonscott.ca/