Missing woman’s parents offer $15,000 reward, 20-year-old last seen May 28 (from The Vancouver Sun)
The family of a woman who disappeared from the Vanderhoof area last month have offered a $15,000 reward for information leading to her safe return.
“We are hopeful and continue to believe that someone out there has the information we need to bring our daughter home,” parents Eldon and Dawn Scott said in a statement released Tuesday.
“Please, search your heart, search your mind and review your memory and call the RCMP with any bit of information you may have,” the parents said.
“We love our daughter. We need her back home. We need to find her. Please help us.”
Their 20-year-old daughter, Madison Scott, was last seen May 28 out at Hogsback Lake, just south of Vanderhoof, which is located in northern B.C. along Highway 16.
The highway between Prince Rupert and Prince George has been dubbed the Highway of Tears because so many teenage girls and young women have been gone missing or were found murdered in communities along that stretch of road.
Madison vanished after attending a party at the lake.
Police found her tent and pickup truck, but the investigation has determined there are two items that have yet to be recovered: her new iPhone 4 that had a bluish green or turquoise shell/skin cover, and her large bundle of keys, which has a Ford truck key on it.
The keys may or may not be on a black, gothic-themed lanyard, police said.
The two items were last seen in Madison’s possession and have not been located, despite a massive search effort by the RCMP, Search and Rescue and civilian volunteers.
Anyone with information is asked to call Vanderhoof RCMP at 250-567-2222 or those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.