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Google Map of Hogsback campsite

Friday May 27th 2011

Madison and a female friend went out to Hogsback lake for a party with the intention of camping overnight. It appears there were around 46 people at the party Friday night, mostly 18 to 25 years old, and a few older partiers up to 40 years old. Almost all are from the Vanderhoof area. Madison’s friend who was going to stay with her left the party after midnight (2:30?) with a young man who lives close by in the Hogsback lake area.  Either Madison was left to camp by herself or left with someone else, though information to date says she was left there by herself. The time Madison was last seen has been reported as 2:45 to 3am.

Hogsback lake is located about 24.5 kms South East from Vanderhoof down the Blackwater road. See Google Map. It is a forestry campsite with 3 camping areas, a swiming area and dock. The lake is around 1 km long, and is surrounded by forest, with several trails leaving the campsite including a portion of the telegraph trail.

Saturday May 28th 2011

A couple of the partiers were back at Hogsback campsite the next day cleaning up (10am?) and saw her tent still standing and her truck  but they did not check if she was in the tent. There was no other tents or campers there.

There was a large party of around 150 people at the Hogsback campsite on Saturday night, and no one reports seeing Madison.

Madison’s parents were concerned as they had not heard from their daughter, but she is a responsible 20 year old so they did not report her missing.

Sunday May 29th 2011

With no word from Madison and her not answering her cell phone Madison’s parents went to the Hogsback lake campsite to look for her. They found her truck and her now flattened tent. Her purse was in the truck, but no sign of her and her cell phone. The police were called and the official search and rescue effort began. The RCMP and search and rescue teams from Vanderhoof, Prince George, Burns Lake and Fort St. James directed additional volunteer searchers. Grid searches of the area starting from the campsite began, with helicopter searches, and the lake was searched by boat and side searching sonar.

Monday May 3oth 2011

The official search and rescue team with additional volunteers continued  grid searching the area around Hogsback lake. More helicopter searching was done.  They thoroughly covered the whole area around the campsite and lake and did not see any sign of anyone leaving the area on foot or ATV on any of the trails or through the woods. Because of this it was concluded Madison had left the area by vehicle on the road, and the official ground search was called off.

People in the community make posters and start putting them up.

The RCMP investigation continues, a team of 14 members is assembled and a press release is issued.

Tuesday May 31st 2011

  • Friends, family and other volunteers continue grid searches in the area
  • Roads are searched by vehicles
  • Tails are searched by foot and ATV’s.
  • house to house canvasing begins
  • people across the province are contacted to spread the word and put up posters
  • A facebook group is started, and a temporary website.

Month of June 2011

  • The volunteer search covered so much ground. All the roads from Fraser Lake to Isle Piere were driven and any tracks leaving the road were investigated. Grid searches of all the trails around the hogs back area, nearby gravel pits. Surrounding trails and roads were driven with ATV’s and a lot were walked.  private land and buildings were searched. The Canadian Rangers were out searching for a weekend.
  • Extensive searching in the Hogsback area by helicopter.
  • Posters put up over most of BC
  • RCMP interviewing and polygraphing party goers. Following up on tips, cell phone records.

 

Since that first year Madison went missing:

  • RCMP continued their investigation with more interviews and polygraphs of party goers, following up on tips, and other leads. The case was reviewed by other RMCP divisions.
  • Lots more private searches in 2012 and 2013
  • Missing signs put up in the interior of British Columbia, small and large.
  • Missing posters sent far and wide.
  • Annual Poker ride 2012, 2013 and 2014 at Hogbacks lake to keep awareness and local community involvement. Proceeds went to the local community association.

 

 

121 comments

  • If her friend was so drunk why wouldn’t she go in to the tent and sleep most people get drunk and go asleep in the closest possible place. She obviously had an argument of some sort with her and left her there out of anger. She wasn’t that drunk then.

    • Alex Driftmier

      I agree. My gut instinct says her friend who was going to stay with her, but instead she left the party after midnight with a young man who lives close by in the Hogsback lake area- SHE KNOWS SOMETHING. I am a psychologist and I watched her in the video. She is a liar.

      • Crystal Chapman

        Yeah …very suspicious. Who makes plans to tent and leave in the middle of the night 25 km away from home when your ” so drunk”
        I dont know how she lives with herself

  • It’s a pity they can’t get texts off that phone or maybe they can because if she had an argument it’ll be on the phone also if her shoes are missing or there will say a lot cause you don’t normally sleep with shoes and a jacket on if the shoes are gone she left with someone if she woke up after being drunk she would have been slightly sober probably scared and rang someone or got in the truck and locked doors. Who is to say that truck wasn’t driven by someone.

    • Crystal Chapman

      I think one of the people at the party knew she was there alone left knowing they will return and when everyone left took her somewhere. So sad. I hope she is being held somewhere. I feel so so much for her and her family

  • I’m wondering why dogs were not bought in. They had her clothing to give them sent to trail.

    • I agree, honestly…I share her first name and I get bullied a lot but I never go anywhere without my mom or dad or siblings because of how crazy people are where I live. I hope her Jordanne’s boyfriend didn’t have anything to do with it.

  • I watched the Youtube video and wanted to check if she has been found by now. I am so sad to hear that she is still missing.

    I must say that the story of her friends sounds weird. I don‘t believe that she was left alone at the camp. There might have been an accident, not intentional, and her friends got scared.
    Anyone who knows something needs to come forward and end this torture for her parents.

    Lots of support and thoughts from Germany

  • It’s so sad that she has not been found. But if her friend was so drunk that she went home how drunk was Maddy. So she could of gotten out with her shoes on to throw up or go to the bathroom with her phone flashlight and gotten lost. And they could if brought in search dogs.

  • Somebody needs to quit being a coward and come forward with some information. It’s going on 8 years now for this family to wonder what happened to her. This disappearance has stuck with me like no other. No way in hell somebody couldn’t know what happened or has overheard information that could crack this case. Please just be a decent human being and do the right thing!

  • Gina Sutterer

    I assume they fingerprinted EVERYTHING? Truck, tent, cans, bottles, etc. Including under the hood?? Occurred to me maybe truck was tampered with and had to walk for ride?

  • Almost certain that the person(s) responsible for Madison Scott’s disappearance is/are among the party attendees. Probably police could have done more if informed 24 hours earlier.

  • Instead of posting assumptions and accusations. Why not share this site, participate in helping find this girl.

    Has there been any software used to generate a possible likelyhood of what she may look like now?

    I am one person, but I can share the pictures and story, I can pay attention and be aware. If there is ever help needed in Calgary, I am in!

  • (PREMONITION?) I woke up…this may sound funny but mom please stay strong for her i woke up feeling i need to tell you…too have them reopen her case i need you to pressure this guy let him know you’ll never wuit looking for her i feel she’s still alive i got this feeling he’s holding her hostage…lonely old man forced her to follow him that night i feel. There’s a undergrown somthing and you keep passing it up or haven’t. Went far enough she’s a smart girl she know how to keep him steady but i know she’s out there somewhere god told me to let you know she’s alive and. Don’t give up let him know we’re on his trail and it’s time to let her go!!HE’S NOT TRYING TO HURT HER BUT MENTALLY UNSTABLE -I PRAY YOU FIND HER!!

    • Are you fucking insane? Why tf would you post this you sick fuck. Her parents have hard enough time as it is, leave your bullshit magic mind reading out of it. Go light some candles near a petrol station

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