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Highway of Tears

BCFN 12 term project
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Cassandra DelFabro

on 18 January 2013

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Table of Contents 3....Introduction
4....Maps
5....Map #1
6....Map #2
7....Where it is!
8....How many have died
9.... Pic of victims
10....Is it racism
11...Pic of Sign
12....Racism
13....Racism cont 14....Pic of Mother
15....Suspects
16....Bobby Fowler
17....Picture of him
18....Picture
19....Robert Picton
20....Picture
21....Victims
22....Project E-Pana
23.... E-Pana cont.. Highway of tears Maps Map shows where most of the girls that were abducted were last seen. Map shows the length of the highway and where it is. Cassandra Seidel BCFN 12 BlockA Where it is! Length: 1,347 km
Existed: 1953 – present
North end: Masset
South end: BC Ferries dock in Skidegate
West end: BC Ferries dock in Prince Rupert
East end: Alberta border
continues as Hwy 16 How many have died at least 18 women since 1969.

In many cases, the women were hitchhiking.

The first known case was Gloria Moody, 27, who was last seen leaving a bar in Williams Lake on Oct. 25, 1969. Her body was found the next day.

In September 2012, the family of Colleen MacMillen got some closure when DNA evidence linked U.S. convict Bobby Jack Fowler to her murder. Shows how many victims there has been Is it Racism Sign on the highway warning women Some critics argue that the lack of results arising from this investigation is the result of racism.

The issue of racism in these cases is explored in "Finding Dawn", the 2006 documentary by Christine Welsh whose film includes a section on the Highway of Tears' victim Ramona Wilson, including interviews with family and community members.

Often overlooked in reports on the Highway of Tears is the fact that over half of the missing women are Aboriginal.

Racism is argued that media coverage of these cases has been limited, claiming that "media assign a lesser value to aboriginal women". Despite the fact that these disappearances date back as far as 1969, it was not until 2005 that Project E-Pana was launched, investigating similarities between the the resemblances of each case .

In addition, the individual case which has received the most media and police attention thus far is that of Nicole Hoar, a White woman who disappeared in 2002.

Her's was the first of the Highway of Tears cases to be covered in the The Globe and Mail, Vancouver Sun and Edmonton Journal.

Gladys Radek, a native activist and the aunt of victim Tamara Chipman, believes that if it weren’t for Nicole, the police would have put as much effort in investigating the other cases. Racism Racism cont... A mother morns the loss of her daughter Suspects Bobby Jack Fowler Bobby Jack Fowler was arrested in Newport, Oregan in 1995.


Cases such as a 19 year Gale Weys who was last seen hitchhiking from Clearwater, BC on October 16, 1973 and was found murdered 6 months later.
19 year old Pamela Darlington who was murdered and found in Pioneer Park on November 7, 1973.
These are just two of the cases we are looking for connections to but we are fully open to the possibility that he committed other violent offences against women that may or may not have been reported to police.
There is an on going investigation into the disappearances or killings of at least 18 young women in B.C.’s Interior since 1969 Robert Pickton He was born in 1949 in Port Coquitlam, British Columbia. His family has been pig farmers for three generations. In 1997, Robert was charged with the attempted murder of a prostitute named Wendy Lynn Eistetter, the case was latter dropped because prosecutors felt that the victim, who was a drug addict, was too unstable to give an accurate testimony. Project E-Pana Fowler in 1972 Project E-PANA began in the fall of 2005. The purpose of the investigation was to determine if a serial killer, or killers, is responsible for murdering young women traveling along major highways In 2006, the Task Force took ownership of nine investigations. In 2007 the number of cases doubled from nine to eighteen. Project E-PANA consists of 13 homicide investigations and five missing people’s investigations. Victims 1.
Gloria Moody, 1969.

2.
Micheline Pare, 1970.

3.
Gale Weys, 1973.

4.
Pamela Darlington, 1973.

5.
Monica Ignas, 1974.

6.
Colleen MacMillen, 1974.

7.
Monica Jack, 1978.

8.
Maureen Mosie, 1981.

9.
Shelly-Ann Bascu,1983. 10.
Alberta Williams, 1989.

11.
Delphine Nikal, 1990.

12.
Ramona Wilson, 1994.

13.
Roxanne Thiara, 1994.

14.
Alishia Germaine, 1994.

15.
Lana Derrick, 1995.

16.
Nicole Hoar, 2002.

17.
Tamara Chipman, 2005.

18.
Aielah Saric Auger, 2006. List with pictures of victims On February 5, 2002, Pickton was arrested when police, acting on a warrant for firearm violations, found personal belongings of a missing woman on the farm Victims Known Victims Sereena Abotsway, 29 when she disappeared in August 2001.
Mona Lee Wilson, 26 when she was last seen on November 23, 2001.
Andrea Joesbury, 22 when last seen in June 2001.
Brenda Ann Wolfe, 32 when last seen in February 1999 and was reported missing in April 2000.
Marnie Lee Frey, last seen August 1997.
Georgina Faith Papin, last seen in 1999.
Jacqueline Michelle McDonell,23 when she was last seen in January 1999.
Dianne Rosemary Rock, 34 when last seen on October 19, 2001. Reported missing December 13, 2001.
Heather Kathleen Bottomley, 25 when she was last seen and reported missing on April 17, 2001.
Jennifer Lynn Furminger, last seen in 1999.
Helen Mae Hallmark, last seen August 1997.
Patricia Rose Johnson, last seen in March 2001.
Heather Chinnook, 30 when last seen in April 2001.
Tanya Holyk, 23 when last seen in October 1996.
Sherry Irving, 24 when last seen in 1997.
Inga Monique Hall, 46 when last seen in February 1998.
Tiffany Drew, last seen December 1999.
Sarah de Vries, last seen April 1998.
Cynthia Feliks, last seen in December 1997.
Angela Rebecca Jardine, last seen November 20, 1998
Diana Melnick, last seen in December 1995.
Debra Lynne Jones, last seen in December 2000.
Wendy Crawford, last seen in December 1999.
Kerry Koski, last seen in January 1998.
Andrea Fay Borhaven, last seen in March 1997.
Nicky Trimble 25 when last seen in 1996. Reported missing October 2002. Who he has said he has killed
Mary Ann Clark, 25, disappeared in August 1991 from downtown Victoria.

Yvonne Marie , 34 when last seen on March 16, 2001 and reported missing on March 21, 2001.

Dawn Teresa Crey, reported missing in December 2000. Crey is the main subject of a 2006 documentary film about murdered and missing Aboriginal women in Canada, titled Finding Dawn.

And two unidentified women. Although Picton has been tried and convicted for many murders he will not fully admit to where he abducted the women for therefore we do not know if he took some of them from the highway of tears. But many police believe he has. Investigators are confident that a single serial killer is not responsible for all of the investigations. A dedicated task force of about (give or take a few) 50 investigators are committed to determining what happened to the missing or murdered women. Each unsolved case remains active and on-going and will remain open until they find the person. 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The number of victims is said to be around 18, but aboriginal leaders estimate the number could be as high as 43. In 2007 a group was made by the RCMP of British Columbia called E-Pana looking and the similarities and differences of missing and cold cases along High way 16 ( Highway of tears) and all over B.C. Not only does the Highways of Tears cover highway 16 in British Columbia but police refer to all missing women on a string of highways, The Highways of Tears
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