A list of the victims along B.C.’s Highway of Tears
VANCOUVER – A list of the 18 women and girls whose deaths and disappearances are part of the RCMP’s investigation of the Highway of Tears in British Columbia. They were either found or last seen near Highways 16, 97 or 5:
— Aielah Saric Auger, 14, of Prince George was last seen by her family on Feb. 2, 2006, and her body was found eight days later in a ditch along Highway 16, east of Prince George.
— Tamara Chipman, 22, of Prince Rupert was last seen on Sept. 21, 2006, hitchhiking along Highway 16 near Prince Rupert.
— Nicole Hoar, 25, was from Alberta and working in the Prince George area as a tree planter. She was last seen hitchhiking to Smithers on Highway 16 on June 21, 2002.
— Lana Derrick, 19, was last seen in October 1995 at a gas station near Terrace. She was a student at Northwest Community College in Terrace.
— Alishia Germaine, 15, of Prince George was found murdered on Dec. 9, 1994.
— Roxanne Thiara, 15, of Quesnel was found dead in August 1994 just off Highway 16 near Burns Lake.
— Ramona Wilson, 16, of Smithers was last seen alive in June 1994 when she was believed to be hitchhiking. Her body was found 10 months later.
— Delphine Nikal, 16, of Smithers was last seen in June 1990, when she was hitchhiking from Smithers to her home in Telkwa.
— Alberta Williams, 24, disappeared in August 1989 and her body was found several weeks later near Prince Rupert.
— Shelley-Anne Bascu of Hinton, Alta., was last seen in 1983.
— Maureen Mosie of Kamloops was found dead in May 1981.
— Monica Jack, 12, is the youngest victim. She disappeared in May 1978 while riding her bike near Merritt. Her remains were found in 1996. In December of last year, the RCMP announced murder charges against Garry Handlen, 67, who is also charged with killing an 11-year-old girl whose case wasn’t part of the Highway of Tears investigation.
— Monica Ignas, 15, was last seen in December 1974 and her remains were found five months later.
— Colleen MacMillen, 16, was last seen in August 1974, when she left her family home in Lac La Hache, B.C., with a plan to hitchhike to visit a friend. Her remains were found the following month. In October 2012, the RCMP announced that DNA evidence led them to believe Bobby Jack Fowler, who died in an Oregon jail in 2006, killed MacMillen.
— Pamela Darlington, 19, of Kamloops was found murdered in a park in November 1973. RCMP say they suspect Bobby Jack Fowler was responsible for Darlington’s disappearance, but they don’t have conclusive proof.
— Gale Weys of Clearwater was last seen hitchhiking in October 1973 and her remains were found in April of the following year. The RCMP say Bobby Jack Fowler is also suspected in her death.
— Micheline Pare of Hudson Hope was found dead in 1970.
— Gloria Moody of the Williams Lake area was found dead in October 1969.
SOURCES: The Canadian Press, Highway of Tears Symposium