VANCOUVER – Exactly one year ago today 21-year-old Caitlin Murray went missing.
She was last seen at about 12:45 a.m. on Sept. 30, 2013, on video surveillance, parking her car near the Fraser Bridge Hotel in West Quesnel. She was also seen approaching the Fraser River Footbridge but has not been seen since.
Her family and friends are holding a vigil tonight in Quesnel for Caitlin and many other missing women.
“I’m heartbroken,” said Caitlin’s mom Carmen Carr. “I don’t know how much more I can take. I just need to find her.”
Quesnel RCMP say they have searched the area around where Murray was last seen, including the river and the parks. Her file remains an active investigation but there has been no trace of her.
The vigil starts at 7:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome and is asked to bring a candle. The lights on the bridge will also be turned purple as that was Caitlin’s favourite colour.
“The vigil is being held in hope and prayer that she comes home but also to bring attention that there is something wrong in our society,” said Carmen. “This is becoming all too common. Human life should be regarded with more respect.”
She added they will be saying a prayer of hope for other missing women around B.C.
“We can’t stop looking,” said Carmen.
Caitlin is 5 ft, 120 pounds with a slim build, blonde hair and blue eyes. She was last seen wearing black Lululemon pants, a blue t-shirt and a hoodie.
RCMP say anyone who may have seen Murray or knows where she is, should call the Quesnel RCMP Detachment at (250) 992- 9211. For those who would like to remain anonymous, call CRIME STOPPERS at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).