I have been wondering how many people are missing in BC and when I read the article in the Province Newspaper the comment by the Coroner who identified the hiking boot found in October 2011 in a Port Moody lake jumped out at me…. “But there are 2,300 missing people in BC so it’s a little short-sighted to assume it’s the individual,” he said. Wow 2300 people missing just in BC! Obviously the 2300 people the coroner was quoted as saying are missing in BC span from at least 25 years ago. Still that’s a lot of families and friends of a missing person sitting in limbo, not knowing what happened to their loved one, just wondering and waiting. Wonder how many people are missing in other provinces across Canada…..
Recently there was a Story in the Vancouver Sun about 67 men between the ages of 15-30 missing from the lower mainland between 2000-2012. I wonder what the number would be for all BC and for all of Canada? I still find it hard to believe that so many young healthy men could just vanish into thin air and no one has seen anything…or have they? This is why we need a Provincial Data Bank of all the Missing People of BC linked to a Data Bank of all the other Missing People of Canada by the Province! There could be similarities that we are not seeing by only concentrating on the missing men of BC and really we don’t know the details of all the missing men, and many other missing people of BC, young, old, male, female…. only the ones that have made the news.
The similarities that I have noticed with the Missing Young Men of BC:
Healthy Good Looking Men
All have gone missing and no one has seen anything, no sign of a struggle.
No a trace of them has been found, no clothing, no wallets or identification
Many of the men have gone missing late at night, quite often after the bar has closed
Keeping in mind that there have been men that have gone missing that are older than 30 but look much younger
I know I have said this many other times but it is just so important that a Canadian National DNA Data Bank is formed for all the Missing People of Canada. http://www.gopetition.com/petition/41301/signatures.html
This is the Article with the coroner’s quote: http://www.theprovince.com/Sasamat+Lake+boot+solves+1987+disappearance/6177016/story.html#ixzz1mqh7dDQl
- Canadian DNA Data Bank of Missing People is Badly Needed says Officer in Charge of the Missing Women Task Force (wenswritings.wordpress.com)