The investigation continues into the search for Madison Scott, the 20 year old Vanderhoof woman, who was last seen on May 28, at Hogsback Lake, near Vanderhoof.
“This investigation remains a priority for North District Major Crimes Unit, and while investigators appreciate the level of community interest in Madison’s disappearance, they still believe that there is information out there or those that have not come forward yet,” said Sgt. Rob Vermeulen spokesperson for the RCMP.
“The search for Madison Scott has been both hopeful and emotionally disappointing,” said Vanderhoof mayor Gerry Thiessen last week.
“Everywhere in Vanderhoof, on cars or business windows, there are posters looking for Madison.”
He added, “I get calls from local residents on summer vacation, hoping that there is something new to report, that something that will help us find her. Now it’s time for both Madison and the Scott family, that those with information come forward and talk to the RCMP.”
An extensive search was launched on May 29, when Scott was reported missing after failing to return from a party at Hogsback Lake.
At its peak, over 150 Search and Rescue personnel and volunteers from Vanderhoof and neighbouring communities conducted air, land and water searches of the area.
Despite their efforts, Madison and items like her new iPhone 4 and her large bundle of keys, remain missing.
Investigators continue to follow up on the over 780 tasks generated by this file, including various interviews.
“Investigators believe that additional information is out there that will be useful as they continue to try to piece together Madison’s movements and actions prior to disappearing.
What can often happen in an investigation like this is that people think their information is not that important or that someone else has likely told police already, but we often find that is not the case.”
“It’s very likely that not everyone at Hogsback Lake the weekend Madison disappeared has come forward yet, or has provided us with all the information we need,” said Sgt. Vermeulen
The Scott family has also increased the reward now offering $25,000 and the family is asking anyone with information to contact the Vanderhoof RCMP at 250-567-2222 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.