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More names added to list of missing women

WebPosted Oct 6 2004 06:44 PM PDT

CBC News British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Police in Vancouver have expanded the list of missing women from the city's Downtown Eastside, adding eight names to the list which now stands at 69.

RCMP Corp. Catherine Galliford says the eight all fit the same profile developed by police either involved in the sex trade, or had been know to use drugs or alcohol.

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Sharon Abraham Sherry Baker Cara Ellis Tammy Fairbairn
Gloria Fedyshyn Mary Lands Tania Pedersen Sharon Ward

Sharon Nora Jane Abraham who was born on Sept. 15, 1965 and was last seen in 2000 and then reported missing in 2004;

Sherry Linda Baker who was born on Nov. 28, 1968 last seen in 1993 and then reported missing in 2004;

Cara Louise Ellis aka Nicky Trimble who was born on April 13, 1971 and was last last seen in 1997 when she was 25 years old and then reported missing in 2002;

Tammy Heather Fairbairn who was born on June 17, 1971 - and was last seen in 1998 and then reported missing in 2004;

Gloria Christine Fedyshyn who was born on Aug. 15, 1962 and last seen in January 1993 when she was 27 years old and then reported missing in 2002;

Mary Florence Lands who was born on Sept. 15, 1963 and was last seen in 1991 and then reported missing in 2004;

Tania Petersen who was born on Dec. 28, 1969 and was last seen in 1998 and then reported missing in 2003;

And Sharon Evelyn Ward who was born on June 7, 1967 and was last seen in February 1997 when she was 29 years old and reported missing a month later.

Galliford says these new names are not the result of remains or DNA being found. Instead she says, it's the result of a public appeal earlier this year that helped investigators clear away all but these eight cases.

She also says there's no connection with William Robert Pickton who remains in custody. He has been charged with 15 counts of first-degree murder, and the Crown is considering laying seven additional charges.

All 22 of those women are on the missing women's list.

Police have also released a new posters with the pictures of all 69 missing women arranged chronologically in the order they disappeared.

Anyone with information about these women is asked to phone the Missing Women Tip Line at 1-877-687-3377 or Crimestoppers at 604-669-TIPS.

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NEW POLICE POSTER

Missing Women Joint Task Force Press Release, Oct 6, 2004

 

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Missing Women Tip Line: 1-877-687-3377

Updated: August 21, 2016