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Family of missing woman to make their point outside of missing women commission

BY: IAN AUSTIN, THE PROVINCE

OCTOBER 23, 2011

When the Missing Women Commission of Inquiry reconvenes Monday, family members of modern-day missing woman Angeline Pete will ask police to renew their efforts to find her.

Like many of the inquiry’s missing women, Pete is aboriginal, originally from the Quatsino First Nation.

Like many of the inquiry’s missing women, not much has been said nor heard about the 28-year-old’s disappearance.

“Angeline always stayed in contact with her family, particularly her grandmother in Port Hardy,” said her mother, Molly Dixon. “She would never just disappear.”

Dixon will join family members and advocates for a 9:30 a.m. news conference Monday outside the inquiry at 701 W. Georgia St.

“It is once again disturbing that not only has another aboriginal woman gone missing, but that another mother of a missing aboriginal woman needs advocates to get any attention paid to the circumstances of her daughter’s disappearance,” said victim services worker Carol Martin.

“We were witness to the system’s gross negligence as well as racism and sexism in investigating the missing women in the 1990s, as we are today.”

Pete went missing in May.

North Vancouver RCMP sent out a missing-person bulletin in August, along with a description: 5-foot-4, 150 pounds, long dark hair (known to occasionally dye it), brown eyes (wears contacts), with a butterfly tattoo on her chest.

In October, police issued a follow-up news release, along with quotes from Dixon.

“I am reaching out to anybody who knows my daughter for her safe return home,” Dixon was quoted in the second release. “We just need to know that you are safe and sound and well looked after.

“Please call home. We love you princess.”

The October release also had an update on Pete’s possible trail since her disappearance:

“Information has surfaced that Pete may have hitchhiked her way north through the province and possibly into Alberta, but investigators have not yet been able to corroborate this information,” read the release. “The fact that Pete may have hitchhiked through B.C. naturally raises the concern for her safety.”

The release also gave many possible B.C. locations for Pete’s whereabouts: Kamloops, Surrey, Cranbrook, Sparwood, Alert Bay, Port Hardy, and Prince Rupert, as well as Grande Prairie, Alta.

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Updated: August 21, 2016