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A Daughter appeals for help-July 21,2000

Courtesy of BCTV News Hour

DAUGHTER APPEALS FOR HELP TO FIND MISSING MOTHER

(Dawn Roberts) - It's been three years since 36-year-old Janet Henry disappeared from Vancouver's Downtown Eastside where she was trying to rebuild her life. In the language of police, her disappearance is being treated as suspicious, and her name has been added to the official list of 27 women missing from the downtown eastside. 

Her daughter has now spoken for the first time about the search and her need for closure. For Sandra and her niece, Debra, this trip to Vancouver's Crab Park has a special meaning. It's the first time 15-year-old Debra has visited a memorial bench in honor of the more than two-dozen women missing from the Downtown Eastside, including her mother, Janet Henry. 

Janet Gail Henry was very family-oriented and shared a special bond with her daughter, and was also very close to her sister. In the mid 90's Janet's life shifted and she ended up living in a hotel in the Downtown Eastside. Drugs were a problem, but through it all she kept in contact with her family, until June 25, 1997.

Janet Henry paid her rent for the next month and has money in the bank, so police have classified her disappearance as suspicious, along with 26 other women who's stories have gather international attention over the years. But despite the publicity and profiles on shows like "America's Most Wanted," there have been few leads. The police investigation is still active, which helps Janet's family through the difficult times. The community has also been supportive, but what the family really wants is answers. A reward is still in effect -- one hundred thousand dollars for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons responsible. If you have any information, you're asked to call Crime Stoppers or the Vancouver Police.

Janet Gail Henry

VPD - 3 women vanish in 1999

 

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Updated: August 21, 2016