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Desperate family searches for loved one

Julie MacQuarrie-Burton
Vancouver Sun

Saturday, July 27, 2002

It is with great sadness that I read about nine more people listed as missing from the Downtown Eastside (Another nine women feared missing, July 26). Unfortunately, I am not surprised. My younger sister went missing two months ago and, because she is a drug user, I could not get the police or any of the media interested in her disappearance.

The police give news conferences about their search at the Port Coquitlam pig farm, yet they still do nothing when a woman goes missing from the Downtown Eastside. My family and I contacted every major television station, sent letters to both of Vancouver's daily newspapers and even tried to pique the interest of a news radio station, all to no avail.

While my sister may not be a prostitute, she is a drug user and lives on the Downtown Eastside. I guess if she lived in Point Grey and worked for an accounting firm the police and the media would have been more interested in helping my family and I to locate her.

Shame on you, Vancouver Sun, for running the story about nine more women who have gone missing, and not a few lines for a desperate family searching for a loved one.

Now I know what those 54 (now 63) families have gone through.

Julie MacQuarrie-Burton

Delta

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Updated: August 21, 2016