VANCOUVER EASTSIDE MISSING WOMEN
Knock on door raises fear
NANAIMO NEWS BULLETIN
May 13, 2006
"She was quite excited about the whole thing," Jack said.
CHRIS BUSH/The News Bulletin
Grandparents Jack and Laila Cummer have created a music CD in memory of their missing granddaughter Andrea Joesbury
The days soon became weeks and the weeks turned into months, and the Cummersí
fears were fed by news reports of a string of disappearances in Vancouverís
Andrea disappeared on June 5, 2001. The following February police knocked on the door asking for dental records, to compare against human remains found on Robert Picktonís Port Coquitlam pig farm.
"Itís something I would wish on no one and itís something a lot of people are still going through, because they reckon thereís 60-something missing, and only 26 heís been charged with."
The Youngs still hope Lisa Marie will be found.
Last February the family brought in Norm Pratt, a psychic who pointed police to the body of a 23-year-old woman who disappeared while hiking in Nelson the previous month.
Pratt accompanied Joanne to Colliery dams, Buttertubs Marsh and several other locations, but he said he didnít feel Lisa Marieís presence at any of those spots. He led searchers to MacGregor marsh on Rutherford Road. The search only turned up animal bones, but Joanne says something changed that day.
"Thatís when I really believe our family began a bit of healing," she says.
The Cummers say closure is something theyíve always wanted.
Vancouver Sun - Dec 28,
Updated: August 21, 2016