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Serial killer suspected in disappearance of Vancouver women
WebPosted Wed May 26 12:40:29 1999

VANCOUVER - There's growing fear in Vancouver that a serial killer may be behind the mysterious disappearance of nearly two dozen women from the city's skid row.

 

To help solve the case that has stymied police, a $100,000 reward is being offered.

Since 1995, 23 women -- all of whom worked as prostitutes, and some of whom were intravenous drug addicts -- have simply disappeared without a trace, without word to friends or family, bank accounts untouched and, in some cases, children left motherless.

There seems to be no explanation -- no bodies found, no evidence of any crime. But there is a suspicion out there that a serial killer is on the loose.

Maggie Devries, the sister of one of the missing women, thinks the case adds up to murder. "I think my sister has been murdered," she told CBC News, "and in a lot of other cases I think the same, from talking to their families."

The families and friends feel police were not taking the disappearances seriously enough. In response, on Wednesday the city and the province put up the $100,000 reward for information.

Even so, many of those close to the missing women believe it's too late.

LINKS:
Missing persons reports from
Vancouver Police Department
Downtown eastside Vancouver a site dedicated to one of the missing women

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Updated: August 21, 2016