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TV show joins search for women

By Mary Frances Hill

Westender

July 29 - August 4, 1999

Families and friends of some of the women missing from the Downtown Eastside are hoping six minutes on America's Most Wanted this weekend will lead them to their loved ones.

The show will air a six-minute segment on the disappearance of 23 women from the Downtown Eastside, 9 p.m. on the Fox Network (channel 28).

"I'm hoping that (the broadcast) will bring the tips that we need to solve this, to find out who has killed these women," said Wayne Leng, a friend of Sarah deVries, one of the women who have gone missing over the past four years.  He added: "I don't think all of them are dead."

A prostitute and drug addict, deVries was last seen getting into a car near Hastings and Princess Streets, the district where she--and many of the missing women worked most often.

Earlier this year the police board okayed setting up a $100,000 reward (with contributions from the province and city) for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or people who are responsible for kidnapping, confining or murdering any of the women.

Tuesday, America's Most Wanted host John Walsh joined B.C. Attorney-General Ujjal Dosanjh and Mayor Philip Owen in unveiling a poster with the images of the 23 missing sex-trade workers, with details on their disappearances.    

America's Most Wanted on FOX Network

The Seattle Times online

Dr. Maurice Godwin Consultancy
Investigative Psychology
Serial Predators

 

Email: wleng#missingpeople.net 

Missing Women Tip Line: 1-877-687-3377

Updated: August 21, 2016