are looking for the killer or killers of 30 or more prostitutes missing
from a four block corridor of Vancouver's downtown Eastside.
It all began in
the early 1980's – one-by-one prostitutes began disappearing. In
total, more than 30 prostitutes have disappeared, and police aren't sure
who is responsible. Police have no crime scenes and no bodies. But, they
do have a clue. Police want to talk to an anonymous caller who left a
message on a toll free hot line in July 1998. In the recording, the
caller warns police and the friends of victims to "stop searching
because Sarah (one of the victims) is dead." The caller also said
that prostitutes will keep being killed, "one every Friday
night." Police say the call may be a hoax, and there is nothing
backing up the Friday night murder claim.
residence and the prostitutes left on the streets are also looking out
for a mysterious brown van, they claim, prowls the area on weekends.
They say the driver of the van may hold clues to solving this case.