Vancouver Police 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.
Local Eastside 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