Category:RCMP dossier inaccuracies

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In law, a dossier is defined as:

a well-organized and meaningful collection of information compiled for a specific purpose, such as a legal case or investigation.[1]
official RCMP dossier for Lisa Marie Young (thumbnail).
Official RCMP Dossier: Lisa Marie Young[2]

Research shows that the accuracy of recorded/reported details significantly impacts the outcome of an investigation.[3]

Dossiers published on the RCMP's website include printable "official" missing persons posters for over 2,000 cases[4] — but Lisa's stands out from the rest.[2]

A recent study of the accuracy of police records in missing persons cases found:[5]

  • 23% of the cases contained 1 discrepancy.
  • 3% contained 2 discrepancies.
  • None contained more than 2 discrepancies/errors.

Lisa's dossier contains at least 8 errors/discrepancies, even though it's been edited several times in recent years. In fact, investigators were provided with a list of these mistakes, however, a subsequent edit of the document showed no corrections made — but new misinformation was added.[6]

As a result, Lisa's "official" dossier could be described as “mostly wrong”.

There are several versions of Lisa's dossier saved on (Index of archives) — the most significant changes were in 3 updates:

List of issues with Lisa's dossier

More information about the issues with Lisa's "official" dossier can be found below:

  1. RCMP dossier: Incorrect dates
  2. RCMP dossier: "not been seen or heard from"
  3. RCMP dossier: "Lisa and her acquaintances"
  4. RCMP dossier: Key details about Lisa's outfit missing/wrong
  5. RCMP dossier: "Complexion: Other"
  6. RCMP dossier: Mysterious/false recent updates
  7. RCMP dossier: "contact investigators directly"
  8. RCMP dossier: Spelling/grammar mistakes

See also


  1. TutorialsPoint "Dossier: Definition and Meaning"
  2. 2.0 2.1 Govt of Canada, RCMP, "Official Dossier: Lisa Marie Young" (Current)
  3. Fiona Gabbert, Goldsmiths University of London, Forensic Psychology Unit (2019), "Examining the Efficacy of a Self-Administered Report Form in Missing Person Investigations"
  4. RCMP, Government of Canada "Canada's Missing" (Dossiers for Missing Persons & Unidentified Remains)
  5. Scott Duncan, Nova Southeastern University, Abraham S. Fischler College of Education, Florida (2020), "Unsolvable? Assessing the Accuracy of Missing Person Case Data"
  6. RCMP, Government of Canada (December 20, 2022),"Official Dossier: Lisa Marie Young" (archived Dec 2022)

Media in category "RCMP dossier inaccuracies"

The following 11 files are in this category, out of 11 total.