Main Page

From lisamarieyoung.ca

Lisa Marie Young was a 21-year-old[1] half‑Indigenous[2] woman who on Canada Day 2002[3] "disappeared" from NanaimoBC[4] while out celebrating a friend's birthday.[5]

Lisa Marie Young
Lisa Marie Young prior to her disappearance
BornMay 5, 1981
DisappearedJuly 1, 2002 (aged 21)
Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada
StatusMissing for 21 years, 11 months and 16 days
DiedCanada Day 2002
Cause of deathMurder
Burial place49.14502, -123.97504
CitizenshipCanadian (Tla-o-qui-aht)
Height5 ft 4 in (163 cm)
ParentDon & Joanne Young
Notes
Official RCMP investigation remains open/unresolved despite investigators having received accurate, detailed and verifiable details about Lisa's murder and precise burial location.[6]

While officially classified as a "missing persons" case,[7] police admit that Lisa was in fact a victim of homicide.[8][9]

The investigation has made no progress[10] despite RCMP investigators having received 1000's of tips[11], as well as accurate, detailed and verifiable information about Lisa's murder — including her precise burial location.[6] (49.14502, -123.97504)[12][13]

This wiki will provide you with the all the publicly-available facts about Lisa's disappearance. Care has been taken to reference every claim with citations including links to original, reputable sources, wherever possible. You'll also learn the independently-verified "inside story" including details that can finally provide closure to this heartbreaking case — and the shocking events that unfolded after the answers were brought to the RCMP.

The Jungle

Lisa turned heads[6] when she entered The Jungle Cabaret at about midnight on Canada Day 2002.[6][1][3] She wore a black miniskirt with zippered black-leather thigh-high boots, cropped black leather jacket, a small leather purse and a unique chain made up of stainless-steel rings,[6][14] which she wore first as a necklace, later changing it to wear as a belt.[6] Her leather items were faux,[12] in line with Lisa's vegetarianism.[15]

Lisa was a popular young woman,[16] with a large group of friends,[17] several of which were at The Jungle that night, occupying multiple tables in a corner of the club,[6] where Lisa had recently worked as a bartender[18] until an ankle injury forced the hard-working[17] girl to take 3 months off of work[19] — her first "vacation" since she'd entered the workforce with a job at McDonald's,[20] where she'd worked her way up to a management position[17] even before she was an adult.[17]

Lisa and Dallas[21] were invited to a party by a man they'd just met.[22] She didn't want to go but felt obligated.[6] The trio attended two house parties that night.[22]


Parties

The first party was on Nanaimo Lakes Road,[23][6] across the street from Colliery Dam Park.[24] The party was huge; people were talking about it days in advance.[6] Hundreds attended over the long weekend, although some didn't stay long due to the "rough crowd" that was in attendance.[12] Lisa and Dallas only stayed an hour[25] before the driver brought them to a second party in the Cathers Lake area.[26] Lisa was seen leaving the second party with the man in the Jaguar, who'd offered to buy food for the group,[27] if Lisa would come along to help him bring the food back to the party.[12]

That was the last time Lisa's friends ever saw her.[28]

Lisa had called a friend, getting upset because the driver wouldn't bring her back to the party.[29][30] Soon after, she sent a text message, Come get me, they won't let me leave.[31] Lisa's parents would later learn that it was shortly after that text message that Lisa's cellphone was either shut off or destroyed.[32][19]

More info → see: "Timeline: July 1, 2002"


Missed plans

Lisa failed to show up for plans she'd made with her father who was going to help her move into a new apartment,[1] out of her current building where she rented the apartment right next door to her parents.[33]

This was unlike Lisa. She'd always been close with her family[1] and always kept in touch.[34][24] Her cellphone was purchased specifically so her family could always reach her[35] and had never been shut off before, but now calls were going straight to voicemail.[1]

Around 10am on Canada Day, Lisa's parents entered her apartment to retrieve their daughters' list of her many friends' phone numbers,[36] and then called every one of them.[25] Nobody knew Lisa's whereabouts, but some said they'd seen her in the company of a then-unknown man driving a maroon Jaguar,[37] leaving the bar[38] or at one of two house parties.[22]


Initial response

Around 11:30am on Canada Day, following all these foreboding warning signs, Lisa's parents called police to report their daughter's disappearance[37], however Nanaimo RCMP initially refused to accept Lisa's mother's report, telling her to "call back in 48 hours".[39] This has never been the policy of any police force in Canada,[40] as the first 72 hours are considered to be the most critical time frame of a "missing persons" investigation.[41][42] An officer did eventually attend to pick up a photo of Lisa,[1][36] but when her parents tried to follow up with him the next day, they were told he'd gone on 5 scheduled days off, so they should call back after that.[20]

Lisa's family began their own investigation[43], with her father's courier coworkers at Purolator distributing 1000's of "missing" [[:File:Posters.gif|posters] across Vancouver Island.[44] The posters included her parents' home phone number,[45] and the flow of tips started immediately,[46] several mentioning an unknown man driving an expensive maroon Jaguar,[47][35] and at a houseparty where a "rough crowd" was in attendance.[48][12] The tips led to several ground searches being performed by Lisa's family members,[49][50] organized by her grandfather, Tla-o-qui-aht Chief[33] Moses Martin[51] — all without guidance or support from the RCMP.[43] Many of the tips and searches pointed to the vicinity of Nanaimo Lakes Road.[52]


Reasons for concern

See also: Reasons to suspect foul play

Lisa had now missed her plans with her Dad to help move her into her new apartment[1] where she'd already paid a deposit[6], and the following day she missed her first day of training[46] at a call centre where she'd eagerly pushed for a sooner start date.[6]

It was also around this time that a neighbour of the Nanaimo Lakes Road houseparty contacted RCMP to report he witnessed a burial: he'd seen what looked like a body in a hammock in the backyard of the home, and later, equipment moving soil around in the back yard.[53] RCMP did not respond to the report.

Within the first two weeks after Lisa's "disappearance", over 100 tips were called into her family and to the RCMP.[38]

Despite the influx of concerning reports, Lisa was missing 10 days before the RCMP conceded that she may have met with foul play.[1][52][37]

Around this time unknown person(s) began spreading misleading information in online forums, claiming that Lisa's body was located out of town,[38][54][55][56] causing confusion and upset.[22]

Official search delays

Lisa had been missing 80 days before the RCMP's first search,[35] including an 18-day delay due to investigators being pulled off of Lisa's case to work on an unrelated shooting[57] which was solved in less than 48 hours.[58]

More info → see: "Lisa had been missing 80 days before the RCMP's first ground search"
More info → see: "Search was delayed 18 days due to RCMP prioritization of simple 2 day case"

The search location, the Biggs Road area[35] — the location of little more than Nanaimo's jail — was chosen based on a tip reportedly received in August[57][36] — while Chris was imprisoned at the jail.[59]

Officers were on-site for 2½ hours (including setup, training and breaks).[35] Lisa's family returned to search the same location a few months later.[49]

More info → see: "RCMP's first search was focused more on officer training than on Lisa"

RCMP stated there were more locations they wanted to search, but were unable due to a lack of manpower.[60][43] It would be another 18 years before the RCMP performed their second search in relation to Lisa's case.[53]

More info → see: "RCMP staffing issues prevented additional searches for Lisa"

Psychics (included for information only)

Chris Adair

Jaguar XJ-40
Gerry Adair's Jaguar XJ-40
Photo by Joanne Young

The unique car was eventually identified as a late 80's[37] Jaguar XJ-40 and located 50km to the north, in Qualicum Beach.[33] Its owners — Bill Kurtz, a former Mayor of Parksville,[61] and Gerry Adair, a prominent real estate agent[62] — had on June 30th, 2002 loaned the car to their grandson, Christopher William Adair.[25][63]

Chris was a friendly and charismatic[24] 27-year-old,[59] from a wealthy family of lawyers and businessmen.[64] He grew up in Yorkton, Saskatchewan,[25] spending summers with his grandparents on Vancouver Island[65]. Chris dropped out of law school,[12] and would later work for a shady investment firm.[66]

Criminal history

His British Columbia criminal record consists of several similar convictions between 2000 and 2002,[59] and he's been named in several civil lawsuits.[67]

After his encounter with Lisa, Chris returned to Kamloops,[59] a city 500km inland with roughly the same population as Nanaimo. Chris had been, two months earlier, released from Kamloops Correctional Centre where he'd served 10 months for three Fraud-related charges, plus an Assault which may have occurred in the courtroom during the trial.[59]

Chris was located when Kamloops RCMP arrested him around July 20th on charges of Fraud and Theft stemming from an incident in Kamloops a year earlier.[59] In an unusual move two days later, the courts transferred the two charges from Kamloops to Nanaimo — although only the Theft charge arrived.[59] There is no mention of the Fraud charge after it was transferred out of Kamloops.

Chris was transported back to Vancouver Island, and released.[59] The next day he was questioned about Lisa's disappearance.[59]

Video All About Adair

Questioned

The interrogation took place not in Nanaimo where the RCMP file was located, nor in Qualicum Beach where Chris was staying,[33] but in Parksville,[64] where his grandfather was Mayor a few years earlier.[61]

In another unusual move, Lisa's mother Joanne was brought in during the questioning[24] and told to hug the man with whom her daughter was last seen.[64] Joanne asked him where her daughter was, to which he replied, I can't, before pausing and then trailing off with I'm sorry, I don't mean to disrespect your family.[68]

RCMP released Chris without obtaining a logical explanation of the circumstances under which Lisa left the car he was driving.[59] It would be another few weeks before RCMP seized the Jaguar for forensic inspection, only to find that the car had recently been thoroughly steam cleaned,[43][64] thus destroying any potential trace evidence.

After Lisa

At Chris's criminal hearing for the outstanding Theft charge, he was found guilty but handed an unusually lenient Conditional Sentence Order (CSO) requiring that, for 90 days, he remains in the province and doesn't commit any other crimes.[59] Thirty days later, he breached both of those conditions when he assaulted an RCMP officer in Saskatchewan.[25][33] He was returned to Nanaimo to serve the remainder of his CSO in jail. The Breach charge was dropped. Chris was convicted of Assaulting a Peace Officer but he was sentenced to only one day in jail.[59]

It's believed that soon after his release, Chris left the country, first relocating to Japan[69] before settling in Turkey[66] where he's reportedly remained ever since, other than a trip back to Canada in 2021 to attend his grandmother's funeral.[70]

Nobody has been held accountable for Lisa's "disappearance" despite police having received thousands of tips from the public.[11]


Private search efforts

Frustrated with the lack of progress in the case,[71] Lisa's parents intensified their own investigative efforts.[23][72] Now armed with Chris's name, they were able to obtain contact information for Chris's grandparents, which led them to locate the Jaguar parked at Chris's grandparents' home.[33]


Silencing Lisa's family

Lisa's father, Don, was warned by RCMP not to proceed with the distribution of an updated batch of "missing" posters, this version including a photo of the Jaguar as well as Chris's full name; he went ahead anyway.[24] Chris's grandmother threatened to sue the RCMP and the Young's.[73]

Lisa's mother, Joanne, was warned on a separate occasion via a letter on RCMP letterhead for telling a Nanaimo newspaper about the man who was taken into custody and then released[43]

Lisa's parents wanted to hire a private investigator but were dissuaded by RCMP investigators who said doing so would interfere with the official investigation.[74]

Within a year of Lisa's disappearance, Lisa's parents were threatened by RCMP with an Obstruction charge.[43] A letter was subsequently sent, on RCMP letterhead, formally cutting Lisa's parents off of information about their daughter's case.[24]

RCMP told Lisa's parents that she was never at the Nanaimo Lakes Road party,[52] despite the fact she'd been seen there by several people.[23]

Lisa's family wanted to have a Crime Stoppers video re-enactment produced about Lisa's case. In 2003, the Nanaimo RCMP's official spokesman told a journalist that Crime Stoppers no longer makes re-enactments of crimes[23] — a claim later revealed to be a blatant lie.[43] Crime Stoppers simply needed investigators to send them some basic information about the case[43] — yet it was still another 6 years before the request was submitted and a re-enactment video was produced and aired.[3]


Official misinformation

The RCMP's official dossier for Lisa's case contains several mistakes, misleading statements, omissions, and spelling errors. (See 8 issues in Category: RCMP dossier inaccuracies)

Nanaimo RCMP investigators provided information about Lisa's case to Crime Stoppers.[43] Unfortunately, most of the information presented in the Crime Stoppers re-enactment video was incorrect or misleading.[3] (See 18 issues in Category: RCMP misinformed Crime Stoppers for re-enactment)


Answers

Video AnswersCaution (YouTube)


Lisa's List of Fifty

50+ ways the RCMP mishandled the investigation into Lisa's disappearance.

  1. RCMP: "Call back in 48 hours"
  2. RCMP: "Call back in 5 days"
  3. RCMP didn't "suspect foul play" for 10 days
  4. RCMP ignored neighbours' report of burial
  5. RCMP failed to question bar patrons or Lisa’s friends
  6. RCMP failed to obtain security camera recordings
  7. RCMP failed to check for bank account activity
  8. RCMP failed to check cellphone records
  9. RCMP failed to proactively publicize Lisa's case
  10. RCMP failed to seize the Jaguar before steam-cleaning
  11. RCMP adamantly insisted "Lisa was never there"
  12. RCMP: "Crime Stoppers no longer makes re-enactments"
  13. RCMP warned Lisa's parents for seeking answers on their own
  14. RCMP threatened Lisa's parents with criminal charges
  15. RCMP dissuaded Lisa's parents from hiring a Private Investigator
  16. RCMP formally "cut off" Lisa's parents from information about their daughter's case
  17. RCMP told Lisa's mother to hug Adair
  18. RCMP consistently failed to maintain contact with Lisa's parents
  19. RCMP failed to provide support or guidance for Lisa's family
  20. RCMP failed to respond to questions raised about Lisa's case at the MMIWG Inquiry
  21. RCMP broke own policy with intra-provincial transfer of Adair
  22. Fraud charge "disappeared" during RCMP transfer of Adair
  23. Remarkable RCMP lenience with Adair despite recidivism
  24. RCMP released Adair immediately upon transfer
  25. RCMP inexplicably questioned Adair in town with possible conflict of interest
  26. RCMP released Adair despite lack of explanation of Lisa's whereabouts
  27. Assaulting RCMP officer plus prior assaults got Adair only 1 day of jail
  28. Lisa had been missing 80 days before the RCMP's first ground search
  29. Search was delayed 18 days due to RCMP prioritization of simple 2 day case
  30. RCMP's first search was focused more on officer training than on Lisa
  31. RCMP staffing issues prevented additional searches for Lisa
  32. RCMP lied about how often they searched for Lisa
  33. RCMP lied about planned searches for Lisa

34-51. RCMP misinformed Crime Stoppers for re-enactment

  1. Re-enactment: "Lisa was at various nightclubs"
  2. Re-enactment: "Lisa & her friends entered"
  3. Re-enactment: "stayed until closing, left at 2:30"
  4. Re-enactment: "after close, she talked with several friends"
  5. Re-enactment: "Lisa's friend struck up a conversation"
  6. Re-enactment: "older model Red Jaguar"
  7. Re-enactment: "gladly accepted his offer"
  8. Re-enactment: "the 5 of them"
  9. Re-enactment: "Westwood Lake area"
  10. Re-enactment: "Lisa was hungry"
  11. Re-enactment: "last time anyone has ever seen Lisa"
  12. Re-enactment: "reported missing several days later"
  13. Re-enactment: "exhaustive search by Nanaimo RCMP"
  14. Re-enactment: "call Crime Stoppers"
  15. Re-enactment: "Missing since: June 30th, 2002"
  16. Re-enactment: depiction of Lisa's outfit
  17. Re-enactment: depiction of Adair
  18. Re-enactment: depiction of Lisa's friends

52-59. RCMP dossier inaccuracies

  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
  1. RCMP's improper GPR usage rendered scan useless
  2. RCMP misled the public: "Police Dog" vs Cadaver Dog
  3. Lead investigator: "RCMP no longer works with Crime Stoppers"
  4. RCMP manipulatively misrepresented Supreme Court privacy ruling
  5. RCMP interference made large private reward unattainable
  6. RCMP disorganization with Makayla Chang murder revealed connection to Lisa's case
  7. RCMP silenced attempts to raise awareness of truth about Lisa's murder


More

Videos

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Paul Walton, Nanaimo Daily News (July 4, 2002), Parents fear daughter the victim of foul play ndn20020704
  2. MMIWG Inquiry (Apr 4, 2018), Vancouver Community MMIWG Hearings Day 1 - Martin Moses and Carla Moss (Facebook video) mm20180404
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Crime Stoppers (May 15, 2009), Lisa Marie Young - re-enactment (video) yt20090515
  4. Nanaimo Daily News (May 6, 2009), Still unsolved ndn20090506
  5. Nanaimo Daily News (June 26, 2009), Family will hold vigil for missing Nanaimo woman ndn20090626
  6. 6.00 6.01 6.02 6.03 6.04 6.05 6.06 6.07 6.08 6.09 6.10 6.11 This information was obtained first-hand by the author. ✎ Sworn declaration can be provided as needed.
  7. RCMP (Aug 13, 2021), Canada's Missing - Case details rc20210813
  8. Andrew Garland, CTV News (June 25, 2021), Nanaimo RCMP to provide update on Lisa Marie Young, missing 19 years ctv20210625
  9. RCMP Press Release (June 25, 2021), Update on Lisa Marie Young missing person investigation (ARCHIVED COPY — the original document was in 2023 removed from the RCMP website) rc20210625
  10. MP Lisa Barron, Parliament, Ottawa (Mar 31, 2022), House of Commons Debate #50 - March 31, 2022 (44-1) at 1510 hoc20220331
  11. 11.0 11.1 Skye Ryan, CHEK News (May 5, 2021), 'Today's a very hard day': Family of missing woman Lisa Marie Young marks her 40th birthday cn20210505
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 12.3 12.4 12.5 This information was provided directly to the author by a credible, reliable source who was present. ✎ Sworn declaration can be provided as needed.
  13. Aerial Imagery: City of Nanaimo (1996—2022), Esri® ArcGIS 'NanaimoMap'
        → For historical satellite photos, change "Base Map" to "All Aerial Imagery"
  14. Ha-Shilth-Sa (Nov 20, 2003), Missing Person: Lisa Marie Young hss20031120
  15. Ian Holmes, NanaimoNewsNow (Feb 25, 2021), Fitness challenge honours missing Nanaimo woman Lisa Young nnn20210225
  16. Jason Proctor, Vancouver Province (Sep 15, 2002), RCMP continue to search for missing Nanaimo woman p20020915
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 17.3 Jeff Bell, Times Colonist (June 28, 2020), Remembering Lisa Marie Young, 18 years after she disappeared tc20200628
  18. Malcolm McColl, McColl Magazine (Feb 26, 2011), Lisa Marie Young Disappeared, One of the MMIWG Not Forgotten mcm20110226
  19. 19.0 19.1 Laura Palmer, Island Crime (May 18, 2020), s1e01: Who is Lisa Marie ic20200518-101
  20. 20.0 20.1 Jim Gibson, Star Phoenix (May 15, 2004), Vanished sp20040515
  21. Verity Stevenson, Toronto Star (Aug 6, 2016), Inquiry brings back memories of Nanaimo woman missing since 2002 ts20160806
  22. 22.0 22.1 22.2 22.3 Denise Titian, Ha-Shilth-Sa (May 15, 2012), Family seeks closure 10 years after daughter's disappearance hss20120515
  23. 23.0 23.1 23.2 23.3 Paul Walton, Nanaimo Daily News (May 29, 2003), When sadness turns to anger ndn20030529
  24. 24.0 24.1 24.2 24.3 24.4 24.5 Jim Gibson, Times Colonist (Apr 4, 2004), The case Nanaimo can't forget tc20040404
  25. 25.0 25.1 25.2 25.3 25.4 Anonymous, Casefile (July 26, 2016), Case 26: Lisa Marie Young pod20160726
  26. Vancouver Sun (Feb 26, 2011), Nanaimo RCMP appeal for help vs20110226
  27. Denise Titian, Ha-Shilth-Sa (Feb 10, 2022), $50K reward for Lisa Marie information hss20220210
  28. Clare Hennig, CBC News (June 30, 2018), Vigil for missing Nanaimo woman continues 16 years after her disappearance cbc20180630
  29. Isabelle Raghem, CHEK News (July 16, 2017), Vigil walk in Nanaimo: Remembering woman missing 15 years and her recently deceased mother cn20170716
  30. Andy Neal, CHEK News (Mar 26, 2018), Man dies after being struck by a vehicle in Nanaimo Sunday cn20180326
  31. Glenna Burns, Kawartha Promoter (July 12, 2018), On a healing journey kp20180712
  32. Ha-Shilth-Sa (June 13, 2013), Walk to remember Lisa Marie Young hss20130613
  33. 33.0 33.1 33.2 33.3 33.4 33.5 Jason Proctor, Vancouver Province (Sep 2, 2002), Where is Lisa-Marie? p20020902
  34. Paul Walton, Nanaimo Daily News (July 9, 2002), RCMP keep searching for woman ndn20020709
  35. 35.0 35.1 35.2 35.3 35.4 Paul Walton, Nanaimo Daily News (Sep 18, 2002), Grim Task: Police comb woods for Lisa Young ndn20020918
  36. 36.0 36.1 36.2 Allison Crowe, Native Women's Association of Canada (May 1, 2015), Story Telling — Lisa Marie Young nw20150501
  37. 37.0 37.1 37.2 37.3 Paul Walton, Nanaimo Daily News (July 10, 2002), Police fear local met with foul play ndn20020710
  38. 38.0 38.1 38.2 Paul Walton, Nanaimo Daily News (July 12, 2002), Woman's disappearance leaves friends perplexed ...rumours unfounded ndn20020712
  39. Eric Plummer, Ha-Shilth-Sa (June 24, 2019), Legacy of Lisa Marie Young to hang in Tofino hss20190624
  40. Canadian Centre for Information on Missing Adults (Dec 1, 2012), Quick facts about reporting a missing adult in Canada mp20121201
  41. NIWRC, "Quick Reference Guide for What to Do in the First 72 Hours" (Brochure)
  42. Julia Jacobo, ABC News (Oct 8, 2018), Why the first 72 hours in a missing persons investigation are the most critical abc20181008
  43. 43.0 43.1 43.2 43.3 43.4 43.5 43.6 43.7 43.8 Ruth Olgilvie, Ha-Shilth-Sa (Aug 14, 2003), Investigation for missing woman frustrates family hss20030814
  44. Paul Walton, Nanaimo Daily News (July 5, 2002), City woman's whereabouts still unknown ndn20020705
  45. Walter Cordery, Nanaimo Daily News (May 5, 2007), Birthday wishes for missing girl ndn20070505
  46. 46.0 46.1 Paul Walton, Nanaimo Daily News (July 6, 2002), Bar staff worried about woman ndn20020706
  47. Times Colonist (July 10, 2002), Foul play feared in disappearance tc20020710
  48. Laura Palmer, Island Crime (May 28, 2020), s1e05: A Tipster & An Outside Investigator ic20200528-105
  49. 49.0 49.1 Paul Walton, Nanaimo Daily News (Nov 29, 2002), Police wait for break in city murder cases ...Young family to search for Lisa ndn20021129
  50. Robert Barron, Nanaimo Daily News (July 26, 2003), Divers comb Colliery Dam for Lisa Young ndn20030726
  51. Nelson Bennett, Nanaimo Daily News (July 25, 2002), Lisa's kin follow psychic tip ndn20020725
  52. 52.0 52.1 52.2 Alberni Valley Times (June 3, 2003), Disappearance still a mystery avt20030603
  53. 53.0 53.1 Kendall Hanson, CHEK News (Dec 17, 2020), Nanaimo RCMP conduct new searches in nearly two-decade-old case cn20201217
  54. Paul Walton, Nanaimo Daily News (July 16, 2002), Search for Lisa Young continues ndn20020716
  55. Nanaimo Daily News (July 17, 2002), Rumours serve no purpose ndn20020717
  56. Vancouver Sun (July 23, 2002), Tips sought in Nanaimo woman's disappearance vs20020723
  57. 57.0 57.1 Paul Walton, Nanaimo Daily News (Sep 10, 2002), Tips spark new search for woman ndn20020910
  58. Jim Beatty, Vancouver Sun (Sep 4, 2002), Husband charged in Nanaimo shooting vs20020904
  59. 59.00 59.01 59.02 59.03 59.04 59.05 59.06 59.07 59.08 59.09 59.10 59.11 BC Provincial Court Services Online, Government of BC, Search Traffic/Criminal
      → Enter Last Name: (Adair), First: (Christopher), Enter Image Text, change no other fields, click Search
  60. Paul Walton, Nanaimo Daily News (Nov 4, 2002), City police continue search for Lisa Young ndn20021104
  61. 61.0 61.1 Allison Crowe, Allison Crowe (July 27, 2020), Lisa Marie Young Help Find Lisa Missed by family and loved ones from Nanaimo ac20200727
  62. Laura Palmer, Island Crime (June 21, 2022), s1e10: Red Jag Guy #1 ic20220621-110
  63. Anonymous, Casefile (Dec 23, 2016), Case 26: Lisa Marie Young - Update pod20161223
  64. 64.0 64.1 64.2 64.3 MP Paul Manly, Parliament, Ottawa (Oct 8, 2020), House of Commons Debate #12 - October 8, 2020 (43-2) at 1525 hoc20201008
  65. Nanaimo Daily News (August 16, 1985), "Visitor Enjoys Newcastle" ndn19850816
  66. 66.0 66.1 Laura Palmer, Island Crime (June 28, 2022), s1e11: Red Jag Guy #2 ic20220628-111
  67. Government of British Columbia, BC Provincial Court, Court Services Online — Search Civil
      → Enter Last Name: Adair, First: Christopher, Middle: William, Enter Image Text, change no other fields, click Search
  68. Jim Gibson, Calgary Herald (Apr 18, 2004), Lisa Marie Young: Vanished ch20040418
  69. Laura Palmer, Island Crime (May 22, 2020), s1e03: Searching for Lisa ic20200522-103
  70. Laura Palmer, Island Crime (Nov 24, 2023), s1e14: Speak Up or Shut Up ic20231124-114
  71. Sandra Steilo, Nanaimo Daily News (Nov 25, 2002), Vigil planned for Lisa Young ndn20021125
  72. Paul Walton, Harbour City Star (June 25, 2005), Remembering Lisa Marie hcs20050625
  73. Laura Palmer, Island Crime (May 22, 2020), s1e02: Lisa is Missing ic20200522-102
  74. Times Colonist (May 5, 2007), Distraught mom hopes missing daughter alive tc20070505