RCMP dissuaded Lisa's parents from hiring a Private Investigator

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An RCMP investigator advised Lisa's parents against hiring a Private Investigator to assist with the search for answers.


[RCMP made Lisa's mom] feel angry for trying to convince her not to pursue other means of discovering what happened to Lisa. 'I had wanted to hire a private investigator but the police dissuaded me from that saying that he would only be retracing the work they had already done.'
Times Colonist, May 5, 2007 [1]

Joanne wanted to hire a private investigator, but an RCMP investigator told her not to.[1]

RCMP investigators talked Lisa's mother out of her plan to hire a Private Investigator, stating that a P.I. would not benefit the investigation.[2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Times Colonist (May 5, 2007), Distraught mom hopes missing daughter alive tc20070505
  2. Walter Cordery, Nanaimo Daily News (May 5, 2007), Birthday wishes for missing girl ndn20070505