RCMP dossier: Incorrect dates

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Summary

On the RCMP's official dossier for Lisa's case, the "missing since" date has been listed incorrectly since the beginning.

After this mistake was brought to the attention of investigators, it was not corrected. Instead, a second date was added, also incorrect.

Details Matter!
While individual issues may seem trivial on their own, together, they are demonstrative of the overall carelessness and apathy with which the investigation was handled.
→ See the overview of RCMP dossier inaccuracies.

Details

Reports and first-hand accounts are clear that Lisa was last seen on July 1st, 2002:

"He won't bring me back, I'm getting pissed off."[5][6][7]
"Come get me, they won't let me leave."[1][8][9][10][11][12][13]


clip from official RCMP dossier for Lisa Marie Young
Clipping from the RCMP Dossier for Lisa Marie Young (Archived Dec 2022)[14]
At 4:30am, Lisa texted Dallas, "Come get me, they won't let me leave." That was the last time anyone heard from Lisa.
Kawartha Promoter, July 12, 2018 (Glenna Burns)[1]
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There is more to this story, much of it available online with the lisamarieyoung.ca search page, or within Lisa's Wikipedia page, the 100's of media articles and dozens of privately-produced podcasts discussing Lisa's "disappearance".


Incorrect date of disappearance

The dossier has always misreported the date on which Lisa was last seen:[15]

WRONG: "In the early morning hours of June 30, 2002, Lisa Young was seen for the last time…"
CORRECT: Lisa was seen and heard from for the last time on July 1, 2002.


Additional error added in 2022

In 2022, an additional date was added to the dossier — also incorrect:[14]

WRONG: "On the night of June 29, Lisa travelled to a local bar…"
CORRECT: Lisa arrived at The Jungle Cabaret on June 30, 2002 at 11:45pm.


Comparison to dates in re-enactment

The Crime Stoppers video re-enactment produced in 2009 about Lisa's disappearance — which was based on information provided by Nanaimo RCMP investigators — also contained incorrect/misleading details, but ironically, the dates were one of the few details reported accurately in the video.[16]

The dossier's dates remain uncorrected despite investigators' ability to update it at any time. They have, however, recently added further misinformation.[14]

See also

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Glenna Burns, Kawartha Promoter (July 12, 2018), On a healing journey kp20180712
  2. Fort McMurray Today (July 10, 2002), Foul play suspected in missing B.C. woman fmt20020710
  3. This information was provided to the author by someone who was present.
  4. Alberni Valley Times (July 11, 2002), Police suspect foul play avt20020711
  5. Andy Neal, CHEK News (Mar 26, 2018), Man dies after being struck by a vehicle in Nanaimo Sunday cn20180326
  6. Kendall Hanson, CHEK News (Dec 17, 2020), Nanaimo RCMP conduct new searches in nearly two-decade-old case cn20201217
  7. Laura Palmer, Island Crime (May 22, 2020), s1e03: Searching for Lisa ic20200522-103
  8. Denise Titian, Ha-Shilth-Sa (Feb 3, 2022), Anonymous donor posts $50,000 reward for information on Lisa Marie Young hss20220203
  9. Ian Holmes, NanaimoNewsNow (June 26, 2022), Disappearance of Nanaimo woman approaches 20 years as quest for answers continues nnn20220626
  10. Andrew Garland , CTV News (June 27, 2022), Annual march for Lisa Marie Young marks 20 years since Nanaimo woman's disappearance ctv20220627
  11. Eric Plummer, Ha-Shilth-Sa (June 26, 2021), 'Bring peace to Lisa': Police continue with investigation using new techniques hss20210626
  12. Ha-Shilth-Sa (June 13, 2013), Walk to remember Lisa Marie Young hss20130613
  13. Verity Stevenson, Toronto Star (Aug 6, 2016), Inquiry brings back memories of Nanaimo woman missing since 2002 ts20160806
  14. 14.0 14.1 14.2 Govt of Canada, RCMP (Dec 20, 2022),"Official Dossier: Lisa Marie Young"ARCHIVE.ORG DEC 2022
  15. Govt of Canada, RCMP (Jun 26, 2019),"Official Dossier: Lisa Marie Young"ARCHIVE.ORG JUN 2019
  16. Crime Stoppers (May 15, 2009), Lisa Marie Young - re-enactment (video) yt20090515