RCMP lied about planned searches for Lisa

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RCMP investigators have misled the public about how many searches were planned in relation to Lisa's disappearance.


RCMP investigators have made multiple statements that would imply that several more searches were ahead in relation to Lisa's "disappearance".

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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".

In reality, Nanaimo RCMP have searched a total of 2 locations for Lisa.

  • The Biggs/Doumont area[1]
    • searched by RCMP on Sept 17, 2002 (between 9:30am and noon)[2]
    • Two months later Lisa's family re-searched the same area.[3]
  • Backyard of 827 Nanaimo Lakes Road
    1. Initial search on a day between Dec 1 - 15, 2002[4]
    2. Search with Ground Penetrating Radar and a police dog on Dec 16, 2002[4]
    3. Investigators later returned for an unpublicized third search (likely using a resistivity search method such as FPR)[5]


  1. Ruth Olgilvie, Ha-Shilth-Sa (Aug 14, 2003), Investigation for missing woman frustrates family hss20030814
  2. Paul Walton, Nanaimo Daily News (Sep 18, 2002), Grim Task: Police comb woods for Lisa Young ndn20020918
  3. Paul Walton, Nanaimo Daily News (Nov 29, 2002), Police wait for break in city murder cases ...Young family to search for Lisa ndn20021129
  4. 4.0 4.1 Kendall Hanson, CHEK News (Dec 17, 2020), Nanaimo RCMP conduct new searches in nearly two-decade-old case cn20201217
  5. This information was provided to the author by someone who was present.