Re-enactment: "exhaustive search by Nanaimo RCMP"

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Summary

The Crime Stoppers re-enactment video erroneously states there was an exhaustive search by the Nanaimo RCMP.

Prologue

Watch our video: RCMP vs Crime Stoppers (more info)

In 2003, RCMP spokesman[1] Const. Jack Eubank claimed that Crime Stoppers no longer produced re‑enactment videos[2] — a statement which was later proven to be a blatant lie.[3] This is one of several false or misleading statements made by Eubank and other RCMP members regarding Lisa's disappearance.[4]


Learn more → RCMP said: "Crime Stoppers no longer makes re‑enactments".


Crime Stoppers 2009 re‑enactment video depicting Lisa's disappearance[5] (source)

In 2009 the re-enactment video was finally produced by Nanaimo & District Crime Stoppers with ShawTV[6], based on details provided by Nanaimo RCMP investigators.[3][5] Unfortunately, most of the information presented was wrong.[7]


See all 18 inaccuracies → RCMP misinformed Crime Stoppers for re‑enactment.


Detail

…exhaustive search…by Nanaimo RCMP… — clip from re‑enactment produced in 2009, based on largely-inaccurate details provided by RCMP. Animated GIF (Source)[5]

At 1m45s in the Crime Stoppers' re‑enactment video, narrator RCMP Cst. Gary O'Brien mistakenly states there was an exhaustive search by the Nanaimo RCMP.

The fact is that, by the video's 2009 release date, RCMP had searched one location,[8][9] which took place after Lisa had been missing for 80 days.[10][11] The search lasted about 2½ hours, including setup, break, and the ad-hoc training of several officers.[11]

The search was based on a tip received in August 2002[10][12]


By this point, Lisa's family had conducted dozens of ground searches.[13][3][14]

The next search for Lisa by RCMP was December 17, 2020 — Eighteen years (or 6,666 days) after their initial search.[15]



The re-enactment video was produced based on information provided to Crime Stoppers by Nanaimo RCMP.[3]

See Also

Sources

  1. Fort McMurray Today (July 10, 2002), Foul play suspected in missing B.C. woman fmt20020710
  2. Paul Walton, Nanaimo Daily News (May 29, 2003), When sadness turns to anger ndn20030529
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Ruth Olgilvie, Ha-Shilth-Sa (Aug 14, 2003), Investigation for missing woman frustrates family hss20030814
  4. lisamarieyoung.ca "Lisa's List of Fifty"
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Crime Stoppers (May 15, 2009), Lisa Marie Young - re-enactment (video) yt20090515
  6. Nanaimo Daily News (May 6, 2009), Still unsolved ndn20090506
  7. lisamarieyoung.ca "List of inaccuracies in the Crime Stoppers re‑enactment"
  8. Vancouver Sun (Sep 14, 2002), Nanaimo RCMP to begin ground search for woman vs20020914
  9. MP Paul Manly, Parliament, Ottawa (Oct 8, 2020), House of Commons Debate #12 - October 8, 2020 (43-2) at 1525 hoc20201008
  10. 10.0 10.1 Paul Walton, Nanaimo Daily News (Sep 10, 2002), Tips spark new search for woman ndn20020910
  11. 11.0 11.1 Paul Walton, Nanaimo Daily News (Sep 18, 2002), Grim Task: Police comb woods for Lisa Young ndn20020918
  12. 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
  13. Kendall Hanson, CHEK News (May 26, 2020), New podcast sheds light on disappearance of Lisa Young from Nanaimo cn20200526
  14. Jim Gibson, Times Colonist (Apr 4, 2004), The case Nanaimo can't forget tc20040404
  15. Kendall Hanson, CHEK News (Dec 17, 2020), Nanaimo RCMP conduct new searches in nearly two-decade-old case cn20201217