Re-enactment: "stayed until closing, left at 2:30"

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The Crime Stoppers re-enactment video erroneously states that Lisa stayed at the bar until closing, and left around 2:30am. In actuality, Lisa left The Jungle at about 1:00am.


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.


"stayed until closing, left at 2:30" — clip from re‑enactment produced in 2009, based on largely-inaccurate details provided by RCMP. Animated GIF (Source)[5]

At 0m32s in the Crime Stoppers' re‑enactment video, narrator RCMP Cst. Gary O'Brien mistakenly states that Lisa stayed at the bar until closing, and left around 2:30am..

The fact is, Lisa and Dallas left The Jungle with Adair in his grandmother's Jaguar XJ-40 at 1am.[8][9]

Bar closing time

The Crime Stoppers statement seems to imply that the bar closed at 2:30am when, in reality, the bar would not have been open past 2:00am — and the RCMP would have clearly been aware of this fact.

An October 2002 report commissioned by the City of Nanaimo confirms that The Jungle had a Class 'C' liquor license (cabaret/nightclub) which means they must close by 2:00am, and includes an RCMP statement about incidents occurring when groups of nightclub patrons (19 to 25 year olds) exit the area's Class 'C' establishments at 2:00am when the establishments close.[10]

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

See Also


  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 Ruth Olgilvie, Ha-Shilth-Sa (Aug 14, 2003), Investigation for missing woman frustrates family hss20030814
  4. "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. "List of inaccuracies in the Crime Stoppers re‑enactment"
  8. This information was obtained first-hand by the author.
  9. Glenna Burns, Kawartha Promoter (July 12, 2018), On a healing journey kp20180712
  10. Neilson-Welch Consulting City of Nanaimo (October 11, 2002), "City of Nanaimo Liquor Control Strategy"