Story by clippings

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This is the story of Lisa's disappearance and the investigation that followed...
...as told by newspaper clippings.

Lisa Marie Young was a 21-year-old[1] half-Indigenous[2] woman who on Canada Day 2002[3] "disappeared" from NanaimoBC[4] while out celebrating with friends.[5]

Lisa's story has always garnered significant public interest, including "thousands" of tips submitted to the RCMP. The case has been the subject of hundreds of articles in reputable publications, the investigation discussed on multiple occasions at the House of Commons in Ottawa, and several dozen podcast episodes have been privately produced in Canada and internationally, including an award-winning 10+ hour analysis hosted by a retired CBC executive. It's been called "Nanaimo's most notorious unsolved crime".

The case has seen no arrests, Lisa's remains have not been recovered, and RCMP investigators are no closer to resolving the case than they were two decades ago, despite many locals claiming to know the disturbing truth of what happened to Lisa that night.


This wiki will provide you with the all the publicly-available facts about Lisa's disappearance. Care has been taken to reference every claim with citations including links to original, reputable sources, wherever possible. You'll also learn the independently-verified "inside story" including details that can finally provide closure to this heartbreaking case — and the shocking events that unfolded after the answers were brought to the RCMP.


Nothing's come up that would suggest foul play, we just don't know where she is. Const. Murray Conway
Nanaimo Daily News, July 4, 2002 (Paul Walton)[1]

From the start, Nanaimo RCMP openly admitted to the media that they weren't very concerned about Lisa's disappearance.

This was despite several red flags...


...her father was to help her move into a new apartment the day she went missing
Times Colonist, April 4, 2004 (Jim Gibson)[6]

Monday morning, Lisa had missed plans she'd made with her father who was going to help her move into a new apartment.


she was poised to start a new job at a call centre
Calgary Herald, April 18, 2004 (Jim Gibson)[7]

The next day, she also missed her first day of training at a call centre where she'd been eager to start work.


She even shared a beer in the kitchen with her dad on the night she vanished.
Vancouver Province, Sept 2, 2002 (Jason Proctor)[8]

Lisa shared a beer with her dad on the night she vanished.


The Youngs last saw [Lisa] about 11pm … she was having a bath and then going out.
Times Colonist, April 4, 2004 (Jim Gibson)[6]

The Youngs last saw Lisa around 11pm.

She was having a bath and then going out.


Lisa was wearing a black skirt, black top, black high boots and a silver hoop necklace
Ha‑Shilth‑Sa, May 15, 2012 (Denise Titian)[9]

She dressed in a black skirt, black top, black zip-up thigh-high boots, and a silver hoop necklace.


Lisa was out celebrating a friends' birthday.Nanaimo Daily News, June 26, 2009 [5]

Lisa headed out to celebrate a friend's birthday.


Efforts to call her cellphone since then have been met only with voice mail.
Nanaimo Daily News, July 4, 2002 (Paul Walton)[1]

Calls to Lisa's cellphone — which she'd purchased specifically so her parents could always reach her — were now going straight to voicemail.


they were very close with their daughter, and it was unlike her to not be in touch
Nanaimo Daily News, July 9, 2002 (Paul Walton)[10]
It's very much unlike her not to call
Nanaimo Daily News, July 4, 2002 (Paul Walton)[1]

Lisa's parents were very close with their daughter, and it was unlike her to not be in touch.


She called every number in [Lisa's phone book]
Native Women's Association of Canada, May 1, 2015 (Allison Crowe)[11]

Lisa's mother called every number in Lisa's phone number book.


chilling last text message Come get me, they won't let me leave.
Toronto Star, August 6, 2016 (Verity Stevenson)[12]

Lisa's chilling final text message to a friend:

"Come get me, they won't let me leave."

See also: Lisa's final phone call


Frantic, Don and Joanne decided to call the police
Native Women's Association of Canada, May 1, 2015 (Allison Crowe)[11]
[Lisa's parents] called police at 11:30am on July 1.
Nanaimo Daily News, July 10, 2002 (Paul Walton)[13]

Frantic, Don and Joanne decided to call the police, at 11:30am on July 1st.


the uniformed officer who took the initial report Sunday is away until Friday
Nanaimo Daily News, July 4, 2002 (Paul Walton)[1]

Nanaimo RCMP initially refused to accept Lisa's mother's report of her daughter's disappearance. She was told to call back in 2 days.


[RCMP] said they needed her to be gone 48 hours [before a report could be filed]
Ha-Shilth-Sa, June 24, 2019 (Eric Plummer)[14]

RCMP said they needed her to be gone 48 hours before a report could be filed.


the first 72 hours in a missing persons investigation are the most critical, according to criminology experts
ABC News, October 8, 2018 (Julia Jacobo)[15]

"The first 72 hours in a missing persons investigation are the most critical," according to criminology experts.


the uniformed officer who took the initial report Sunday is away until Friday
Nanaimo Daily News, July 4, 2002 (Paul Walton)[1]
He asked some questions and took a photograph of Lisa. Then he told them he was off for the next four days and to call him on Friday. [Lisa's parents] were incredulous. This was on a Sunday. [When they contacted the media] a reporter came over right away.]
Native Women's Association of Canada, May 1, 2015 (Allison Crowe)[11]

A uniformed officer finally attended, to pick up a photo of Lisa. When Lisa's parents tried to follow up with him the next day, they were told he was on 5 scheduled days off, so they should call back after that. Lisa's parents were incredulous.

When they contacted the media, a reporter came over right away. Lisa's story first made headlines on July 4th.


she was immediately put on the national police computer
Nanaimo Daily News, July 4, 2002 (Paul Walton)[1]

By this point, RCMP's efforts were limited to putting Lisa "on the police computer."


[Lisa's dad,] a Purolator driver, has the co-operation of his co-workers are now distributing posters bearing Lisa's picture throughout the Island.
Nanaimo Daily News, July 5, 2002 (Paul Walton)[16]
[Lisa's family has put up] posters all over the Island and billboards in Nanaimo
Nanaimo Daily News, July 25, 2003[17]

Lisa's dad, a Purolator driver, has the co-operation of his co-workers are now distributing posters bearing Lisa's picture throughout the Island.

Before long billboards were rented.


Lisa's family have also begun their own search.
Nanaimo Daily News, July 5, 2002 (Paul Walton)[16]

Lisa's family began their own search efforts.


[pieced together the evening based on] what Lisa's friends told them and what they learned 2nd-hand from tapping into a network of cabbies and couriers.
Times Colonist, April 4, 2004 (Jim Gibson)[6]

Lisa's family pieced together her evening based on what they'd heard from Lisa's friends, and 2nd-hand from tapping into a network of cabbies and couriers.



Her maternal grandfather Moses Martin is tribal chief of the 800-member Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation.
Vancouver Province, Sept 2, 2002 (Jason Proctor)[8]
Chief Moses Martin organized search parties from Coombs to Tofino following leads garnered from tips, hunches and psychics.
Vancouver Province, Sept 2, 2002 (Jason Proctor)[8]

Lisa's maternal grandfather Moses Martin (tribal chief of the 800-member Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation) organized search parties across Vancouver Island, following leads garnered from "tips, hunches and psychics."


a number of tips that they want to follow-up on
Nanaimo Daily News, July 6, 2002 (Paul Walton)[18]

Police said they received"a number of tips that they want to follow-up on."


[RCMP have received] two dozen tips
Nanaimo Daily News, July 9, 2002 (Paul Walton)[10]

Within days of Lisa's disappearance, RCMP received two dozen tips.


[RCMP have received] 40 tips
Nanaimo Daily News, July 10, 2002 (Paul Walton)[13]

By day 10, RCMP had received 40 tips from the public.


...tips, now at more than 100.
Nanaimo Daily News, July 12, 2002 (Paul Walton)[19]

By day 11, more than 100 tips had been received.


[Lisa's dad believes went to a party on Nanaimo Lakes Road. We hear she went to that party; they (the police) say she wasn't there.
Nanaimo Daily News, May 29, 2003 (Paul Walton)[20]
a party in the Nanaimo Lakes Road neighbourhood.
Times Colonist, April 4, 2004 (Jim Gibson)[6]

Lisa's dad believes she went to a party on Nanaimo Lakes Road. "We hear she went to that party ... the police say she wasn't there."


a house party in the Cathers Lake area of Nanaimo.
NanaimoNewsNow, July 1, 2017[21]
…last seen at about 3am [wrong date] leaving a house party in the Cathers Lakes area of Nanaimo
Vancouver Sun, February 26, 2011[22]

Lisa was last seen at about 3am leaving a 2nd house party, in the Cathers Lakes area of Nanaimo.


Around 3am, Lisa was hungry and the driver offered to take her to get pizza while others stayed behind
Kawartha Promoter, July 12, 2018 (Glenna Burns)[23]

Around 3am, Lisa was hungry and the driver offered to take her to get pizza while others stayed behind.


She had money in her bank account, which has not been touched, and had not used her cellular phone
Nanaimo Daily News, July 25, 2002 (Nelson Bennett)[24]

It wasn't the RCMP but Lisa's parents who contacted her bank and cell provider.

Lisa had money in her bank account which hadn't been touched, and she hadn't used her cellphone.


The last signals from Lisa's cell phone were traced to the Departure Bay area of Nanaimo
Ha-Shilth-Sa, June 13, 2013[25]

The last signals from Lisa's cell phone were traced to the Departure Bay area of Nanaimo.


Nanaimo RCMP now believe a 21-year-old woman who went missing 10 days ago has met with foul play.
Times Colonist, July 10, 2002[26]
Police now believe foul play is involved
Fort McMurray Today, July 10, 2002[27]

Lisa had been missing 10 days before Nanaimo RCMP became concerned about Lisa's disappearance.


police appear to be no closer… despite numerous tips. We've received well over 100 to 150 tips on the case.
Nanaimo Daily News, July 25, 2002 (Nelson Bennett)[24]

3½ weeks after Lisa's disappearance, "the police appeared no closer" to solving the case, despite numerous tips.

"We've received well over 100 to 150 tips on the case."


The driver has been located and questioned by police
Nanaimo Daily News, Sept 18, 2002 (Paul Walton)[28]

The driver has been located and questioned by police.


maroon or red four-door Jaguar
Nanaimo Daily News, July 12, 2002 (Paul Walton)[19]

The car was a mint-condition maroon late-80's Jaguar XJ-40.


police have spoken with the owner of that vehicle
Nanaimo Daily News, July 10, 2002 (Paul Walton)[13]
Qualicum Beach, the home of the man police have identified as the driver of the Jaguar.
Vancouver Province, Sept 2, 2002 (Jason Proctor)[8]

Police spoke with Gerry Adair of Qualicum Beach, the owner of the maroon Jaguar in which Lisa was last seen. Gerry's grandson Chris had borrowed the car on the night of Lisa's disappearance.


[Lisa's mom] in July 2002 was taken to the RCMP to confront the Jaguar driver… I can't, I'm sorry I don't mean to disrespect your family.
Times Colonist, April 4, 2004 (Jim Gibson)[6]

Lisa's mom was taken to the Parksville RCMP detachment to confront the Jaguar driver. "I can't, I'm sorry I don't mean to disrespect your family."


a whiteboard on which the troubling words, "Rape", "Murder" and "Accident" were written.
Times Colonist, April 4, 2004 (Jim Gibson)[6]

In the room was a whiteboard on which the troubling words, rape, murder and accident were written.


[Lisa's mom] asked the driver to tell her where her daughter was… [he said] I can't, before pausing and then trailing off with I'm sorry, I don't mean to disrespect your family.
Times Colonist, April 4, 2004 (Jim Gibson)[6]

Lisa's mother asked the driver to tell her where her daughter was.

He said, "I can't," before pausing and then trailing off with "I'm sorry, I don't mean to disrespect your family."


He was released shortly after, though the RCMP told the Youngs they were sure he was withholding information critical to the case.
Ha-Shilth-Sa, August 14, 2003 (Ruth Olgilvie)[29]

He was released shortly after, though the RCMP told the Youngs they were sure he was withholding information critical to the case.


At one time her husband began e-mailing the grandparent, until he was warned off by the RCMP.
Times Colonist, April 4, 2004 (Jim Gibson)[6]

Lisa's father began e-mailing Chris's grandmother, until he was warned off by the RCMP.



headline: rumours unfounded
Nanaimo Daily News, July 12, 2002 (Paul Walton)[19]
headline: Rumours Serve No Purpose
Nanaimo Daily News, July 17, 2002[30]

Rumours circulated that Lisa's body had been located out of town.

The rumours only made it harder on Lisa's parents.



[Adair is] being held in Saskatchewan awaiting trial on a charge of assaulting a police officer.
Vancouver Province, Sept 2, 2002 (Jason Proctor)[8]

At the end of August, Chris Adair was arrested in Saskatchewan.

He had breached the terms of his CSO, by assaulting a police officer in Saskatchewan.


[first RCMP search was based on] information they received last month
Nanaimo Daily News, Sept 18, 2002 (Paul Walton)[28]

The first RCMP search related to Lisa's case was based on information they received in August.


was delayed after Sept 1 shooting … investigators pulled off Lisa's case
Nanaimo Daily News, Sept 10, 2002 (Paul Walton)[31]

Police will search for Lisa in 'the days ahead.' The search was delayed after the Sept 1st shooting of Rosella Centis. Investigators were pulled off of Lisa's case. The shooter was arrested Sept 3rd.


Centis arrested at home 2 blocks from the police station, 2 days after [shooting his wife], as his daughter watched.
Vancouver Sun, Sept 4, 2002 (Jim Beatty)[32]

Rosella's husband was arrested at home without incident, 2 blocks from the police station, 2 days after shooting his wife as his daughter watched.

Investigators were pulled off of Lisa's case, delaying the initial search by 18 days (for a total delay of 80 days).


Eubank did not say where they would be searching for clues to Young's disappearance.
Nanaimo Daily News, Sept 10, 2002 (Paul Walton)[31]

One RCMP officer would not disclose the location of the search.


[police searched] Doumont & Biggs Roads
Nanaimo Daily News, Sept 18, 2002 (Paul Walton)[28]

A different officer told the media that police searched the area of Doumont & Biggs Roads.

(Nanaimo's jail is also on Biggs Road.)


Lisa's listed as missing but Tuesday police ... looking for a body ... search a wooded area south of Nanaimo
Nanaimo Daily News, Sept 18, 2002 (Paul Walton)[28]

Lisa is officially listed as "missing," but police were looking for a body when they searched a wooded area south of Nanaimo.


The search began around 9am and ended before noon.
Nanaimo Daily News, Sept 18, 2002 (Paul Walton)[28]

The search began around 9am and ended before noon.


Cpl. Hogg told 2-dozen officers how a body may be obscured by brush after lying in the woods for several months.
Nanaimo Daily News, Sept 18, 2002 (Paul Walton)[28]

Cpl. Hogg told 2-dozen officers how a body may be obscured by brush after lying in the woods for several months.


Hogg said they want to search another area north of the city, but have not been able to arrange the required number of officers
Nanaimo Daily News, Nov 4, 2002 (Paul Walton)[33]

Cpl. Hogg said they want to search another area north of the city, but have not been able to arrange the required number of officers.


[Lisa's family] will return to [search the area police searched several months ago.
Nanaimo Daily News, Nov 29, 2002 (Paul Walton)[34]

Lisa's family later repeated the search of the same area police had searched several months earlier.



[Lisa's parents are] disappointed by the lack of progress by police
Nanaimo Daily News, July 25, 2003[17]

Lisa's parents are disappointed by the lack of progress by police.


Two Tla-o-qui-aht divers searched upper Colliery Dam based on information from Chemainus psychic Christine Brant
Nanaimo Daily News, July 26, 2003 (Robert Barron)[35]
an area with 3 connected bodies of water, a flat-roofed building and grown in paths … Colliery Dam
Nanaimo Daily News, July 26, 2003 (Robert Barron)[35]

Two Tla-o-qui-aht divers searched the upper Colliery Dam reservoir based on information from Chemainus psychic Christine Brant, who directed Lisa's family to "an area with 3 connected bodies of water, a flat-roofed building and grown-in paths" which perfectly describes Colliery Dam Park (right across the street from the location of the first houseparty).


Young said he's not heard from the police in three months, and that they have no interest in his suggestion of a Crime Stoppers spot. How could a Crime Stoppers spot hurt? he asked… Eubank also said that Crime Stoppers no longer does re-enactments of crimes.
Nanaimo Daily News, May 29, 2003 (Paul Walton)[20]

Young said he's not heard from the police in three months, and that they have no interest in his suggestion of a Crime Stoppers spot. "How could a Crime Stoppers spot hurt?" he asked. Eubank also said that Crime Stoppers no longer does re‑enactments of crimes. This was a blatant lie.


The new [posters] would name the driver. RCMP ahead the Youngs not to do this. Last January the Youngs went ahead anyway.
Times Colonist, April 4, 2004 (Jim Gibson)[6]

The new posters would name the driver. RCMP warned the Youngs not to do this, but they went ahead anyway.


Two officers from the Nanaimo detachment showed up at their house, warning Don they would charge him with obstruction of justice if pursued media coverage.
Ha-Shilth-Sa, August 14, 2003 (Ruth Olgilvie)[29]

Lisa's parents were visited by two Nanaimo RCMP officers, warning that they would be charged with Obstruction of Justice if they pursued media coverage.


[investigator told Lisa's mom] he didn't feel [a Crime Stoppers video] would be helpful at this time.
Ha-Shilth-Sa, August 14, 2003 (Ruth Olgilvie)[29]

In 2003, an investigator told Lisa's mother that he felt a Crime Stoppers re‑enactment video would not be helpful.


…spokesman for Nanaimo RCMP made a media statement saying Crime Stoppers no longer does re-enactments of crimes. According to Cst. Smith, Crime Stoppers still makes re-enactment videos.
Ha-Shilth-Sa, August 14, 2003 (Ruth Olgilvie)[29]
Crime Stoppers still makes re-enactment videos. It's always up to the investigator to request via fax or phone
Ha-Shilth-Sa, August 14, 2003 (Ruth Olgilvie)[29]

The Nanaimo RCMP's official spokesman told the media Crime Stoppers no longer does re‑enactments of crimes, yet Crime Stoppers' Cst. Jossee Smith says they're never stopped.

The investigator simply needs to provide some basic information about the case.


Crime Stoppers has paved the way for the resolution of many crimes. Earlier this year Crime Stoppers began working on a re-enactment of what is known about Lisa's final hours before her disappearance.
Nanaimo Daily News, May 6, 2009[4]

Crime Stoppers has paved the way for the resolution of many crimes. Earlier this year Crime Stoppers began working on a re‑enactment of what is known about Lisa's final hours before her disappearance.


A Crime Stoppers re-enactment of Lisa's last known activities was aired [wrong date]
Ha-Shilth-Sa, May 15, 2012 (Denise Titian)[9]

A Crime Stoppers re‑enactment of Lisa's last known activities was produced and aired in 2009*. * corrected date.


Nanaimo RCMP hope reviving such unsolved cases can help jog a person's memory and generate fresh leads. Wearne is one of several actors who volunteered her time late last week to help with the project... Police hope the exposure will prompt someone to step forward. We're hoping somebody may remember something, ... We're hoping it generates discussion.
Nanaimo Daily News, May 19, 2009 (Danielle Bell)[36]

Nanaimo RCMP hope reviving such unsolved cases can help jog a person's memory and generate fresh leads, prompting someone to step forward. "We're hoping somebody may remember something ... We're hoping it generates discussion."


[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[37]

RCMP made Lisa's mother 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."


Joanne was warned… on RCMP letterhead for telling one Nanaimo paper about the man who was taken into custody then released.
Ha-Shilth-Sa, August 14, 2003 (Ruth Olgilvie)[29]

Joanne was warned on RCMP letterhead for telling one Nanaimo paper about the man who was taken into custody and then released without providing a solid explanation of the circumstances under which Lisa left the car he was driving.


They were basically cut off from receiving further details from the RCMP.
Calgary Herald, April 18, 2004 (Jim Gibson)[7]

They were formally "cut off" from receiving further details from the RCMP about their daughter's case.



[RCMP have received] hundreds of tips
Nanaimo News Bulletin, June 21, 2012 (Chris Bush)[38]

By 2012, RCMP had received "hundreds" of tips related to Lisa's case.


[RCMP have received] more than 800 tips
Ha-Shilth-Sa, June 24, 2019 (Eric Plummer)[14]

By 2019, RCMP had received over 800 tips related to Lisa's case.


Muntener: there have been numerous searches for Young conducted in the past year due to new information. we have more of those searches planned in the future at some point.
CHEK News, June 26, 2021 (Nicholas Pescod)[39]

In 2021 the lead investigator said there have been "numerous" searches for Young conducted in the past year due to new information. "We have more of those searches planned in the future at some point."


file had become enormous, including 15,000 documents and hundreds of witnesses
Ha-Shilth-Sa, July 2, 2021 (Eric Plummer)[40]

He also said Lisa's file had become enormous, including 15,000 documents and hundreds of witnesses.


There was no record of a taxi.
Ha-Shilth-Sa, June 24, 2019 (Eric Plummer)[14]

A 2022 update to the RCMP's official dossier added a claim that Lisa had taken a taxi... but Lisa's parents had already checked with the taxi companies back in 2002. "There was no record of a taxi."

(Lisa's parents questioned cabbies, years earlier.)


Facebook post on behalf of Muntener: Crime Stoppers and Nanaimo RCMP don't work together anymore … If you report a tip to Crime Stoppers, the police won't look into it.
Facebook, February 3, 2022 (Cyndy Hall)[41]

A 2022 Facebook post on behalf of Muntener: "Crime Stoppers and Nanaimo RCMP don't work together anymore. If you report a tip to Crime Stoppers, the police won't look into it."


...met with lead investigator and discussed conditions on the $50k reward... Muntener has been lead since 2018.
Alberni Valley Times, February 2, 2022 (Chris Bush)[42]

A US$50,000 reward was put up by an anonymous American.

The next day, the lead investigator met with the appointed trustee to discuss conditions of the reward.


RCMP investigators had a question for Makayla Chang's mother regarding the investigation into Lisa's disappearance.
Nanaimo News Bulletin, January 3, 2020 (Chris Bush)[43]
Makayla Chang's body located at Colliery Dam Park
Global News, May 18, 2017 (Yuliya Talmazan)[44]

There was seemingly a connection between Lisa's case and that of Makayla Chang, a 16-year-old who was murdered in 2017.

Makayla's body was located at Colliery Dam Park.


Chantel Moore
Chantel Moore (Lisa's cousin) who was killed by an RCMP officer on June 4, 2020.
Jeremy Son
Cop who shot Chantel Moore 4 times during a "wellness check".

Lisa's grandfather — Chief Moses Martin — had another granddaughter who was also a victim of murder.

Chantel Moore was shot four times by an RCMP officer during a "wellness check."


More than 100 suspicious… missing persons cases remains open and unsolved on Vancouver Island … RCMP refused to identify the cases.
Times Colonist, Sept 22, 2008 (Rob Shaw)[45]

More than 100 suspicious missing persons cases remain open and unsolved on Vancouver Island, yet RCMP refuse to identify the cases.


The investigation is not active, but will never close … officially Lisa's listed as missing, but police believe she met with foul play.
Nanaimo Daily News, May 4, 2004[46]

The investigation is not active but will never close the file. Officially she is missing, but police suspect she met with foul play.


We never close a murder file
Vancouver Province, Dec 24, 2007 (Paul Walton)[47]

"We never close a murder file."


🛈 This isn't finished. This incomplete version of this page has been uploaded as a "placeholder".
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".


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  26. Times Colonist (July 10, 2002), Foul play feared in disappearance tc20020710
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  37. Times Colonist (May 5, 2007), Distraught mom hopes missing daughter alive tc20070505
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  43. Chris Bush, Nanaimo News Bulletin (Jan 3, 2020), Person of interest in Makayla Chang murder case arrested on unrelated charge nnb20200103
  44. Yuliya Talmazan, Global News (May 18, 2017), RCMP say that a body believed to be that of missing Nanaimo teen Makayla Chang has been located gn20170518
  45. Rob Shaw, Times Colonist (Sep 22, 2008), RCMP withheld info on unsolved files tc20080922
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