Monday, May 29, 2023

BC Major Crime Unit delivers update on discovery of Madison Scott's remains east of Vanderhoof

RCMP in Vanderhoof and BC Major Crimes Unit have
updated the case file and investigation into the disappearance and now
discovery of the remains of  Madison Scott today

A tragic announcement into the disappearance of Madison Scott was released today by British Columbia RCMP, the Mounties noting of the discovery of her remains on a property east of the community of Vanderhoof.  

The discovery comes twelve years since the then 20 year old was last seen, that as part of a celebration of a friends birthday.

The update also comes one day after the RCMP in Vanderhoof had issued a reminder of their ongoing investigation into the disappearance of the Vanderhoof resident.

As part of the search for the Vanderhoof resident, Ms. Scott's family had placed billboards across the Northwest, along with a website. 

The family had also offered a reward for information leading to her disappearance.

The news today, one of every parent's nightmare and heartbreaking for those who knew the young lady described as full of a zest for life.

Today's announcement through the BC RCMP Crime Unit noted of the execution of the search warrant on the rural property in East Vanderhoof.'

Police are currently executing a search warrant at a rural property on the east side of Vanderhoof. The area has been secured and additional resources are anticipated to be on scene for as long as may be required. 

We can confirm that the property is associated to the discovery of Maddy who has been positively identified by BC Coroner's Service. The Scott family has been advised and they have asked for privacy at this time. Many areas of support remain in place for the family. 

This has been a priority investigation for the RCMP over the past 12 years. The discovery of Maddy is a significant development, however this investigation remains an active and ongoing missing person's investigation where foul play has not been ruled out said Cpl Madonna Saunderson BC RCMP Communications. 

No charges have been laid. Anyone with any information is asked to call Tipline (778) 290-5291 or (877) 543-4822

The BC Major Crimes Unit will be updating their investigation as events move forward.

Today's announcement, has generated some significant media reviews, a few of the selections can be examined below:

Remains of Madison Scott found 12 years after she went missing near Vanderhoof 
BC woman Madison Scott found dead 12 years after being reported missing
Remains of Madison Scott found, police say
Remains of Madison Scott discovered at Vandherhoof property
Madison Scott identified by BC Coroner's Service east of Vanderhoof 
Vanderhoof woman's remains found 12 years since going missing
Remains of BC woman missing for 12 years found on rural Vanderhoof property 

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