BC RCMP is once again issuing a plea for anyone with information on the missing Madison Scott to come forward, nine years after her disappearance.
On May 27, 2011, Scott went to a party at Hogsback Lake, which is roughly 25 km south of Vanderhoof, and a Forest Sevice Campsite.
Police say she drove her white 1990 Ford F150 pick-up truck, pitched her tent and was camping with a group of friends, also from Vanderhoof.
The next day (May 28, 2011) at approximately 4 a.m., everyone left except Scott. She was on her own in her tent and has not been seen since then.
"We continue to follow up on and investigate all tips that are received regarding Maddy," Sgt. Matt MacLeod with the North District Major Crime Unit says in a release.
"We believe that something criminal may have occurred between 4 and 8:30 a.m. on May 28, that led to her disappearance, we do not believe she simply walked away. We know someone out there has information that can help us find Maddy or identify the person(s) responsible."
Cpl. Madonna Saunderson says the file remains a priority and is open and active.
Police are still interested in receiving information, no matter how small or information that may seem insignificant, something Madison Scott's parents are also pleading to the public to do.
"These are not easy times - our daughter is still missing and we need your help," Daen and Eldon Scott said in a release issued through police.
"We have learned a lot through this process, but one thing that has become apparent is that information is what drives an investigation. There is no excuse not to call the police with what you know. There is no way to rationalize talking about this case with others and not the police. If you want to know how you can help us, call the Vanderhoof RCMP or Crime Stoppers if you wish to remain anonymous, with any information that you may have because we need to find Maddy."
"Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we have had to cancel The All In For Maddy 9th Poker-Ride for this year however, if needed, it will be hosted again next year."
If you have any information that can help investigators, you are asked to call Vanderhoof RCMP at 250-567-2222 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.