Update on Lisa Marie Young missing person investigation
2021-06-25 13:00 PDT
File # 2021
At 12 pm on Saturday June 26, 2021 the Nanaimo RCMP will be hosting a press conference on the front steps of the Nanaimo detachment. The purpose of the press conference is to provide an update on the status of the Lisa Marie Young missing person investigation. Following the press conference, attendees are encouraged to walk to Maffeo Sutton Park where a number of community leaders will be speaking. (see attached poster)
Lisa Marie disappeared in the early morning hours of June 30, 2002 and she would have celebrated her 40th birthday earlier this year. Since her disappearance, investigators have considered her case a homicide. All information received, either from years ago or just recently, and can be corroborated, is being pursued, said Corporal Markus Muntener, lead investigator on this case.
Recently, investigators received credible information that has lead to detailed searches being carried out at several locations throughout Nanaimo. As information is analysed and received, there is a possibility that further searches may also be carried out. These searches are conducted by officers trained in search techniques and use the latest in search technology.
The investigation has spanned over 19 years but police are still encouraging witnesses to come forward. Over the course of the investigation, numerous individuals for various reasons, have decided to come forward and provide important information. Some of these witnesses were previously uncomfortable speaking with police.
With the passage of time and change in their circumstances and lifestyle, they now feel it is the right thing to do and have provided key statements to the police, said Muntener.
Investigators are encouraging anyone who has not come forward to do so. Police are also asking if anyone has previously passed on information to police and are unclear if the information was received or not, to reach out to the investigative team. To provide information on the disappearance of Lisa Marie Young, please call the Nanaimo RCMP non-emergency line at 250-754-2345.
Cst. Gary O'BrienMedia Relations Officer
Community Policing Services, Nanaimo
303 Prideaux St, Nanaimo, BC V9R 2N3
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