Monday, June 17, 2024

Nanaimo RCMP investigate Lisa Marie Young awareness signs going missing


Lisa Marie Young has been missing since June 29, 2002 — nearly 21 years ago.

There are numerous Lisa Marie Young signs distributed throughout Nanaimo displaying her face and name to keep the hope alive that her case will be able to be closed.

On the night of June 29th, 2002, 21-year-old Lisa Marie Young left her parents’ residence at around 11 p.m. to go to a nightclub with friends before going to a house party.

Friends said at the time she left the party with a man in a Jaguar — to this day, the man hasn’t been identified. 

There are reports that Young called a friend after leaving with the man in the Jaguar stating she didn’t know what was going on and that the man wouldn’t bring her back.

Police believe Young’s disappearance was the result of foul play even though they’ve never found her remains.

Now, Nanaimo RCMP says that people have been reporting these signs missing, and they are trying to track down information that will lead them to the culprit.

In total, seven of the signs have gone missing between Sunday, April 16th and Tuesday April 18th.

Police say the bulk of the stolen signs were mounted in a grassy area next to the TD Bank, Country Grocer and located at the intersection of Bowen Road at Dufferin Crescent. 

A long time friend of Lisa Marie Young, Cindy Hall, told the Nanaimo RCMP that she is shocked beyond belief to think that anyone would take the signs.  

Hall had been the one to place them and as she did so, she says she spoke with the nearby businesses.

Police have ruled out that City of Nanaimo staff had anything to do with the missing signs. 

Anyone who has information on the whereabouts of the missing signs should contact Nanaimo RCMP at (250) 754-2345.  

— With files from Mike Kelly

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