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Maniwaki, Quebec - It's been nearly 13 years since two Indigenous teenagers disappeared from Maniwaki, QC., just outside Kitigan Zibi First Nation.
On September 9, 2008, Maisy Odjick's family went to the Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg Police Department to report her missing.
On September 10, 2008, Shannon Alexander's father went to the Sûreté du Québec de la Vallée de la Gatineau police station to report her missing. The investigation revealed that the two young women were last seen together at Shannon Alexander's home located in Maniwaki on the morning of September 6, 2008.
Here's a look back at the major developments in the case:
Family members of the missing teens say the vigil on the day of the anniversary is extremely emotional as "it feels to us as if it's happening all over again." (CBC News)
Police released this sketch of Shannon Alexander seven years after her disappearance to show what she might look like as an adult. (Sûreté du Québec )
The case remains unsolved.
If you have any information that could help solve this crime, contact the Centrale de l'information criminelle of the Sûreté du Québec at 1-800-659-4264.
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Nearly 50 Years Later, There Are Still No Clues to What Happened to Virginia Sampare
October 14, 1971
18-year-old Jean Virginia Sampare was last seen by Alvin (her cousin) on Highway 16 outside Gitsegukla on October 14, 1971. He left her alone as he cycled home to get a jacket, and she was gone when he returned.
Sampare worked at the Royal Packing Company salmon canning plant in Claxton and was described as a healthy, normal 18-year-old woma nwho sang teasing songs to her siblings. She loved to play "nurse" with her siblings and would take turns with Winnie (sibling) being the nurse.