Shannon Alexander and Maisy Odjick
DISAPPEARED OUTSIDE KITIGAN ZIBI
Location: Maniwaki, Quebec, Canada
File: Two Quebec Girls Mysteriously Vanished
Contributor: Nicklis J.
File Number: 104200154
November 9, 2020 - It's been nearly 12 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 Surete du Quebec de la Vallee 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, so far.
The disappearance - September 2008
- Maisy Odjick, 16, and Shannon Alexander, 17, are last seen in Maniwaki, Que. on Sept. 6, 2008, before heading out for a night of dancing.
- Police publicize their disappearance when the girls do not return to Alexander's home - and her father finds their belongings there the next day.
- Later that month, volunteers comb the riverbanks of the Kitigan Zibi First Nation.
One year later - September 2009
- One year after the Quebec girls vanish, the families say they're heartbroken.
- Maisy Odjick's clothes, her flute, her camera and treasured photos are still where she left them at the home of her grandparents.
- Investigators say the search is focused in Ontario because a number of possible sightings were reported to Ontario Provincial Police. Read full story »