More than 1,000 residents and community members gathered Saturday night to remember Madison (Maddy) Scott in Vanderhoof, BC
Scott was last seen on May 28, 2011 at a campground on Hogsback Lake, about 15 miles southeast of Vanderhoof in northern BC. She was then 20.
Almost exactly 12 years after her disappearance – and after an extensive search by her family and the entire community – RCMP announced that they had found her body last Monday.
Members of the community performed traditional songs at the vigil in memory of Scott on Saturday, which was held after seeking permission from Scott’s family, who requested privacy following the discovery.
The mayor of Vanderhoof, a community of more than 4,300, spoke at the vigil at Nechako Valley Secondary School, as did a family friend and a search and rescue volunteer.
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