Yellowhead Highway 14 between Prince George and Prince Rupert
Highway of Tears
Yellowhead Highway 14, between Prince George and Prince Rupert, has been given the sad and infamous name of 'The Highway of Tears.'
According to the RCMP, 18 women have gone missing along this stretch of highway since 1969, though they believe the actual amount is much higher, with estimates of up to 43 women. Many of these women were hitchhiking along the road when they disappeared.
After multiple investigations, at least 12 other unsolved cases were unofficially added to the group of women because of undeniable similarities between the cases.
To be put on the Highway of Tears list, the case must meet three pieces of criteria: the victim is a female; the victim was last seen within a mile of the highway; and confirmation of foul play.
Age at Disappearance: 12 Missin: May 6, 1978 Last Seen: Nicola Lake Background: First Nations Height: Unknown Hair Colour: Brown Eye Colour: Brown Wearing: Pink floral top; brown cords; blue running shoes Distinguishing Features: Unknown Remains Found: June 1995 Found: Merritt File Number: Unknown Info: Was last seen riding her bike; on the official Highway of Tears list; case solved.