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The Disappeared, Lost or Abducted in Canada

by (author) Lisa Wojna

Quagmire Press
Initial publish date
Aug 2007
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Aug 2007
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Some were taking a stroll through their neighbourhoods on a warm summer evening. Others were at home, tackling a few household chores. Still others were on their way to work, but the people in this book have one thing in common...they all vanished, without a trace:

- Demolition crews discover a body buried beneath the cement floor of a Toronto business

- Nicole Hoar, planning a surprise visit to her sister in Smithers, disappeared hitchhiking along BC's infamous Highway of Tears

- Sex trade workers were disappearing from Vancouver's downtown Eastside for 20 years before law enforcement really began to look into the matter

- After tucking her brother into bed and bidding her beau good night, Mabel Crumback put hair in curlers before bed and was never seen again

- The families of Ontario's Lost Boys still wonder what became of them and the boat after the six borrowed a boat to cruise Lake Ontario in the dead of night

- Jessie Foster's family uncovers hints of human trafficking when the young woman vanished after moving to Las Vegas from Kamloops to join her new boyfriend

- No problem paddling the Amazon, but 25-year-old Alicia Ross disappeared from the backyard of her Toronto home in 2005

- Psychology student Natel King financed her education with a job in the adult entertainment industry but one day didn't return from a photo-shoot in 2004

- Following the Celebrate in '88 reunion, Lois Hanna made a cup of tea and slipped into her favourite PJs, but the next day her co-workers found her television on, her tea on the kitchen counter but no Lois

- Despite national and international publicity no one has stepped forward to claim a young man dubbed Mr. Nobody after a brutal beating lands him in a Toronto hospital

- Was she abducted? Or did she stage her own disappearance? The case of alderman Dar Heatherington during a business trip south of the border propelled the small city of Lethbridge into the media spotlight—and not in a good way.

And more…

About the author

Bestselling author Lisa Wojna has authored or co-authored more than 20 books for Blue Bike Books, including Weird Canadian Laws and the Bathroom Book of Canadian Quotes. She has also written many other non-fiction books. Having worked in the community newspaper industry as a writer and journalist, she has traveled all over Canada from the windy prairies of Manitoba to northern British Columbia and even to the wilds of Africa. Although writing and photography have been a central part of her life for as long as she can remember, it’s the people behind every story that are her motivation and give her the most fulfillment.

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