Nanaimo RCMP declares the lacking individual of Lisa Marie Younger

The Nanaimo RCMP is set to hold a press conference on Saturday at which they are expected to update their ongoing investigation into the disappearance of Lisa Marie Young, who went missing nearly 20 years ago.

The rare and very unusual update takes place on the steps of the Nanaimo RCMP division at 12 noon and is arrested after police say they received “credible information” that led to multiple searches in Nanaimo.

Nanaimo RCMP says there is a chance that more searches will be performed as the information is analyzed.

Young, who was then 19, disappeared on June 30, 2002. She was last seen with friends at a nightclub in downtown Nanaimo when she went to eat with a man who drove a red Jaguar.

“Since she disappeared, investigators have considered her case to be murder,” said Cpl. Markus Muntener, lead investigator of the case, in a press release on Friday. “Any information that was received, either years ago or recently, that can be confirmed will be followed up.”

Following the press conference, a march is planned from the department to Maffeo Sutton Park, where a number of speakers will be present, including Young’s grandfather Chief Moses Martin of the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation; Judith Sayers, President of the Nuu-chah-nulth Tribal Council; Nanaimo’s Mayor Leonard Krog; MLA Sheila Malcomson and MP Paul Manly. They ask attendees to wear orange to honor Young’s family.

Young would have celebrated her 40th birthday this year, and although a foul was immediately suspected after her disappearance, there have been no arrests in 19 years.

The police encourage anyone who may have evidence to come forward. According to the police, some witnesses have found it uncomfortable to speak to the police so far, they hope that it will ease up over time.

“With the passage of time and the change in their circumstances and their lifestyle, they now feel right and have presented hey statements to the police,” Muntener said.

To provide information about Lisa Marie Young’s disappearance, Nanaimo has asked RCMP to call the non-emergency number 250-754-2345.

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