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Comox Valley Echo, July 2001
Comox Valley Echo Tuesday, July 31, 2001
`Someone out there knows something'
Eighth anniversary of disappearance of Valley teen Lindsey Nicholls
brings plea from mother for information ... just one phone call
Thursday marks the eighth anniversary of the disappearance of Lindsey Jill
Nicholls. Although every single day has been difficult, it is always the anniversary
and special occasions that emphasize the loss for her family. Her mother, Judy
Peterson, says, "The anniversary is particularly difficult because of the
media coverage and the appeals for information. Every year I think - if only
I can generate enough media, we will find her. If only I can say the right things,
someone will help us. We try not to get our hopes up, but it only takes one
phone call to end this. "One person making one phone call - and we would
know. More than anything, I am afraid that I will never know what happened to
her. Someone out there knows something, and I am praying that they will come
Her family and friends are desperate to find out what happenedto Lindsey. She
was only 14 years old on August 2, 1993 when she disappeared without a trace
while walking down a rural road near Courtenay. As part of the ongoing police
investigation, a Crimestoppers reenactment will be released this week. The RCMP
are asking for public assistance for any information with regard to her disappearance.
A composite picture aging her to 21 years old has was released last year. Lindsey
had blonde hair and green eyes; she was 5 feet 3 inches tall and weighed 115
lbs when she disappeared. She had a small gap between her front teeth.
If you have any information regarding Lindsey Jill Nicholls, please contact
the Courtenay RCMP at (250) 338-1321, the Missing Children Society of Canada,
toll-free at 1-800-6616160, or Crimestoppers at 338 TIPS.