Missing since October 14, 1971 from Gitsegukla, British Columbia, Canada
Circumstances of Disappearance
Virginia Sampare was last seen on October 14, 1971. She and her cousin Alvin were hanging out near an old bridge on Highway 16, outside their home town of Gitsegukla. Alvin hopped on his bicycle to go home and get a jacket. He told Virginia he'd return shortly.
On his way back, as he cycled toward the highway, he heard a pickup door close; by the time he reached the road, Virginia was nowhere in sight. She has never been seen again.
RCMP officers, civil defense personnel and local residents began searching the dense bush around the village about a week after Virginia vanished. No trace of her was found. After eight days, the effort was called off.
Virginia vanished after the sudden disappearance of her boyfriend, and before his body was found drowned in the Skeena River. Virginia was upset that cold day and had left the house without a jacket. She would usually let someone know her plans, and it would have been out of character for her to run away.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
New Hazelton RCMP
The Vancouver Sun
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