PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. — The Red Deer parents of a young woman who disappeared along British Columbia’s Highway of Tears say the RCMP is searching a farm near Prince George for their daughter’s remains.
Nicole Hoar was 25 and had been working as tree planter when she disappeared while hitchhiking on June 21, 2002.
At least eight other women vanished on a remote road between Prince Rupert and Prince George since 1990, and none of the cases has been solved.
Jack Hoar, Nicole’s father, tells the online newspaper Opinion 250 the RCMP have told him they possibly “but can’t be certain” they have the location of Nicole’s remains.
The RCMP have set up a mobile command post on a property just 30 kilometres from where Nicole was last seen alive.
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RCMP Cpl. Annie Linteau says officers have converged on a two-hectare property and expect to be on the scene for several days.
Linteau will only say that investigators are searching for evidence that pertains to a historical homicide and would not provide further details. However, she stressed the current property owners are not believed to have any connection to the case.
Prince George is located about 800 kilometres north of Vancouver.