VANCOUVER EASTSIDE MISSING WOMEN
Task force adds four missing women
Thursday, November 20, 2003
VANCOUVER - The task force handling Vancouver's long list of missing women says police are now looking for four more women.
At a press briefing Thursday afternoon, the joint Vancouver police-RCMP missing women task force said the four additional names have not yet been added to the official list, which stands at 61.
Police are calling on the public for help in locating the women, one of whom has been missing since 1990. They say determining the women's whereabouts is "very important to the case," and that if no information is forthcoming their names may be added.
The four women are:
Sharon Anne Goselin, who was 53 when last seen in May 2001. She was reported missing in December 2002. She is white, five feet tall, 110 pounds, with brown hair and green eyes. Also know by the name Sharon Bye.
Cara Louise Ellis, who was 25 when last seen in 1996. She was reported missing in October 2002. She is white, 4'-11", 106 pounds, with long brown hair and brown eyes. She has several tattoos including a heart on her left hand, a playboy bunny on the left side of her chest and a rose on her left shoulder. Ellis is also know by the name Nikki Trimble.
Gloria Christine Fedyshyn, who was 27 when last seen in January 1990. She was reported missing in July 2002. She is white, 5'-3", 120 pounds, with blonde hair and brown eyes.
Sharon Evelyn Ward, who was 29 when last seen in February 1997. She was reported missing the following month. She is white, 5'-4", 110 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes.
All the women were drug- or alcohol-addicted or were sex-trade workers, and all vanished from Vancouver's notorious Downtown Eastside.
Of the 61 women on the official list, about 40 remain unaccounted for after murder charges were laid against Robert Pickton.
Pickton, who ran and co-owned a pig farm in Port Coquitlam, is charged with 15 counts of first-degree murder. This week, police wrapped up a 21-month-long search of the farm, where they said they found human remains.
Anyone with information on one of the women is asked to call the tip line at 1-877-687-3377 or Crimestoppers at 604-669-8477.
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