Surrey woman missing

Family hasn't heard from crack-addicted sex-trade worker

Kim Bolan
Vancouver Sun

Saturday, October 12, 2002

A 28-year-old Surrey woman who struggles with her addiction to crack cocaine has not been seen since July and her worried family is looking for help in finding her.

RCMP said Friday that Shelley Harrison contacted her family regularly, until the middle of the summer when she disappeared.

Surrey RCMP Constable Tim Shields said Friday that Shelley Harrison, who also worked in the sex trade, contacted her family regularly until the middle of the summer, when she disappeared.

Harrison was known to frequent a crack house on East Whalley Ring Road that was raided by RCMP earlier this month.

"Her family is very concerned as it is unusual behaviour for her to be out of contact with her family for such a length of time," Shields said.

Shields said he couldn't comment when asked if there is now more sensitivity to missing women who match the profile of the 63 who disappeared from Vancouver's Downtown Eastside in recent years.

Port Coquitlam pig farmer Robert (Willy) Pickton has been in jail since last February and is charged with killing 15 women who were sex-trade workers and drug addicts.

"The RCMP takes every missing person seriously," Shields said.

"There is no indication that she has met with foul play other than the fact it is out of character for her not to contact her family."

Harrison is 163 centimetres tall and weighs 61 kilograms. She has shoulder-length brown hair and blue eyes.

Anyone with information about her is asked to contact Surrey RCMP, at 599-7777, mailbox 3820 or CrimeStoppers at 669-TIPS.

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