Stacey Dooley Investigates Canada’s Lost Girls
Canada has a dark secret – the disappearance and murder over decades of more than a thousand indigenous women and girls. Stacey travels to British Columbia and Alberta to find out more about what some believe is a “national scandal”.
She begins on a remote road dubbed the ‘Highway of Tears”, where dozens of woman have vanished or been murdered since 1980 whilst trying to hitchhike. As a national enquiry is launched, it has emerged that there are cases across the country, but why do so many remain unsolved?
Take 20 year old single mother Amber Tuccaro, abducted and murdered in 2010. Stacey meets her family who feel there are still so many unanswered questions and no justice for Amber or for four other victims found in a six mile radius.
The community have criticised a police force that they accuse of failing to investigate indigenous cases properly – in the words of one elder “some of the biggest racists carry a gun, and they carry a badge”.
Stacey meets the police to ask what they are doing to address this issue and bring closure for the families of the missing and murdered
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