The Disappearance Files is a series appearing on Vocal.Media highlighting missing and possibly murdered indigenous men, women, and children. At times other vulnerable populations may be covered as well. Due to a combination of factors, many of these cases are lacking in terms of published information. In addition, the author seeks to cover every possible theory put forward, no matter how unlikely. Whenever possible information from police reports and multiple media sources has been incorporated into the write-up. Anyone with information about any of the cases featured is encouraged to contact local or tribal law enforcement.
When a 50 year old woman takes a while to get home, most people don't blink an eye. When Cynthia Martin disappeared, the circumstances around her last day came under intense scrutiny. Despite intense investigation, no information that could help police has come to light. It appears she simply left her can and disappeared on a winters day and has never returned.
At first her disappearance seemed like a routine trip with a few bumps, for an experienced outdoors woman with the gear she had, Frances should have made it home. Her disappearance 3 years ago has shaken her community and her family to the core. Though deaf in one ear, all who met her were unaware and it didn't seem to affect her ability to function in the wild. Where is this missing woman and why did she disappear?
When a young woman with a history of hitchhiking and hard work walks alone, most people assume she can take care of herself. This very assumption might have led to the disappearance of Tamara Lynn Chipman, one of the many missing along the Highway of Tears. September 2020 will mark 15 years since the 22 year old was last seen walking down the highway and out of the lives of everyone who knew her. Is the secret to her disappearance in her past or is she a victim of a serial killer preying on indigenous women along the BC highways?
Something that gets missed a lot in the conversation about Indigenous peoples around the world and the land that was taken from them is that even the most well meaning people are still on stolen land. Australia, Canada, The USA, the Congo, even most of Mexico was all stolen. Now to a lot of people this doesn't matter, but to some people it does or at least it should.
Fan Definition A fan is not just someone who watches and slightly enjoys a work, a fan is someone who wants to see it again, who wants to enjoy it and connect with the work. Most definitions include mentions of devotion to the ideals or creation of the work itself. A fan is different from someone who enjoys or watches something, a fan is someone who defines themselves and their interactions via the work in question. Which brings us to the title; right-wing people aren't actually fans of Star Trek because they don't even pay attention to the lessons within the episodes.
I stayed several days in the Oyada Yamakyu Inn recently. Traditional Japanese Inns are always fun, but this one captured my imagination. Nestled in the mountains in Northern Japan, the long trip to the area is well worth the wait.
Mackie was no stranger to drama in her small town, the remoteness of which would help her abductor get away. A series of coincidences would point towards a former flame as the likely killer, but testimony would put him too far away to be the suspect. A delay in the judicial process and the difficulty of conducting an investigation would lead to her case continuing to be unsolved.