PRINCE RUPERT (NEWS1130) – As relatives of some of Robert Pickton’s victims finally receive their remains, many families in northern B.C. are still wondering what happened to their loved ones.
Tuesday marks the five year anniversary of the disappearance of one of those women along the “Highway of Tears.” Tamara Chipman, 22, went missing as she was trying to hitchhike from Prince Rupert to Terrace.
Her grandmother Agnes says she’d give anything to see her granddaughter again. “My niece’s daughter said she had a dream we were celebrating her welcome home. I hope it comes true,” she says.
She believes the ordeal has been the hardest on Tamara’s father. She says they never went long without checking in with one another. “She used to be really close to her dad…. her daddy’s pet,” she recalls.
No trace of Tamara has ever been found, and RCMP believe she’s been murdered. More than 30 women have disappeared along Highway 16. Seven of the cases have not been solved.