Thirty years ago today, 10-yearold Jo-Anne Pedersen made a phone call from a phone booth at the Penny Pinchers convenience story at the corner of Watson and Vedder roads in Chilliwack.
That was the last time anyone saw the young girl but her mother holds out hope the now 40-year-old is still alive.
"The police are still receiving information on this ongoing investigation," said RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Tammy Hollingsworth in a press release. "Investigators are hopeful that we will soon know the truth regarding what happened to JoAnne so we can give her mother and family closure."
Witnesses 30 years ago reported that there was a man in the phone booth with Pedersen on Feb. 19, 1983, at approximately 8: 20 p.m.
Pedersen called her parents to pick her up because she was locked out of the house. By the time her parents arrived, the young girl was gone. Chilliwack RCMP have received three anonymous letters since 2008 from a man who claims to be a witness. Police say it is imperative they find this witness.
The latest letter was received late summer 2011 and was dropped off at the Chilliwack detachment.
? Anyone with any information on this investigation or these letters is asked to contact the Chilliwack RCMP Serious Crime Unit at 604792-4611 or Crime Stoppers at 1800-222-8477 (TIPS).
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