~ * Lisa's Song * ~

"We're hoping that keeping Lisa's name out there might somehow bring in some information. And I hope people listening to Lisa's Song will remember to keep themselves safe, to keep their family members safe if they can." ~ Joanne Young, Lisa's Mother

Lisa Marie Young, a friend of Allison's since high school,  went missing in the early hours of Sunday, June 30, 2002. Lisa had been out socializing with friends the night before, a Saturday during the Canada Day long weekend celebrations. After leaving a club in downtown Nanaimo, B.C., Lisa had gone to a pair of house parties accompanied by a friend celebrating a birthday. 

When Lisa wanted to get a bite of food from an all-night shop or fast-food location and to go home, another man in his 20s, Chris Adair, offered to drive Lisa in a burgundy Jaguar. But, Adair drove Lisa to another location. On her cell-phone Lisa Marie made texted to her friends back at the earlier house party - expressing concern about what was happening. She has not been seen since. 

The car in which Lisa was taken was owned by the driver's grandmother - a prominent business person living in Qualicum Beach - a nearby Vancouver Island community. Gerry Adair, a realtor, subsequently sold the Jaguar, and threatened to sue over talk that could implicate her grandson in the disappearance. (She passed away in 2011.)

Police efforts have failed to bring to justice those responsible. No charges have yet been made in connection with the case. The identities of Lisa's killers, witnesses, even the so-called "clean-up girl" are all known within - and beyond - the community of Nanaimo.

Lisa's kin and community continue to organize vigils and to conduct their own public calls for help. It is now 13 years since Lisa was with family and loved ones.

 Lisa Marie Young's Story - NWAC Storytelling - click here to read

Lisa's Song ~ Lyric Sheet

Help Poster for Lisa

CH News story on Lisa

Missing woman remembered through song - Nanaimo Daily News

Remembering Lisa - Harbour City Star June 25, 2005

'Lisa's Song' expresses a family's grief

Joanne and Don Young - Glenn Olsen Nanaimo Daily News

Lisa Missing - 2009 news

Lisa Marie Young - CHEK News video - 21.05.09

April 12, 2004 ~ Vanished: Lisa Young, 21, was last seen early morning June 30, 2002 ~ Victoria Times Colonist 

May 13, 2006 ~ When hope is fading ~ Nanaimo News Bulletin

July 1, 2006 ~ Vigil planned for Lisa-Marie Young ~ Nanaimo News Bulletin

June 24, 2008 ~ Missing woman's family frustrated over lack of shared information ~ Nanaimo Daily News

September 22, 2008 ~ RCMP withheld information on unsolved files

June 19, 2010 ~ Vigil planned for missing Nanaimo woman ~ Nanaimo News Bulletin

June 21, 2010 ~ March will honour local woman missing for years ~ Nanaimo Daily News

May 15, 2012 - Family seeks closure 10 years after daughter's disappearance - Ha-Shilth-Sa

Never Give Up Hope ~ June 24, 2010 ~ A Channel TV News

Lisa Marie Young - Shaw TV Nanaimo - Nanaimo & District Crime Stoppers

Please take time to click on the butterflies below and visit the website linked there to gather information in the ongoing search for Lisa.  Should you have any information that could help in any way, there is a form online which will let you provide info

Please remember Lisa and help any way you can to bring her home to family and loved ones. 


Help Find Lisa

Lisa's Song

A few months after the disappearance of Lisa, Allison Crowe and band recorded Lisa's Song - live "Inside Pandora's Box". Pandora's Box is a television studio in Victoria, B.C. - home to A-Channel television.

"Lisa's Song" written by Allison Crowe in 2002, was released on CD in 2003. Engineered & Produced by Seacoast Sound Studio's Rick Erickson. - with thanks to With thanks to Brad Edwards, Mel Cooper, their crew at Seacoast, CFAX and B107.3 Radio, together with the Pacific Music Industry Association for their caring and generous support.