"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 who was celebrating a birthday.
When Lisa wanted to get a bite of food, at a local sandwich shop or whatever was open, another man in his 20s offered to drive Lisa in a burgundy Jaguar. But, instead of taking Lisa to get food, the young man drove Lisa to another location. On her cell-phone Lisa Marie made a call to her friends back at the earlier house party - expressing concern about what was happening, and about the driver. 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. This woman, a realtor, subsequently sold the Jaguar, and threatened to sue over talk that could implicate her grandson in the disappearance. (The car-owner passed away in 2011.)
Police efforts have, so far, failed to bring to justice those responsible. No charges have yet been made in connection with the case.
Lisa's family continue to organize vigils and to conduct their own public calls for help. It is now ten years since Lisa was last seen by her family and loved ones.
Never Give Up Hope ~ June 24, 2010 ~ A Channel TV News
Walk and Vigil for Lisa Marie - Nanaimo, BC, Canada - June 23, 2012 - CHEK News
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.