$20,000 Reward Article – May 25, 2000

17 Jun

Posted with permission. Courtesy The Province

Correction in this article: The date Brianne disappeared is September 5, 1998 (article states date as September 7, 1998)

$20,000 offered to find Brianne

The Province
Thu May 25 2000
Page: A9
Section: News
Byline: Salim Jiwa, Staff Reporter
Source: The Province

Sheryl Wolgram has religiously checked her missing daughter’s bedroom every morning for the past 20 months, hoping that by some miracle she will be there.

“I still check every morning. The room is pretty well the way she left it when she disappeared,” said her mother yesterday after the Missing Children Society of Canada announced that it’s offering a $20,000 reward to aid the search for Revelstoke’s Brianne Wolgram.

Wolgram’s parents, Sheryl and Cliff, have been at their wits’ end since Sept. 7, 1998 when the 19-year-old went missing.

She was last last seen leaving the 7-Eleven store in Revelstoke in the company of three females — none of whom has come forward to help in the search for Wolgram. Their identities remain unknown.

The missing children’s society said it will pay a $10,000 reward to anyone who can identify any or all of the girls who were with Wolgram that night.

The society said it considers the three girl companions to be “a key to the case.”

Why the three have not come forward is a mystery.

“I have gone through a thousand scenarios as to why they have not come forward,” said Sheryl Wolgram.

Another $10,000 reward is being offered to anyone who can provide information on Wolgram’s whereabouts.

The society is making the offer as part of National Missing Children’s Day, which is being marked today.

Each year in Canada, 60,000 children are reported missing — most either runaways or victims of parental abductions.

Revelstoke Mounties said they received one report from a hunter who said he saw Wolgram walking along an isolated logging road about a day before she was reported missing.

The man described her clothing, something that has yet to be made public.

The black 1989 Acura Integra which Wolgram had bought four months before she went missing was later found abandoned on a forestry road.

Wolgram had lived with her parents in Revelstoke and worked part-time at a McDonald’s restaurant and full-time at a gas station.

She had many good friends who police say are helping with the investigation.

Anyone with information about Wolgram or the three mystery women is asked to call this tip line: 1-800-661-6160.

Illustration:
• Photo: Companion 1
• Color Photo: BRIANNE WOLGRAM. . . vanished
• Photo: Companion 2

Thank you to Sandra and Barb (PNG News Research Library).

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