Article – Missing Children Society to conduct Brianne Wolgram investigation over long weekend

2 Sep

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UPDATE: Missing Children Society to conduct Brianne Wolgram investigation over long weekend

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Sheryl Wolgram displays one of the new posters to be displayed as part of a new initiative to solve the case of the disappearance of Brianne Wolgram.

Aaron Orlando/Times Review
By Alex Cooper – Revelstoke Times Review
Published: August 26, 2010 4:00 AM
Updated: August 31, 2010 10:16 AM
Twelve-years after her daughter Brianne went missing, Sheryl Wolgram still wants to know what happened.

“We’re hoping but who knows. You never what the heck’s going to happen,” she said. “After 12 years you wonder if somebody’s going to talk, they would have talked before. Maybe as you get older you get a little bit of a guilty conscience and maybe somebody will come forward.”

In the hopes of jogging people’s memories and getting someone to come forward, the Missing Children Society of Canada (MCSC) will be conducting investigations in the Revelstoke area this long weekend, on the 12th anniversary of Brianne’s disappearance.

Brianne disappeared on Saturday, Sept. 5, 1998, when she was only 19. She was last seen that night before 11:30pm at the 7-11 store in Revelstoke. She was driving her black 1989 Acura Integra, with its distinctive gold rims and was bearing B.C. license plates GMN 661.

Brianne had made plans to meet a friend and go to one of many parties happening that Labour Day long weekend. She was never seen again. Brianne’s vehicle was found five days later on a logging road south of Revelstoke.

Her disappearance shocked the community and many search parties were formed to look for her but she has not been found.

The investigation this weekend will consist of a poster campaign (they should already be up) and canvassing by MCSC investigators. People are also asked to contact the society’s toll-free tip line to leave confidential information.

“Someone knows what happened to Brianne,” said Dan Picken, an MCSC Investigator and a former police detective. “We hope that our efforts on the anniversary date will spark someone’s memory of what they saw that weekend. We also have a good chance of reaching people who were vacationing here at the time and who may be returning for the same long weekend. We have to keep trying.”

Sheryl hopes that someone who knows something will come forward. It angers her that there are people with information that won’t talk to the police or anyone else.

“If you have this information, why are you telling people but you’re not doing anything about it?” she said. “You don’t want to get involved? There’s a woman out there missing and you don’t want to get involved? That’s when I get really ticked off.”

Her disappearance has not been forgotten. Several months ago a website was started at http://www.findbrianne.wordpress.com to compile all the articles and information relating to Brianne’s disappearance. A Facebook group titled Brianne Wolgram – We have not forgotten has 1,901 members.

“It takes a community to raise a child and one of our children is missing. We want to know what happened to the sweet blonde girl with the big smile,” said Nelli Richardson, a family friend. “Brianne, wherever you are, be assured we love you and will not give up until we find out what happened that fateful night 12 years ago.”

Sheryl hopes to one day gain closure on the disappearance of her daughter.

“I’m hoping, but who knows. Sometimes that never happens,” she said. “I think unless somebody comes forward, it could be 30 years from now. Who knows?

“I just keep praying that somebody will eventually say something.”

MCSC is a national non-profit organization dedicated to the active search for abducted and missing children. Anyone with information about Brianne’s disappearance is asked to contact MCSC confidentially at 1-800-661-6160 toll-free or at tips@mcsc.ca. MCSC Investigator Dan Picken can be reached directly at 403-291-0705 ext. 229. You can also contact CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or the Revelstoke RCMP at 250-837-5255.

MISSING: Brianne WOLGRAM

Missing Since: Sept. 5, 1998

Labour Day Long Weekend

Missing From: Revelstoke, B.C.

Date of Birth: March 25, 1979

Current Age: 31 years

Eyes: Blue

Hair: Light Brown

Height: 5’ 2”

Weight: 130 lb

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