Photos of Echo Lake Road, Akolkolex, and Brianne’s car

7 Mar

These photos belong to Sheryl Wolgram. They were taken in the spring of 1999.

Echo Lake Road

Echo Lake Road. Brianne's car was found in the gully just up ahead, to the right.

Side of the road where Brianne's car was found.

Side of the road where Brianne's car went down.

Cliff looking down at where Brianne's car was found.

Cliff looking down at where Brianne's car was found.

Site where Brianne's car was found.

Site where Brianne's car was found.

Site where Brianne's car was found.

Site where Brianne's car was found.

6 miles south of Revelstoke - Back of Mt. MacPherson

6 miles south of Revelstoke - Back of Mt. MacPherson

6 miles south of Revelstoke - Back of Mt. Begbie

6 miles south of Revelstoke - Back of Mt. Begbie

Brianne's car at home.

Brianne's car at home.

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Meeting with RCMP

3 Mar

I am meeting with Revelstoke RCMP on March 17, 2011.

The purpose of this meeting (for me) is to get answers to some long-standing questions.

Excerpt from email:

“I would be more then willing to sit down and meet with you and learn what information you have gathered. I will let you know that due to this still being an ongoing investigation, we cannot provide you with any information, but we can take what you have an cross reference anything on our end.”

I am really hoping they are able to elaborate on details they have already given to the public/media over the last 12.5 years. Though many of us would like previously unreleased information, I’m sure I will not get that far. So, I am in the midst of making a list. If you have anything you would like me to add, please do not hesitate to comment on this post or contact me.

I will make a post detailing the meeting when I get home on March 17, so please check back. Wish me luck!

Is something wrong with this picture?

28 Feb

For a long time, I’ve been confused about the sketches of the “three girls”. Here’s why:

These sketches are used as three different females widely throughout the media:

Sketches from "Gone, without a trace Article"

Brianne Wolgram Poster

Then, I keep seeing this:

Two Girls - Sketches

These four pictures have been explained as only two girls. The caption below reads “Composite drawings of two of three girls last seen with Brianne”. The two on the left are from one sketch artist and witness, the two on the right are from another sketch artist and witness. The two witnesses lived in different cities; one was hypnotized in Vancouver, the other in Edmonton. The pairs are similar in appearance, which suggests the two witnesses were describing the same girls.

I’ve rearranged the photos below for visual representation:

Sketches of Two Girls (Rearranged)

Mainly, what I find strange is that the posters and articles that are widely circulated (top) are using three of these sketches for three different girls, but here we only see two girls.

Why, when, and how did these sketches turn into three different females?

2010 in review

4 Jan

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.

Crunchy numbers

Featured image

A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 9,500 times in 2010. That’s about 23 full 747s.

 

In 2010, there were 37 new posts, not bad for the first year! There were 49 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 17mb. That’s about 4 pictures per month.

The busiest day of the year was May 16th with 930 views. The most popular post that day was Photos.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were facebook.com, revelstokecurrent.com, unsolvedcanada.ca, en.wordpress.com, and bloglovin.com.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for brianne wolgram, brianne wolgram, 19, brianne wolgram blog, what happened to brianne wolgram, and http://www.findbrianne.wordpress.com.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.

1

Photos May 2010

2

About Brianne April 2010

3

The Car May 2010
1 comment

4

Contact April 2010
3 comments

Lindsey’s Law Petition – Missing Person DNA Databank

16 Dec

Petition site: http://www.gopetition.com/petition/41301.html

 

We are fascinated by the forensic science dramatized in TV shows like CSI, but did you know that Canadian investigators do not have the capability to compare the DNA of missing persons to found human remains? Canada has a crime scene and a convicted offender DNA databank, but it is used only to identify criminals, not to link DNA from missing persons with unidentified remains.
Although the software, technology and infrastructure for a missing person databank are in place, the government has been stonewalling its implementation for almost ten years, citing legal and jurisdictional issues. However, the delay really has more to do with lab resources and funding.

For nearly a decade, federal and provincial governments have debated, studied, analyzed and submitted reports. While they form endless committees and fight over who will be responsible and who will pay, human remains in coroners’ offices across Canada continue to be unidentified. My 14-year old daughter, Lindsey Jill Nicholls, vanished in 1993, and I remember the very moment I realized that her remains could be among those unidentified samples. I have the right to know if my daughter’s body has been found, and Lindsey deserves justice and a proper burial.

To this end, I have lobbied for the passage of what has come to be known as Lindsey’s Law, which would allow investigators to collect DNA from missing persons or their close relatives and compare it to DNA from crime scenes and unidentified human remains
The quest for a missing persons DNA databank is not just about giving comfort to family members of the missing, however; it is also about the safety of your family and of all Canadians. Until remains are identified, the police cannot begin an investigation, so if Lindsey was abducted and murdered, her murderer is still out there.

Public Safety Minister Vic Toews is responsible for the existing DNA databank. I urge you to contact him as well as your local MP and tell them that Canadians support Lindsey’s Law and want a missing person and found human remains DNA databank. Please tell Mr. Toews to act quickly, as recommended by both the Senate and the Public Safety Committees.

This will not only help bring comfort and the possibility of closure to thousands of family members, it could also identify serial murders and make our country a safer place.

 

 

The Province – Mom still shines a light for missing daughter

7 Sep

Burning candle, poster campaign keep hope alive 12 years after Brianne Wolgram vanished

BY CHERYL CHAN, THE PROVINCE SEPTEMBER 7, 2010

Twelve years after Brianne Wolgram disappeared, Sheryl Wolgram still lights a candle and puts it on the window sill — a beacon to bring her missing daughter back home.

“I put it on the porch window facing the direction where she went missing and I let it burn all night so it’ll guide her way home,” said Sheryl, 61, fighting back tears.

The Revelstoke teen was only 19 when she vanished on Sept. 5, 1998, last seen at 11:30 p.m. outside a 7-Eleven store in the company of three unidentified girls about her age.

Five days later, her black Acura Integra was found on a logging road near Akolkolex Falls, about a 45-minute drive from her house. Her keys were in the ignition; her ID and cash found in the glove compartment.

The non-profit group Missing Children Society of Canada (MCSC) conducted a poster campaign in Revelstoke over the Labour Day weekend, canvassing the area and renewing pleas for information that might give a clue to Brianne’s disappearance, which still haunts her family and friends.

Sheryl still relives the events, which “feel as if they happened yesterday,” recounting how she was awakened by a phone call by Brianne’s friend Kristi Cain at 3:30 a.m., the heart-pounding drive she took around town trying to spot Brianne’s car and the panicked calls to family and friends.

Sheryl said she is sure Brianne, who worked at McDonald’s and a Super Save gas station, did not run away and did not hurt herself.

Brianne worked a shift at the gas station that afternoon. Co-workers later reported she seemed upset and broke down into tears. Later on that evening, she made plans with Cain to meet up at 11 p.m.

The three girls last seen with Brianne haven’t come forward and haven’t been identified, which baffles Sheryl considering Revelstoke is a small, tight-knit community.

“Maybe Brianne went to a party with them. Maybe an accident happened. Maybe that’s why they never came forward because they’re afraid,” said Sheryl.

“I just wish if it was an accident that the people would come forward and let us know what happened.”

Her husband Cliff, a retired Canadian Pacific Railway engineer, is clinging to the thought that their only daughter is alive, said Sheryl: “Until he sees it, she isn’t dead. He wants the proof.”

Sheryl herself had a moment two days after Brianne went missing, sitting outside on the porch, when “my heart fell into my stomach and I felt she was no longer with us.”

But despite her fears, Sheryl said she still has hope, citing stories she has heard where some girls get found after over 12 years.

“We can never be sure,” said Sheryl. “But until we have proof she is no longer with us, then we still can’t give up hope that she is still alive and out there.”

Anyone with information can call MCSC anonymously at 1-800-661-6160 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. chchan@theprovince.com

http://www.twitter.com/cherylchan

Posted with permission. Courtesy The Province

Crime Stoppers News

6 Sep

Our friends at Revelstoke Crime Stoppers have just received confirmation that the new Brianne Wolgram posters have been forwarded to members of Crime Stoppers International, Canada Crime Stoppers, BC Crime Stoppers programs, and other social networking programs for distribution.

Someone please do the right thing and make that ANONYMOUS call to Crime Stoppers: 1.800.222.TIPS (8477).

Big thanks to Roberta and the rest of the Crime Stoppers team.

Article – CBC: Still no trace…

5 Sep

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/british-columbia/story/2010/09/05/bc-brianne-wolgram-missing.html

Last Updated: Sunday, September 5, 2010 | 12:33 PM PT

The parents of a young woman missing since 1998 are hoping a campaign by the Missing Children Society will lead to information about their daughter.

Brianne Wolgram, 19, disappeared on the night of Sept. 5, 1998. The Revelstoke, B.C., resident was supposed to meet a friend at a local convenience store but she never showed up.

Her car, a black Acura Integra with distinctive gold rims, was found five days later on a logging road.

Her parents, Sheryl and Cliff Wolgram, say they’ve lived a “hellish nightmare” for the last 12 years.

“If there is anybody out there who knows anything, just give Crime Stoppers … a call. It’s all I can say. I want to bring Brianne home,” Sheryl Wolgram said.

The Missing Children Society is conducting a poster campaign in Revelstoke over the Labour Day weekend in an effort to jog people’s memories about the case.

Wolgram hopes the posters will help them find information about Brianne’s whereabouts.

“Every time we put posters out, it is just like it happened yesterday.”

Dan Picken, an investigator with the non-profit organization, said the campaign is a good chance to reach people who may have been vacationing in the area when Wolgram disappeared.

“Someone knows what happened to Brianne,” he said.

“It’s been a long, long time. [The family has] not given up. They’d like some answers. I think we can all feel their pain when it comes to having a child missing,” he said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Missing Children Society at 1-800-661-6160 or Crime Stoppers 1-800-222-8477.

CTV British Columbia – Family renews search for daughter missing 12 years – CTV News

4 Sep

CTV British Columbia – Family renews search for daughter missing 12 years – CTV News.

Crime Stoppers – New Poster Campaign

2 Sep

Here is the new poster from Crime Stoppers.

Remember, you are completely anonymous when calling in tips to Crime Stoppers. I’ve also attached an image with details on how calling in to Crime Stoppers works.

Click images to enlarge:

Brianne Wolgram - New Poster

Brianne Wolgram - New Poster

Crime Stoppers - How it Works

Crime Stoppers - How it Works

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