RCMP to unveil developments in Highway of Tears investigation

The RCMP is expected to announce a major development in the ongoing investigation into the death and disappearance of women along the infamous Highway of Tears.

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VANCOUVER–The RCMP is expected to announce a major development in the ongoing investigation into the death and disappearance of women along the infamous Highway of Tears.

Investigators with Project E-PANA plan to hold a press conference on Tuesday at 11:15 a.m. local time.

The RCMP will also be holding news conferences in Kamloops and Prince George, B.C., on Wednesday.

At least 18 women, the majority of them First Nation, have gone missing or been found murdered along the Highway of Tears, or Hwy 16, which is a desolate stretch of road running between Prince George and Prince Rupert,

B.C. The cases, which date back to 1969, have, for the most part, remained unsolved.

The RCMP said in a release that a call for help will be issued to B.C. residents, Canadians and U.S. residents.

CBC News reported late Monday that one of the killings has been linked to a U.S. man who died in prison in 2006. CBC reported that police used DNA to link the 1974 killing of Colleen MacMillen, 16, to Oregon man Bobby Jack Fowler.

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Before moving to become the APTN News social media producer, Mark was the executive producer for the news in eastern Canada. Before starting with APTN in 2009, Mark worked at CBC Radio and Television in Newfoundland and Labrador and Ottawa.

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