BC RCMP reissues public plea for help on National Missing Children’s Day


2018-05-25 10:17 PDT

The BC RCMP is profiling a historical missing person investigation for a missing child on May 25th for the National Missing Children’s Day, in the hopes that increased public attention may assist with new tips.

It has been 35 years since Joanne PEDERSEN disappeared from Chilliwack, BC and investigators are once again seeking the public’s assistance in solving this 1983 case.

What We Know About Joanne:

Name: Joanne Maria Pedersen was 10 years old at the time of her disappearance, which would make her 46 years old today.

Location: Chilliwack, British Columbia

Details: On February 19th 1983 at approximately 8:20 pm, Joanne was last seen using a public pay-phone on Vedder Road at Watson Road in Chilliwack. Joanne was seen with an unknown adult male only described as wearing a brown jacket. This was the last time Joanne was ever seen again.

Joanne was described as having long, brown hair with brown eyes, 54 inches tall, weighing about 84 pounds. Joanne was last seen wearing a yellow T-shirt with a blue sweater, a pink sleeveless jacket, and tan coloured pants.

The Chilliwack RCMP investigation into the whereabouts of Joanne included an extensive search. Despite an active and on-going investigation, she had never been found.

Ways to Help:

The Chilliwack RCMP, are urging anyone with information to come forward. The drawn picture is an estimated guess of what Joanne may look like when in her older years.

Any information may help the police solve this case, no matter how minor.

The family do not wish to be contacted directly but appreciate any tips you may have to be forwarded to the police for review.

If you have any information you would like to report, please call the Chilliwack RCMP at 1-604-792-4611.

If you would like to remain anonymous, please call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477
or report it online at www.bccrimestoppers.com
 Joanne Pederson as a Child and Age Enhanced Image

Joanne Pederson as a Child and Age Enhanced Image

Released for:

Cpl. Mike Rail
Media Liaison Officer
Upper Fraser Valley Regional Detachment
46326 Airport Road, Chilliwack, B.C. V2P 1A5
Office: 604-702-4017
Fax: 604-702-4045

Email: UFVRD_Media@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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