Five Years to the Day – Help us find Madison Scott


2016-05-27 12:19 PDT

File # 2011-4852

On Saturday May 28th, 2011 every parent’s nightmare became a reality for the Scott family of Vanderhoof.

photo is of missing person Madison Scott

On Friday May 27th, 2011, 20 year old Madison Scott attended a party at Hogsback Lake which is a Forest Service Campsite located approximately 25 kilometers South of Vanderhoof. Maddy parked her white 1990 Ford F150 pick-up truck and pitched her tent nearby as she was camping there with a group of new found friends, from Vanderhoof. The group was celebrating a friendʼs birthday and at the end of the evening, Maddy was left on her own in her tent. Everyone else left the party by 4 am.

On May 28th, 2011, something happened between 4 am - 8:30 a.m. that led to Maddyʼs disappearance; foul play is suspected and Maddy remains missing despite a vigorous and in depth RCMP investigation and ongoing efforts by family and friends.

We know someone out there knows something about the disappearance, but either won’t, or can’t tell us what happened to Maddy. We are asking any individual who has information and has not already come forward to contact the police or Crimestoppers stated lead investigator Cst. Tom Wamsteeker of the North District Major Crime Unit.

In support of the on-going investigative efforts, the RCMP are releasing a video that provides a previous re-enactment, private reward and information the public needs to know to help with our investigation.

Transcript [re-enactment]

The RCMP needs your help. We believe someone has information that can help[ solve the 2011 disappearance of 20 year old Madison Scott.

Madison or Maddy as she is known to her family and friends is from Vanderhoof, BC located approx. 98 km west of Prince George. On Friday May 27, 2011 she left to attend a party at Hogsback Lake approximately 25 km south of Vanderhoof. The area is a former forestry campsite, which also has a parking lot and boat launch area.

The police investigation has determined that Maddy parked her off-white 1990s model F-150 pickup truck at Hogsback Lake and she set up her two-tone blue tent by her truck

She connected with friends and others at the party. She was last seen by those at the party around 3:00 a.m Saturday May 28th.

Madison is described as 5 foot 4, 160 lbs, with ginger hair. She was last seen wearing a black t-shirt and blue jean Capri pants.

The Scott Family have issued a private reward of up to $100,000 for information that will lead to the arrest and conviction of the individual or individuals responsible for her disappearance.

Investigators believe that additional information is out there that will be useful as they continue to try to piece together Madison’s movements and actions prior to disappearing. Call the Vanderhoof RCMP at (250) 567-2222. Or if you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS/

The Scott family would like to thank the community and RCMP for their continued support in our search for answers regarding the disappearance of Madison Scott.

The Maddy Scott family team will be holding the 5th annual Poker Ride at Hogsback Lake this Saturday May 28th, 2016, and we encourage everyone to come and participate as we continue our search for answers.

If you have information we ask you to call the Vanderhoof RCMP at (250) 567-2222 or if you wish to remain anonymous call CrimeStopers at 1-800-222-TIPS. 


Released by

Cpl. D.J. (Dave) Tyreman
District Advisory NCO (Media Relations)
North District
4020 5th Avenue, Prince George B.C. V2M 7E7
Office: 250-561-3166
Cell: 250-301-3521




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