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Author Topic: Cynthia Frances MAAS, 35 yrs old Missing September 23, 2010 Prince George  (Read 2183 times)

Carol-Lynn

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2010-10-01 09:55 PDT
Prince George RCMP are asking for the public's assistance in locating a missing female.

On September 23, 2010 Cynthia Frances MAAS, 35 yrs old, was reported missing by her friends.  MAAS was last seen on September 10, 2010 in the area of Juniper Street and 19th Avenue in Prince George B.C.

Family and friends are concerned about Cynthia MAAS as she normally has regular contact with them, despite the high risk lifestyle she leads.
 

Cynthia MAAS is described as a native female, 5'2, 115 lbs, has brown eyes and long brown hair.

Police are urging Cynthia MAAS to contact the RCMP or her family and friends to let them know she is safe.

If anyone has information regarding the whereabouts of Cynthia Frances MAAS, they are asked to call the Prince George RCMP at (250)561-3300 or if you would like to remain anonymous, please contact CRIME STOPPERS at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).
 

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Cst. Lesley Smith
Media Relations Officer
Prince George Detachment
999 Brunswick ST, PRINCE GEORGE, V2L 2C3
Office: (250) 561-3321
Fax: (250) 562-8331
Email: bcrcmp@rcmp-grc.gc.ca
« Last Edit: October 13, 2010, 07:55:36 PM by Carol-Lynn »

debbiec

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The woman whose remains were found in Prince George's L. C. Gunn Park on Oct. 8 has been identified as 35-year-old Cynthia Frances Maas. Investigators are classifying her death as a homicide. Maas was last seen alive on Sept. 10.

Mounties had been working to determine the woman's identity since the remains were found by plainclothes officers and a police dog in a wooded area just off Highway 16 a week ago.

Maas was identified through fingerprints, said RCMP spokesman Cpl. Dan Moskaluk late Friday. Her family, who live outside the Prince George area, has been notified.

Moskaluk said 30 to 40 investigators are still on the case.

“We do want the general public to remain vigilant, in particular our more vulnerable citizens," he said.

Police are asking anyone with information to call Prince George RCMP at 250-561-3300, local police or Crime Stoppers, 1-800-222-8477.

Moskaluk said the area around the park where Maas's body was found is "frequented by sex-trade workers" and was being patrolled and searched as part of "attempts to further various missing persons' investigations."

Maas's disappearance and murder is the latest in a lengthy string of tragedies along Highway 16, the so-called Highway of Tears, usually involving women at risk.

Three women have gone missing in Prince George in recent months, and police say two of them, Maas and Natasha Lynn Montgomery, 23, were known to work in the sex trade.

Gladys Radek — organizer of the annual Walk 4 Justice in support of women missing in Vancouver and along Highway 16 in northern B.C. — said the discovery of Maas's remains is "worrisome and very concerning."

"It brings back memories for all the rest of the families and victims of the Highway of Tears," she said.

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Edmonton family in shock after murder victim linked to serial killer

Updated: Wed Oct. 19 2011 18:36:33

Chandra Lye, ctvedmonton.ca

An Edmonton father is in shock after finding out an accused serial killer may have killed his daughter.

The 21-year-old suspect is facing multiple murder charges in Prince George.

One of his alleged victims was Cynthia Maas, whose father lives in Edmonton.

"I'm glad that he got caught and he doesn't have to hurt anymore families out there," Maas' father, Gordon Gladue told CTV.

"I'm glad he'll be punished for it."

Cody Legebokoff has been charged with Maas' murder, as well as the murder of three other women.

Maas moved to Prince George in hopes of turning her life around. She disappeared last October and her body was found a few weeks later.

In a further twist to the case, Legebokoff lived in Lethbridge for 16 months.

Lethbridge police say there was no evidence to suggest he was involved in criminal activity while there.

But RCMP are looking to talk to anyone who had contact with him.

That includes those who connected with him on social media or dating sites
where Legebokoff went by "One Country Boy".

With files from Amanda Anderson

http://edmonton.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20111019/EDM_murderdad_111019/20111019/?hub=EdmontonHome

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well said.

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....After news of the charges being laid against Legebokoff, the family of Cynthia Maas released the following statement:

"I cannot teach you violence, as I do not myself believe in it. I can only teach you not to bow your heads before any one even at the cost of your life-Ghandi"

Our family has come forward publicly to speak on behalf of Cindy and the importance of  recognizing who she was as a person and to highlight the urgency to ensure safety for all women in our society. Cindy had a right to live, to overcome her struggles, to become strong, and to be the mother she wanted to be.
   
The programs in Prince George available for struggling persons are what brought Cindy to Prince George for help. Cindy  was a social victim of disability, ethnicity, class, gender as well as suffering the greatest indignity as a victim of murder, she is a poster child for vulnerability in our society.

We would like Canada to strengthen the human rights of women, to provide policies and legislation which protect the vulnerable in our society. We are asking those in leadership to increase the funding for victims of violence, mental health and addictions.

Our family would like journalists to please refrain from highlighting gender and lifestyle descriptions  as it numbs public empathy and  detracts from  focusing on the  brutal murder, in essence it does not help  to prevent further injustices against women.

We are concerned about all the other unsolved missing and murdered women. Murders do not just harm families but our society is harmed as we forget and are numbed by senseless violence perpetrated against women portrayed as deserving of death.

Our family acknowledges society does not intend to harm the disabled through lack of opportunity, or the aboriginal through racism, or the female through classification and role distribution, but the harm is evident  as women in Canada continue to struggle.

Our family would like to see police around Canada attain the resources they need to solve these crimes as they occur. We would like to thank the investigative team from the RCMP detachment in Prince George who worked diligently and with great sensitivity to our families.

The Maas family

http://www.castanet.net/edition/news-story--3-.htm

 

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