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Taunton author of book on New Bedford Highway Serial killer to appear in Raynham

It was almost 30 years ago when the bodies of nine murdered young women were discovered, one after another, buried along highways emanating from New Bedford.

The victims shared a common problem with drug addiction. Some had a history of prostitution. They were vulnerable.

Two other women who shared that profile also went missing during that same period. Their bodies were never recovered.

Maureen Boyle was a New Bedford Standard Times crime beat reporter at the time and was the first to discern that this wasn’t just a missing persons’ case.

Those suspicions were fully realized that November as the body count mounted.

The New Bedford Highway serial killer was never caught – though two suspects emerged from the intense investigation.

Boyle’s new book, “Shallow Graves: The Hunt for the New Bedford Highway Serial Killer,” published by ForeEdge/University Press of New England, chronicles the case from its beginnings.

And the book, her

Read more at: http://www.tauntongazette.com/news/20171122/author-of-book-on-new-bedford-highway-serial-killer-to-appear-in-raynham

Highway of Tears needs better public transit, community members say

Scheck, like many residents of small communities along Hwy. 16 in central British Columbia, can’t afford to live in Smithers but also can’t find work — or even buy groceries — in his town. If he were able to work five days a week, he estimates he’d take home an extra $400 a month.

The province launched the $5-a-trip bus route from Burns Lake to Smithers in June. It also started a route from Prince George to Burns Lake, which operates Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. A route that connects Smithers and nearby Moricetown has operated since January.

Still, advocates say the service is only a patchwork, and it arrived more than a decade after families and Indigenous advocates called on the government to provide public transportation along a notorious stretch of Hwy. 16 known as the Highway of Tears.

The RCMP says 18 women have gone missing or have been murdered on the

Read more at: https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2017/10/01/highway-of-tears-needs-more-public-transit-community-members-say.html

Skepticism and hope as national MMIWG hearings come to BC’s Highway of Tears

Gladys Radek has spent a lot of time walking since her niece Tamara Chipman disappeared 12 years ago.

She’s marched across the country to speak in the House of Commons about her niece and other missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.

She’s also walked the Highway of Tears, the stretch of Highway 16 between Prince George and Prince Rupert, B.C., where Chipman was last seen.

On Monday, Radek completed what she says will be her final walk: a 300-kilometre journey from Prince Rupert to Smithers where she will testify at the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.

“The first walk that we did was to demand a national inquiry, so now that we have this national inquiry, what we’ll be doing is we’ll be walking into those

Read more at: https://ca.news.yahoo.com/skepticism-hope-national-mmiwg-hearings-090000784.html

Skepticism and hope as national MMIWG hearings come to BC’s Highway of Tears

Gladys Radek has spent a lot of time walking since her niece Tamara Chipman disappeared 12 years ago.

She’s marched across the country to speak in the House of Commons about her niece and other missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls.

She’s also walked the Highway of Tears, the stretch of Highway 16 between Prince George and Prince Rupert, B.C., where Chipman was last seen.

On Monday, Radek completed what she says will be her final walk: a 300-kilometre journey from Prince Rupert to Smithers where she will testify at the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.

Gladys Radek

Gladys Radek holds a photo of her niece Tamara Chipman, who disappeared in 2005 along Highway 16 in northern B.C. The 700-kilometre stretch of highway between Prince George and Prince Rupert has been dubbed the Highway of Tears because of the number of women and

Read more at: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/mmiwg-hearings-smithers-1.4303888

Author of book on New Bedford Highway Serial killer to appear at Wareham Free Library

It was almost 30 years ago when the bodies of nine murdered young women were discovered, one after another, buried along highways emanating from New Bedford.

The victims shared a common problem with drug addiction. Some had a history of prostitution. They were vulnerable.

Two other women who shared that profile also went missing during that same period. Their bodies were never recovered.

Maureen Boyle was a New Bedford Standard Times crime beat reporter at the time and was the first to discern that this wasn’t just a missing persons’ case.

Those suspicions were fully realized that November as the body count mounted.

The New Bedford Highway serial killer was never caught – though two suspects emerged from the intense investigation.

Boyle’s new book, “Shallow Graves: The Hunt for the New Bedford Highway Serial Killer,” published by ForeEdge/University Press of New England, chronicles the case from its beginnings.

And the book, her

Read more at: http://wareham.wickedlocal.com/news/20170919/author-of-book-on-new-bedford-highway-serial-killer-to-appear-at-wareham-free-library

Former ST reporter’s book explores highway killings, the families and why case wasn’t solved

NEW BEDFORD — She’d tried writing about the killings.

The unsolved murders of 9 women and the disappearance of two others haunted her. One by one their bodies were discarded along the highways in Greater New Bedford. As a reporter for The Standard-Times in the 1980s, Maureen Boyle was there every step of the way.

She knew the cops, the prosecutors, the families.

She tried writing their stories in 2000-2001, but passages would not come together and she put it aside.

Then, long after she turned in her reporter’s notebooks for a teacher’s desk, Holly Cardoza sat in one of Boyle’s journalism classes at Stonehill College. Neither woman knew about the connection they shared.

Something that Boyle had said about the killings struck a nerve with Cardoza. Holly’s aunt, Marilyn Cardoza Roberts, was one of the victims who remained missing. Holly Cardoza, now a

Read more at: http://www.southcoasttoday.com/news/20170902/former-s-t-reporters-book-explores-highway-killings-families-and-why-case-wasnt-solved

Crime Stoppers: One of the youngest of the known victims along Highway of Tears

On the evening of February 2, 2006 14-year-old Aielah Saric Auger said goodbye to her mother. That goodbye would be the last.

After going to the mall with her brother and sister, Aielah went to a friend’s house for a sleepover.

She enjoyed an everyday part of growing up, except her sleepover ended in tragedy.

Overnight, she was spotted walking north, in the 2100 block Quince Street

Video surveillance shows Aielah walking towards her home and passing the Save-On-Foods gas bar at 100- 1600 15th avenue at around 1 a.m.

Her family plastered missing posters all over downtown Prince George. Tragically, eight days after her sleepover – her young- lifeless body was found dumped in a ditch off highway 16, infamously known as the “highway of tears”

READ MORE: A list of the victims along B.C.’s Highway of Tears

At just 14 years old, Aielah is the second youngest of the known victims along the

Read more at: https://globalnews.ca/news/3569520/crime-stoppers-one-of-the-youngest-of-the-known-victims-along-highway-of-tears/

Long-awaited bus service along BC ‘Highway of Tears’ prepares for launch

Mary Teegee has spent over two decades wondering how things could have ended up differently for her cousin if she’d had access to safe transit.

In 1994, Ramona Wilson went missing while hitchhiking near the central B.C. town of Smithers. Ten months later, her body was found, adding her name to the list of 18 women since 1969 who have been killed or went missing along that same stretch of Highway 16 from Prince Rupert to Prince George — commonly referred to as the “Highway of Tears.”

To this day, Wilson’s family is far from solving her murder, but Teegee says they’re not the only ones left with a lack of closure.

“We’d definitely still like to find out what happened,” she says, “but we can’t forget the other families where they haven’t found the remains of their loved ones. There’s still a threat out there, and we can’t forget that.”

A

Read more at: http://globalnews.ca/news/3537644/long-awaited-bus-service-along-b-c-highway-of-tears-prepares-for-launch/

Up To 50 Girls And Women Have Been Murdered On The Highway Of Tears

The Highway of Tears, which is the subject of this week’s Martinis Murder podcast, is a 450-mile stretch that cuts through dense forests in British Columbia, from Prince George to Prince Rupert. But it’s not the rugged terrain that has earned the highway its sad name. Since 1969, women and girls—most of them indigenous—have been murdered or have vanished. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police officially link 18 cases to the Highway of Tears, but The New York Times writes that relatives and activists say the total is closer to 50. And the vast majority of the cases remain unsolved. 

There are many small towns along the Highway of Tears, and a combination of poverty with a lack of public transportation has made hitchhiking one of the only ways that some people can get around, which has contributed to the problem. Among the victims:

Monica Ignas was 14. She was last seen walking

Read more at: http://www.oxygen.com/blogs/up-to-50-girls-and-women-have-been-murdered-on-the-highway-of-tears

Highway Of Tears Improvements: Bus Shelters, Webcams Installed

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The province says four new webcams are up and running and six new bus shelters have been installed along Highway 16 to help improve safety for those taking the route.

The government said the new highway cameras complement three new webcam views that were activated on the highway in Smithers over the summer.

The webcams are meant to increase the safety and visibility of pedestrians and motorists along the road, also known as the Highway of Tears.

It’s part of a $5 million plan to improve safety along the 800-kilometre stretch of highway, where dozens of women are believed to have disappeared over the past several decades.

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