Remembering the disappearance of Lindsey Nicholls

Comox Valley

2023-07-13 07:05 PDT

File # 1993-10083

Comox Valley RCMP is issuing a heartfelt plea to the public as we mark the 30th anniversary of the disappearance of Lindsey Nicholls in the Comox Valley.

Lindsey Nicholls vanished under mysterious circumstances on August 2, 1993. She was last seen walking down Royston Road, wearing blue jeans, a khaki top, and white canvas shoes. Despite exhaustive efforts by dedicated investigators, her whereabouts and the circumstances surrounding her case remain unknown.

Lindsey Nicholls, blonde hair and green eyes.  Two photos, one is an age enhanced photo to 30yrs.

"Lindsey’s disappearance remains an active and ongoing investigation. This case has never been forgotten," said Cpl. Matt Holst, Comox Valley RCMP Major Crime Unit. "Tips continue to come in, and each one is diligently followed up. The passage of three decades has not diminished our determination to find answers and provide closure to Lindsey's family and friends who have endured an agonizing wait for resolution."

To mark this significant milestone, Lindsey’s mom, Judy Peterson is launching a renewed campaign to generate tips and draw attention to Lindsey's case. High-visibility billboards will be strategically placed in prominent areas in the Comox Valley. We hope that these billboards will serve as a powerful reminder to the public and encourage anyone with information to come forward.

Someone out there knows something and I’m hoping this exposure will convince them to come forward with any piece of information that could help us, said Judy Peterson. We all love her so much and the not knowing is so difficult she added.

Lindsey's family has demonstrated unwavering determination and resilience. In response to Lindsey’s disappearance, Judy Peterson tirelessly advocated for the inclusion of a missing person index within the national DNA databank. Her efforts led to the passing of "Lindsey's Law," a ground-breaking piece of legislation that has played a pivotal role in identifying unidentified remains and resolving numerous missing persons cases, providing much-needed closure to grieving families.

The Comox Valley RCMP and Lindsey’s family is calling upon members of the media, community leaders, and residents to join hands and amplify our collective voice. By increasing awareness through news coverage, and social media, we can revitalize public attention and, potentially, unveil new leads that may have been overlooked in the past.

Anyone with information about Lindsey’s disappearance is asked to call the Comox Valley RCMP at (250) 338-1321.

Media Availability: Judy Peterson is inviting the media to join her at the Comox Valley RCMP Detachment after putting up the billboards on Saturday July 15th, 2023 at 2:00 p.m.

Released by:

Cst. Monika Terragni
Media Relations Officer
Comox Valley RCMP
800 Ryan Rd, Courtenay, BC V9N 7T1
Office: 250-338-1321
Fax: 250-338-6781


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