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Story of Jean Sampare

Jean Virginia Sampare, 18, was one of six kids in her family. Her family calls her Ginny. On Oct. 14, 1971 her cousin Alvin saw her for the last time.


She was standing near a bridge on Highway 16, outside her hometown, Gitsegukla, British Columbia.


More than 40 years later, New Hazelton RCMP have not solved the missing persons case, and it’s been a decade since they gathered DNA samples from Sampare’s siblings.