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Story of Jennifer Furminger

Jennifer was 28 years old when she disappeared from Downtown Eastside Vancouver around December 27th, 1999.

She had developed an addiction to cocaine and was involved in sex trafficking to support her habit. Sadly, DNA, clothing, and blood belonging to Jennifer was discovered on the pig farm of serial killer Robert Pickton who has since self-reported murdering 49 sex workers, many of them indigenous. It is believed that Jennifer was one of his victims.

Jennifer was adopted by a non-native family as a toddler. Her home has been described by friends as “loving” but Jennifer struggled with her identity being the only Native in her family and community. She was an artist and a beloved friend. May Jennifer rest in peace.


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