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Kitigan Zibi keeps ‘hope alive’ on 15th anniversary of girls’ disappearance – CBC

Sep 06, 2023

Shannon Alexander and Maisy Odjick went missing in 2008

Fifteen years ago to the day, Shannon Alexander and Maisy Odjick were seen for the last time in Maniwaki, Que.

Every year since, members of Kitigan Zibi Anishinābeg First Nation have gathered to commemorate the anniversary.

At this year’s gathering on Wednesday, Odjick’s mother Laurie said she still feels “an emptiness.”

“You live with it every day, and you just learn to cope better,” she said. “Hope is what keeps me going.”

The two girls were last seen at Alexander’s home in Maniwaki on the morning of Sept. 6, 2008, according to the Sûreté du Québec (SQ).

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