The victims' stories: Colleen MacMillen, Gale Ann Weys and Pamela Darlington

Kamloops Daily News
September 26, 2012 01:00 AM

Colleen MacMillen

Described as a shy but friendly, level-headed and dependable 16-year-old girl, Colleen MacMillen lived with her family in Lac La Hache.

On Aug. 9, 1974, Colleen had decided to hitchhike to her girlfriend's house about six kilometres from where she lived. She walked up to Highway 97 and disappeared.

She was missing for one month when her body was found beside a logging road about 25 kilometres south of 100 Mile House, 46 kilometres south of where she was last seen.

Gale Ann Weys

Gale Ann Weys worked in a service station in Clearwater. On Oct. 19, 1973 police believe the 19-year-old left her job at around 9:30 p.m. to hitchhike along Highway 5 to her parents' house in Kamloops.

Her body was found in a ditch 11 kilometres south of Clearwater in a ditch on April 6, 1974.

Pamela Darlington

The month following Gale's disappearance, Pamela Darlington went missing Nov. 6, 1973, when she was 19. She was last seen at the David Thompson Pub in the company of a man with messy blond hair.

Her body was found the next day by Frank Almond Sr. and his son Frank, who spotted her body at the edge of their property where it bordered Pioneer Park.

The man with the blond hair is also believed to be the driver of an older model white Chrysler four-door spotted racing to beat a train in the vicinity of where Darlington's body was later found.

A passing train crew reported blocking the way of a 1950s off-white Chrysler coming from the park. The driver acted erratically, racing from one train crossing to the next trying to cross the tracks.

No suspect arose from the witnesses' report.


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