Example: [Collected on the Internet, 2001]
Jessica Koopmans went missing from her front yard in North Lethbridge on Friday,
Jessica is 5 years old. She is
We are hoping that this will make it to as many people as possible in Alberta and the surrounding area so that her mom, Sylvia; her dad, Darren and all of her relatives and friends will see that sparkling smile once more. We haven't given up hope that she is out there somewhere and we will get her back.
If you have any information or if you see Jessica please contact the Lethbridge City Police at
Origins: This missing child alert was true; unfortunately, the missing child has since turned up dead.
On the evening of
After a massive search of the area turned up nothing, police converted the case from a search and rescue initiative to a criminal investigation. Sadly, a week after her disappearance, Jessica's body was found in a farmer's field in Fort Macleod, Alberta,
A family friend, 31-year-old Anthony Harold Gallup, was apprehended on
Barbara "vigil for the Herald angel" Mikkelson
Last updated: 27 March 2005
D'Amour, Mike. "Anger Spills Over." The Calgary Sun. 23 May 2001 (p. 3). Reid, Mark. "Foul Play Feared." Calgary Herald. 8 May 2001 (p. A1). Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. "Missing Girl's Body Found in Alberta Field." 12 May 2001. Canadian Press. "City Scoured for Missing Girl." The Edmonton Sun. 6 May 2001 (p. A4).