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What happened to a Lillooet woman last seen 30 years ago?

Roxanne Fleming of Lillooet was 18 when she disappeared August 23, 1982.
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January 20, 2015 - 9:31 AM

LILLOOET - RCMP are turning their focus once again to the strange disappearance of a Lillooet woman reported missing more than 30 years ago.

Roxanne Fleming was 18 in 1982, described by those who knew her as a vibrant First Nations woman. On August 23 that year she broke her finger and went to the Lillooet District Hospital for care. It was the last time those close to her saw or heard from her and for some reason, nobody thought to tell police she was gone. Years passed before she was reported missing and her disappearance made the local news. After that, there were tips to police of sightings. Mounties followed up on several leads without success.

Fleming would be 50 years old now and her appearance will have changed somewhat. Her brown hair may have greyed. She'll have lines on her face now and crow's feet around her brown eyes. Her slender, 18-year-old frame may have changed as well. The only part of her description to be sure of is she's 5'4" tall. 

Mounties know memories fade and appearances change, so their focus now is on those who may have spoken to Fleming in her last days, who can help them establish a detailed timeline of her movements. Someone could have a piece to the puzzle — even the smallest detail might be enough — to help investigators put an end to this mystery so they can bring peace to Fleming's family and close the file for good.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Roxanne Elaine Fleming is urged to contact their local police, or remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or leaving a tip online at

Roxanne was 18 when she disappeared in 1982. She would be 50 now, and her appearance will have changed.
Roxanne was 18 when she disappeared in 1982. She would be 50 now, and her appearance will have changed.
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