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The Disappearance of Cynthia Martin
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The Disappearance of Cynthia Martin

  • Highway of Tears
  • Indigenous Women
  • Missing

New Hazelton, British Columbia




Cynthia Martin, who also went by Cindy, was 50 years old and a member of the Gitxsan Nation. She worked as a youth worker on the east side of Vancouver. Later Cindy moved to New Hazelton, a village located along Highway 16, to be closer to her mother and her mother’s family.

Cynthia Martin (My Bulkley Lakes Now)

On Sunday, December 23, 2018, Cindy was spending the day with her mother and was last seen leaving her mother’s house that night around 9 pm. She was reported missing the next day when no one had heard from her.

Police and family members began searching for her over the Christmas weekend on the ground and in the air. Although Cindy was not found, her vehicle was discovered abandoned and locked near the Hagwilget Bridge. There was no sign of a struggle in the car and all her belongings were still inside the vehicle. Family and friends have told police that it is out of character for Cindy to have taken off without telling anyone.

Despite finding her car, no leads were ever made in the case and there have been no suspects. Cindy was last seen wearing a grey jacket and dark pants, possibly jeans.

There has been no sign, no sign of Cindy, we just don’t understand where she could have disappeared to.

Sheriden Martin, sister of Cindy Martin (APTN News)

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If you have any sort of information regarding this case, please contact Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or The New Hazelton RCMP at 250-842-5244.


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