Wednesday, September 26, 2012 - 5:25 PM
By Julie O'Connor
Prince George, BC
Members of the E-PANA investigative team were in Prince George today to further discuss their announcement into 18 cases of missing and murdered women in northern BC.
Inspector Gary Shinkaruk says since their announcement yesterday about Bobby Jack Fowler being linked to the death of Colleen MacMillen in 1974, they've received a number of calls in regards to information about Fowler and his presence in BC in the 70s.
"We've gotten a tremendous amount of response. We've gotten over a hundred calls and tips. We've gotten calls from all over BC, we've been getting calls from the States, and we fully expect there's going to be more coming."
Shinkaruk says putting Fowler to the Highway 16 corridor is of great importance to the RCMP, but they need more information.
He says there's a large gap in time in which they don't know where he was.
At one point in time he escaped from jail in the States and nobody knew where he was, and Shinkaruk says since there is large periods of time where Fowler was not in contact with the police, it makes them wonder where he was.
If you have any information you can contact your local RCMP detachment or Crimestoppers.