Velma Duncan
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Age 18
Race First Nations
Sex Female
Location Williams Lake,
British Columbia
Disappeared May 3 or 4, 1972
Missing for 49 years
Height 5'1"
Weight 110 - 120 pounds
Classification Suspected homicide

Velma Marie Duncan (born April 4, 1954), who was also known as Thelma, was a young woman who disappeared a few days after an argument with her common-law spouse.

Background

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Velma was a member of the Stswecem’c Xgatem Nation (Also known as the Canoe Creek Indian Band). She'd previously attended a residential school near Kamloops, British Columbia.

Velma was the youngest of eleven children. Her family said she was happy and loved to tease others. Isidore Kalelest, Velma's brother, does not recall her being depressed or having any major problems at the time of her disappearance.

Case

In April 1972, Velma left the Gang Ranch (also known as Canoe Creek) area after a dispute with her common-law spouse. She travelled to Williams Lake via hitchhiking and arrived at her sister's residence in early May 1972. Velma and her sister visited the downtown core of Williams Lake, where Velma was last seen entering a bar.

Since Velma's disappearance, no Canadian or American services have been utilized under her name and she has not contacted loved ones. The only belongings Velma had with her at the time was pocket money. Her wallet, ID, an uncashed cheque, and other personal belongings were left at her residence.

The investigation into Velma's disappearance was relatively alive until the death of her common-law spouse. Isidore believes Velma was murdered and their mother has since passed away.

Characteristics

  • Brown eyes.
  • Long, brown hair typically worn in a bun.
  • Velma was four months pregnant with twins.

Sources

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