Missing Children Society of Canada

Missing Children Society of Canada

November 16, 2010 17:26 ET

Missing Children Society of Canada: Slough Searched for Prince George Missing Teen

MCSC organizes ground and water search for Lucas Degerness

PRINCE GEORGE, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Nov. 16, 2010) - The Missing Children Society of Canada (MCSC) spear-headed a search of the Hudson's Bay slough on Sunday in the organization's ongoing investigation into the disappearance of Prince George teen Lucas Degerness. Lucas went missing on June 7, 2007 and at that time was living only a short distance from the slough area. MCSC's search was prompted by recently received information on Luc's suspicious disappearance.

MCSC's coordinated effort brought together several search partners including the Prince George RCMP. One search partner used specialized sonar and radar equipment which allowed trained professionals to accomplish a detailed search of the slough and surrounding area.

"As a result of the search, a key area of question in Lucas' case was thoroughly investigated," explained Maria Sbert, Director of MCSC's Investigation Unit. "The findings have been turned over to the RCMP."

Following the conclusion of yesterday's search, Lucas' mother, Georgina Degerness released the following statement:

"I want to thank MCSC for the search of the Hudson's Bay slough along with their search partners. I send my thoughts and prayers to all the families and friends with missing loved ones. Thank you also to the RCMP and Cst. Alison Raju for their continued support. Anyone with information on my son or any of our missing kids call MCSC toll free at 1-800-661-6160. Thank you everyone for your help."

MCSC is a non-profit organization dedicated to the active search for abducted and missing children. If anyone has information regarding the disappearance of Lucas Degerness or any other missing children, please contact MCSC confidentially at 1-800-661-6160 toll free or tips@mcsc.ca. MCSC investigator Dan Picken can be reached directly at 1-800-661-6160 EXT 229 OR contact Prince George RCMP at (250) 561-3300.

About MCSC

Since 1986, the Missing Children Society of Canada has been reuniting missing children with their searching families through professional investigations, public awareness and family support programs. MCSC's team of former police detectives and trained investigators work closely with law enforcement while conducting frontline, hands-on investigative and search activities.

Contact Information

  • Missing Children Society of Canada
    Maria Sbert
    Director, Investigation Unit
    403.291.0705 ext. 234 or Cell: 403.988.5308


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