Shannon Alexander, 17, disappeared along with her best friend, Maisy Odjick, on September 6, 2008. They were both supposed to be going to a dance on the 5th and planned on spending the night and weekend at Shannon’s house in Maniwaki. It has been confirmed that they went to the Maniwaki arena for the dance that night. Other friends who were at the dance saw the girls leave the arena. The next day, while Maisy slept in, Shannon walked her father to the bus station because he was going to help his son paint in Ottawa. This would be the last time he would see his daughter. When Shannon’s father returned to his apartment, he reportedly found that the girls had left behind their purses, wallets, identifications, and backpacks. Shannon had even left her medication behind. Maisy sent a message to a friend on Facebook that morning, but since then, there have been no signs of the young women. The disappearances were first treated as runaways, but their families do not really believe in this theory. Neither girl was in trouble with the law nor did they lead high-risk lifestyles. At the time of her disappearance, Shannon weighed between 141-145 pounds and had short brown-to-black hair. She is 5’9 tall, has brown eyes, a pockmarked complexion with acne scars, and a thin build. She also has a scar on her left knee, her earlobes are pierced, and she was sometimes wearing a silver necklace with a feather on it. The SQ released an aged-enhanced sketch of what Shannon could look like older. Shannon is described as a very outgoing person who loved to stay physically fit and was looking forward to starting nursing school.
Any information related to this disappearance can be reported anonymously to the Sûreté du Québec info-crime line at 1-800-659-4264.
You can also communicate anonymously with Meurtres et Disparitions Irrésolus du Québec at 819-200-4628 [email protected].
Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women (cbc.ca)