Candle vigil brings missing persons case to light

Photo: Around 100 residents march to the New Frontier Bar to help bring Abigail Andrews back home – Christine Rumleskie/


By Christine Rumleskie


A sea of candles lit the way for more than 100 people who attended a vigil for a missing Fort St. John woman on Wednesday.

It was an effort to shed light on Abigail Andrews’ disappearance. Abigail went missing on April 7th, and was last seen leaving her apartment on 99th avenue.

Her aunt, Beth Cobbett, is pleading with the public, and is asking anyone with any bit of information to contact the RCMP.

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Cobbett says Abigail’s disappearance is completely out of character, and the family believes foul play is involved.

Vigil participants met in Centennial park, where candles were distributed and lit.

The march led down 100th street, and eventually ended at the New Frontier Bar, where Abigail worked.

Abigail’s cousin, Delilah Andrews disputes any claims that Abigail was in with the wrong crowd.

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Once inside the bar, a photo slideshow displayed pictures of Abigail, and Connie Greyeyes sang a song called "Women’s Warrior."

Cobbett says Abigail’s parents didn’t attend the event because it was too difficult for them.

Abigail’s brother, Judah Andrews, says he was surprised with the amount of people who took part in the vigil.

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Police have released few details about the investigation to date.

Abigail Andrews is described as six feet tall, 200 pounds, with brown hair. She has hazel eyes and a tattoo of tribal art on her lower back. She was last seen wearing a black mid-length, belted trench coat, dark pants and black sequined ballet flats.


Photo: Residents leave their candles burning outside of the New Frontier Bar on Wednesday evening – Christine Rumleskie/

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