Sudden appeal for help solving 2009 disappearance
Published Saturday, December 17, 2011 6:21PM PST
For the first time since Jodi Henrickson went missing two years ago, police are distributing posters of the B.C. teenager in hopes of finding someone who may have information about what happened to her.
Henrickson vanished early in the morning of June 20, 2009, after going to a house party on Bowen Island, B.C. To date, there have been no arrests linked to her case.
When asked why there is a sudden interest in finding new information, Sgt. Jennifer Pound of the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team told CTV News, "We sometimes know that people have information that they think may be too small, but in cases such as this, there's no information too small."
The posters will be handed out in more than 100 locations, including throughout the Sea-to-Sky corridor, on BC Ferries and on Bowen Island. They show Henrickson's image as well as provide contact details for people to use if they know something about her disappearance.
"She's been gone for two years now. It wasn't in her character to stay away from home or to not contact her family," Pound added.
Henrickson, who was 17-years-old when she went missing, was last seen by her ex-boyfriend Gavin Arnott. At the time, Arnott was under a restraining order because he had assaulted her.
Arnott was interviewed by police and considered a person of interest as recently as May, but Pound would not confirm whether he remains a person of interest.
Despite an exhaustive search, investigators have found no sign of Henrickson. They believe she was killed on Bowen Island, but insist they aren't giving up.
"It's not a cold case," Pound said.
Pound wants to remind the public that no tip is too small or insignificant, and that all calls to Crimestoppers remain anonymous. The Crimestoppers phone number is 1-800-222-8477.
With a report from CTV British Columbia's Penny Daflos