Missing & Murdered: The Unsolved Cases of Indigenous Women and Girls
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Immaculate Basil was one of several siblings — a mix of brothers and sisters — that grew up together in Vanderhoof, B.C.

She was particularly close to two of her younger siblings, Ida and Crystal.

“She was a caring, beautiful person,” said Ida, who now lives in Prince George.

According to her, the three sisters all grew up in the foster care system, an experience that bonded them.

“We were always together. We always called each other and talked to each other.”

Ida said she treasures even the memories of fighting over silly things with her sister when they were little kids.

“She’d help out in any way she can if you asked her for help,” she said.

“She was very caring.”

At the time of her disappearance, Immaculate's son was just five years old.

The day before she disappeared, Ida said, her sister was at a party in the community. That night, Immaculate went to a cabin with two other people. Early the next morning, on June 14, 2013, a truck driver spotted her hitchhiking alone in the Leo Creek area, north of the Tachie reserve.

“From there on no one knows what happened,” Ida said.

A four-day extensive search was conducted by RCMP, search and rescue teams and volunteers from the Tlaz'ten First Nation. According to news reports, community members scoured the Tachie River area and searched old logging roads within a 20-kilometer radius. 

While Ida was happy to see the police send a search and rescue team out for her sister right away, three years later, she says all she hears now are rumours.

“I think [the police] should be doing more of the investigation,” she said.

Even if they're rumours, Ida says she would like to know the police are following any possible leads.

Ida does not hear from the police regarding Immaculate’s case, she says. The last time the police contacted her was the year Immaculate went missing.

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CBC News continues to investigate missing and murdered indigenous women and girls in Canada, looking at the unsolved cases and telling the stories of the families and communities.