As Chelsea Poorman’s family continue to search for answers around what happened to their daughter, advocates for missing and murdered Indigenous women and other supporters say they are ‘disgusted’ to see that some of the missing person posters have been torn down over the weekend.
“It was very upsetting and it was just uncalled for,” said Chelsea’s mother, Sheila Poorman.
For the past year and a half, Sheila Poorman and her two other daughters have been putting up missing person posters across the city after 24-year old Chelsea was reported missing in September 2020.
Chelsea’s mostly skeletal remains were discovered in April 2022, on the back patio of an unoccupied home near Granville Street and West 36th Avenue in the Shaughnessy neighborhood.
After a vigil on Saturday, a volunteer captured a video of Randy Vogel, a real estate agent in Vancouver, taking the posters down in the area of Granville Street and West 33rd Avenue.
“I had to take out my phone with how many signs he was dropping down,” Lavita Trimble told CBC News.