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Jessica McDiarmid

Biography

Jessica McDiarmid

Jessica McDiarmid is Canadian journalist who has written about human rights, racial conflicts and social justice in publications such as the Associated Press, CBC, and The Toronto Star. She grew up near the Highway of Tears and has been investigating the murders for the past five years. This is her first book.

Jessica McDiarmid

Books by Jessica McDiarmid

by Jessica McDiarmid - Crime, History, Nonfiction, Tragedy, True Crime, Women's History, Women’s Issues

Along northern Canada’s Highway 16, a yellow billboard reads GIRLS, DON’T HITCHHIKE. KILLER ON THE LOOSE. The highway is a 450-mile stretch of dirt and asphalt, surrounded by rugged wilderness and snowy mountain peaks. It is known as the Highway of Tears. It is here that countless women and girls --- most of them Indigenous --- have vanished since 1969.