Search for missing Kahnawake woman enters fourth year

It's been three years since Tiffany Morrison disappeared, and her family is no closer to finding her, dead or alive.
The 24-year-old Mohawk woman went missing after leaving a bar in LaSalle in June 2006 and taking a taxi home to Kahnawake, south of Montreal, with a man from the community. But that's where the trail ends, says her sister, Melanie Morrison.
Tiffany's bank account and credit card have not been used since that night.
"It's been really, really rough, especially for my parents, not knowing anything but always hoping," Morrison said. "When they hear a car passing or someone getting out, they're waiting to see her just pop up. After three years, they're realistic, but there's always that hope. ... "It's horrible to say, but you hear of people held captive for years, and it gives us hope. At least she'd be alive." The man who shared a cab with Tiffany told police that she stayed in the taxi after he got out at his house, on the other side of the reserve.
But taxi drivers don't always report their fares - particularly when they end up in Kahnawake, Morrison said.
Police have not been able to identify the taxi driver. The three companies that service the area have refused to provide the names of drivers working that night. And without evidence, police can't obtain a court order.
The man says he can't remember which company picked them up, and has refused a lie-detector test.
"Did they really get in a taxi?" Morrison asked. "No one saw them." This week, the Morrisons held a vigil for Tiffany and led a memorial walk through Mohawk territory last night.
They are also planning to put up billboards along the highway with Tiffany's picture, hoping to jog someone's memory, or "eat away at someone's conscience." "There has to be someone out there who knows something but is just afraid or being pressured not to get involved," Morrison said.
In three years, there have been tips leading to searches by police divers and cadaver dogs - dogs trained to locate and follow the scent of decomposing human flesh.
But nothing has been found.
The family even consulted three psychics for help.
Morrison says the Kahnawake Peacekeepers were slow to react - this is the first and only missing person case they have dealt with.
But the delay may have been costly, as memories of people who might have seen something that night faded.
And as the country celebrates National Aboriginal Day today, she says the non-native community has been indifferent.
There were no media reports when Tiffany disappeared, or rewards offered.
"Is it only one day of the year they can think of our community and ask what's going on with us? "There are over 500 cases of missing and murdered native women in Canada (since 1980), most of which are unsolved." Tiffany's 7-year-old daughter and her parents are still waiting for a clue as to what happened to the woman, described as full of energy and heart, perhaps too trusting, who wanted to open a taxi company in Kahnawake.
"Imagine one of your children going out the door and you never see them again," Morrison said.

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