Liz Long spent over fifty years in Victimtown. After a close family member, Lynda White, went missing, six-year-old Liz was forced into a shitstorm of epic proportions. Five years later, Lynda’s body was found, and her case remains one of Canada’s longest unsolved murders. Having discovered her own path to healing, including inpatient treatment at a recovery centre, Liz is now dedicated to mental health advocacy and inspiring others by sharing her story.
My Heart Voice Plea
As of this writing, somebody, one person at least, has been living with the weight of Lynda’s death on their conscience for over fifty-four years. That’s about 20,000 mornings, and counting, that they have woken up and remembered what happened.
I imagine they are exhausted and yearning for peace.
My personal message to them is this:
I think about you every day. I now see your participation in the gift of my awakening. I know you are suffering. That traumatic, and perhaps accidental night in 1968 sent many people to Victimtown, including you and me. I lived there for a long time, but I’m grateful to have finally left having reclaimed my heart voice power. With love and compassion, I would like to offer you a road out. Please. . . listen to your heart, come forward and take my hand.
And to anyone, anywhere, who may know something about what happened to Lynda:
No information is insignificant. Don’t be afraid to speak up. It’s not too late to do the right thing. You can do it anonymously. Please come forward and release the pain of your secret.
LYNDA MARY LOUISE WHITE
BORN: March 25, 1949
Last seen: November 13, 1968 [age 19]
Body discovered: May 9, 1973
To report information call CRIMESTOPPERS 1-800-222-8477
Or visit: canadiancrimestoppers.org
Self-awareness is hard but worth it ♥ I’m a terrible liar ♥ I have a potty mouth ♥ I got diagnosed with ADD at fifty-nine ♥ my fears never completely go away ♥ I am an anti-victim ♥ I don’t put up with shit that I used to (as in, I finally have boundaries) ♥ I make mistakes ♥ I respect trauma as a teacher ♥ I have fake boobs ♥ I’m 90% less judgey than I was a year ago ♥ I’ll meet you wherever you are ♥ I’m into radical self-care ♥ I have only eight childhood memories ♥ I exercise regularly, except when I don’t feel like it ♥ Brene Brown is my idol ♥ I’m a teetotaler ♥ meditation makes a difference ♥ I’m resourceful; I can usually figure out a way to get the job done ♥ I no longer wish my ex-husband dead ♥ there are always people who have it worse than me ♥ loving myself without limits or conditions is my life goal ♥ I’m aiming to inspire people ♥ I relish my heartfelt relationships with my two wonderfully weird and completely lovable adult sons ♥ I hoard books ♥ fear is my largest foe ♥ I’m learning how to ask for help ♥ dancing is good for the soul ♥ I’m no longer responsible for how other people feel ♥ I came close to getting nuked by a ballistic missile ♥ blaming is useless ♥ I respect an attitude of curiosity ♥ I’m oblivious to current events; I almost never watch or read the news ♥ worrying is a waste of time ♥ I’m getting better at calling a spade, a spade ♥ I have one tattoo ♥ intrinsic human value is legit ♥ I lived in Victimtown for most of my life ♥ I have to know why Lynda died ♥ having complete trust in all outcomes is a relief ♥ I’ve made some big mistakes ♥ everyone is doing the best they can ♥ kindness matters ♥ farting is funny ♥ there are always people who have it easier than me ♥ I moved more than twenty times to get away from myself ♥ I’m realizing that owning my stories can set me free ♥ I’m practicing saying the hard things ♥ I’m learning how to defend my boundaries ♥ my heart voice always knows best ♥ I’m working on listening to it more ♥ fearless acts move me forward ♥ assumptions suck ♥ I believe in re-incarnation ♥ I will continue to make mistakes ♥ I’m catching on that it’s never too late to start over ♥ I overcame fifty years of trichotillomania with hypnotherapy ♥ I learned the hard way that being right is usually not worth it ♥ I’m unravelling how to just let it be ♥ I think that real courage is the ability to view every past experience, every current situation, and every person involved with love and compassion ♥ Ice baths work ♥