Friday, September 19, 2008
ARTICLE #71) U.S. security guards stop mother from looking for daughter in Las Vegas
Sunday, June 10, 2007
Past conviction halts search: U.S. security guards stop mother from looking for daughter in Las Vegas
Calgary Sun by Sarah Kennedy
Having her daughter vanish into the underworld of Las Vegas was horrifying for one mother, but being told she can no longer go and look for her is almost too much to bear.
After searching 14 months for her daughter Jessie Foster, Glendene Grant was turned away at the Vancouver airport May 20 by U.S. border security officers for a minor criminal conviction, stemming from 20 years ago.
"I told them I'm not going to Vegas for a holiday -- I'm going because my daughter is missing," she said.
Grant, who has been the No. 1 investigator in the disappearance of her 22-year-old daughter -- who moved to Vegas almost two years ago but got involved in the sex trade -- has twice gone to the city to meet with investigators and U.S. media.
Jessie had daily contact with her family until 14 months ago when all communication stopped.
It's because of her previous clearances that Grant, who has a minor drug conviction from 1986, is suspicious of suddenly being denied access to the U.S.
Grant believes her daughter was a victim of human trafficking.