Massive search for missing Prince George woman proves fruitless

By James Peters
October 23, 2017 - 3:07pm

ASHCROFT, B.C. Local searchers are taking a break from their exhaustive search for a missing Prince George woman near Ashcroft.

61 year old Jenny Lynn Larocque was reported missing October 3, and her vehicle and pet dog were found near Ashcroft about a week ago.

Kamloops Search and Rescue Volunteer Search Manager Alan Hobler says dozens of searchers conducted a co-ordinated effort on the weekend.

"We had a very big push over the weekend," said Hobler. "There were 50 searchers out over the weekend, from teams all across the province. We hit the area very hard but, as of yet, haven't found any other new signs of her."

"The area we're searching in is relatively localized. We're not exactly sure what the scenario is. She could be somewhere else entirely, too."

Hobler adds searchers have been working hard on the call, and it's not clear what is in store for them this week.

"We're not sure yet. Ultimately, the RCMP are responsible, so it ends up being their call," said Hobler.

"Our searchers have been involved in this search now for eight days and we all have task fatigue, so we're taking a couple of down days. If the RCMP do want us back out there again, we'd be willing to go back out."

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