Search continues for missing Kamloops woman

By Greg Fry
February 13, 2018 - 10:19am Updated: February 13, 2018 - 1:03pm

KAMLOOPS — Nearly a week after she was first reported missing, Mounties are continuing their search for Kamloops woman Thelma Vaughan.

The 62 year old's car was found abandoned on Feb. 7 on the East Shuswap Road near the LaFarge Bridge.

Kamloops Search and Rescue has searched the immediate area with ground crews and a drone on three separate occasions, the RCMP helicopter has scoured the nearby fields and the hillsides twice and the Police Dog Service has also searched along the river but to no avail.

"Vaughan's family is hopeful that information can be obtained from the public about Thelma's actions before her vehicle was parked and abandoned," says Cpl. Jodi Shelkie. "It is known that Thelma left her apartment on Saturday evening, Feb. 3 at 5:50 p.m. and appears to have driven to Shuswap Road sometime later that evening before the snow fell, as there was no snow directly under the vehicle. It snowed on Saturday evening and Sunday."

Police have released photos of her vehicle in hopes of jogging people's memories. It you have any information, you are asked to call the RCMP at (250) 314-1800.

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