One month later, there is still no sign of Thelma Vaughan

By James Peters
March 5, 2018 - 2:09pm Updated: March 5, 2018 - 5:26pm

KAMLOOPS — Searchers will wait until the snow melts to continue their hunt for clues into where a 62 year old Kamloops woman may be.

This week marks one month since Thelma Vaughan was last seen.

She left her apartment on Saturday, February 3, at about 5:50 p.m, and apparently drove to the eastern edge of Kamloops.

Vaughan's Volkswagen Jetta was found abandoned on East Shuswap Road near the Lafarge Bridge on February 7.

Cpl. Jodi Shelkie of Kamloops RCMP says extensive searches have been completed by a variety of agencies in the area, but they have proven fruitless.

"At this time, we're still following any leads that come in from the public," said Shelkie. "Otherwise, a more thorough search of the river and area where her vehicle was found will be done when the snow melts."

Vaughan lives alone in Kamloops and is an avid outdoor winter sports enthusiast.

Shelkie says her family took part in the exhaustive search, but have since left.

"Some of her family came in from Alberta and they are no longer in the area. I suspect they will be back when searches start again once the snow leaves," said Shelkie.

"It still is (a mystery) to us. We've had no further information leading us in any other direction than that she went to this area to go cross country skiing or hiking and just didn't make it back to her vehicle."

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