May 19, 2016 - 1:13 PM
VERNON - A woman who has not been seen since the last week of April still has not been located and the major crimes unit is now assisting local RCMP in the investigation.
Ashley Marie Simpson has not been seen since April 27, when her typical communication with family and friends stopped suddenly. Because this is so out of character, investigators believe her disappearance ‘may very well be the result of foul play’, RCMP say in a media release.
Simpson remains classified as missing, though the RCMP Southeast District Major Crime Unit is now assisting the local detachment in the investigation.
A search of a property on Yankee Flats Road in Salmon Arm has been completed and no arrests have been made, Cpl. Dan Moskaluk notes in the release.
Simpson is described as Caucasian, 27 years old, 5’5” tall and 119 lbs. with brown hair and eyes.
Anyone with information which may assist RCMP in locating Simpson is asked to call investigators at 250-545-7171 or leaving a tip with Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
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