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UPDATE: Body of missing Kelowna woman found in Columbia River

Neva Evdokimoff, 48, of Kelowna, pictured in this undated handout photo, was reported missing by her family and video surveillance at Gyro Park in Trail showed her walking from her car in the parking lot toward the Columbia River on Tuesday, May 25, 2016.
Image Credit: RCMP Handout
May 29, 2016 - 11:30 AM

UPDATE: 10:10 a.m., Saturday, June 11, 2016

TRAIL, B.C. – No foul play is suspected after the body of a missing Kelowna woman was found in the Columbia River in Washington State.

Neva Evdokimoff, 48, was reported missing by her family on Wednesday, May 25, a day after she left the home of a family member in Shore Acres in the Kootenays.

Evdokimoff left to drive her home in Kelowna but never arrived. RCMP used cell phone information to track her to Trail where her car was found in the parking lot at Gyro Park.

Police said video surveillance showed Evdokimoff had parked her car was seen walking from the parking lot toward a beach area on the Columbia River.

On June 9, her body has recovered from the Columbia River in Washington State by members of the Stevens Country Sheriff Department, according to a RCMP media release.

There is no indication of foul play and the RCMP are now assisting the B.C. Coroners Service with its investigation into Evdokimoff’s death.

 

11:30 a.m., Sunday, May 29, 2016

TRAIL, B.C. – Still no sign of a Kelowna woman last seen in the Trail area despite a search by RCMP and search and rescue volunteers.

Neva Evdokimoff, 48, was reported missing by her family on Wednesday, May 25, a day after she left the home of a family member in Shore Acres, B.C., according to a RCMP media release.

Evdokimoff left to drive her home in Kelowna but never arrived, police say. Attempts by her family to phone her were unsuccessful.

RCMP used cell phone information to track her to Trail where her car was found in the parking lot at Gyro Park.

Police say video surveillance showed Evdokimoff had parked her car at 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, May 24, about three hours after leaving Shore Acres. She was seen walking from the parking lot toward a beach area on the Columbia River.

Search and rescue volunteers conducted a search of the area but so far no sign of the missing woman.

RCMP describe Evdokimoff as a Caucasian woman, about 5’4” tall, 120 lbs. with blond hair. In the video captured by the surveillance camera she was wearing black sweat pants, a black hoodie with white stripes and a ball cap.

Anyone who information about Evdokimoff’s whereabouts is asked to call the Trail RCMP at 250-364-2566. If you see her you are asked to call 911 immediately.


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