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Kamloops RCMP asking for information about missing woman

Thelma Vaughan, 62, is currently missing from the Kamloops area. Police say her family hasn't heard from her in a few days. Her car was found on East Shuswap Road near the Lafarge Bridge on Feb. 7.
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February 08, 2018 - 10:07 AM

KAMLOOPS – Police are asking the public to provide information regarding the woman who went missing in the Lafarge area.

Kamloops RCMP are continuing their search for Thelma Vaughan after an exhaustive search of the area was conducted in the early afternoon and evening yesterday, Feb. 7, according to a media release. Kamloops search and rescue volunteers, the RCMP helicopter and police dog services were used in the search.

Vaughan’s vehicle was found abandoned on Feb. 7, however it is believed the vehicle had been parked in the area on Feb. 4 before the large snowfall, police say.

“At this time is unknown if Thelma set out from her vehicle to go cross country skiing or hiking,” Cpl. Jodi Shelkie says in the release.

Police are asking friends, family or acquaintances to contact them if they have participated in any outdoor activities with Vaughan with her, specifically in the area near Lafarge Bride on East Shuswap Road.

Kamloops Search and Rescue search manager Alan Hobler says his team hit the ground hard searching for Vaughan yesterday, although they are stood down for now while RCMP searches.

He says 23 members, two K-9s, a tracker and the team's drone helped search the Lafarge area yesterday.

If you have any information on Vaughan’s hiking or skiing activities, please contact the Kamloops RCMP at 250-314-1800.

— This story was updated at 1:28 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 8, 2017 to include more information from Kamloops Search and Rescue.

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