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B.C. Mounties re-open half-century-old cold case involving missing toddler

Edna Bette-Jean Masters, shown in a handout photo, disappeared on July 3, 1960, as she was playing at a friend's house in the Red Lake area, west of Kamloops in B.C.'s Interior. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO

KAMLOOPS, B.C. - The RCMP have re-opened a missing-person case that dates back to 1960, when a 21-month-old toddler vanished from a rural area in Interior B.C.

On July 3, 1960, Edna Bette-Jean Masters disappeared from a friend's residence in the Red Lake area, west of Kamloops.

Her disappearance prompted a massive search, but officials were unable to turn up any sign of her.

In the decades since, the RCMP have also attempted to track down a man and woman in their late 20s who were spotted in the area driving a rust-coloured Chevrolet car with Alberta plates.

The Mounties say investigators are hoping new technology and investigative techniques could produce new leads in the case.

Masters, who was known as Bette-Jean, would be 55 years old today.

News from © The Canadian Press, 2013
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