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Missing Kamloops woman's close friends desperate for answers

Shannon White (center) with close friends Hollee Brown (left) and Megan Storz.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED/ Hollee Brown

A missing Kamloops woman's close circle of friends continue to spread the news of her disappearance on social media while they hope and pray for her safe return.

Shannon White, 32, has not been heard from since Monday morning. Yesterday, Nov. 2, police located her Jeep TJ in the 200 block of Nicola Street in Kamloops.

Hollee Brown has been a close friend of White’s for a couple of years, part of a tight knit circle of friends. She said the group of friends were already feeling concerned when White didn’t show up for work at the accounting department at Kamloops Hyundai Monday morning.

READ MORE: Kamloops RCMP looking for help to find missing woman

“Her co-worker and friend sent Shannon a message when she didn’t arrive at work and never received a response,” Brown said. “This is really out of character for Shannon, she would typically call in to say she was going to be late. It is my understanding that Shannon’s landlord saw her Jeep leaving for work at a normal time that morning.”

Brown said the group of friends grew more concerned when White did not arrive to her home in Sahali to look after her dog, Buddy, that day.

“Buddy is almost 13 and she has had him since he was a puppy,” Brown said. “Buddy goes everywhere with her. She would never just leave him. He is being taken care of by friends. We are all making sure Buddy is OK because we know how important that is to Shannon.”

Brown said she and her family recently moved to Vancouver Island after living in Kamloops for years. She said the last time she saw White was a couple of weeks ago for dinner.

“We got together and got caught up on our lives, my move, our jobs,” Brown said. “She didn’t mention if she was seeing someone or if anything out of the ordinary was happening in her life. I believe she is single.”

Shannon is a part of club of Jeep enthusiasts, and Brown said Shannon’s biggest passions in life are off-roading in her Jeep and being with her dog.

RCMP earlier this week said it was looking for her Jeep, but soon found it. Still, police have asked the public to report any sightings of her 1997 Jeep TJ with a B.C. license plate number KA0 22N between Monday and yesterday around 3:30 p.m. Her Jeep has a turquoise palm print decal on the driver’s side mirror and a turquoise 'Wanderlust’ decal on the passenger side of the hood with a circular pattern between the two words.

This is the 1997 Jeep TJ the missing person drives to go off-roading. It has B.C. license plate number KA0 22N.
This is the 1997 Jeep TJ the missing person drives to go off-roading. It has B.C. license plate number KA0 22N.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED / RCMP

When news spread of White's disappearance spread, some from the Jeep community responded.

“From what I understand there were a group of people who went to local trails and her favourite places looking for her on the Monday night,” Brown said. “When the police reported her Jeep was found downtown the next day it was clear she had not been off roading.”

The Jeep was found by police in the 200 block of Nicola Street, something that Brown said doesn’t make sense because she doesn't live around there or work there.

READ MORE: Missing Kamloops woman's Jeep located

White’s family lives in Ontario, where she is originally from. Brown said a co-worker has spoken to White’s dad.

“I believe the family knows she has a big supportive group of friends who are actively looking for her and supporting the search,” Brown said. “We support the family but at the same time are respecting their space.”

Brown said White is an outgoing person with a positive attitude who loves adventure.

The group of friends is checking in with each other every day, sharing information on social media and doing what they can to support police and stay out of their way.

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