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Search party for missing Shannon White heading out this weekend in Kamloops

Missing Kamloops woman Shannon White with her dog, Buddy.
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A search party for missing Kamloops woman, Shannon White, is gathering tomorrow morning, Saturday May 28.

White has been missing since she failed to show up for a shift at her job at Kamloops Hyundai on Nov. 1, 2021. Her jeep was discovered abandoned on Nicola Street downtown the following day.

Police and Kamloops Search and Rescue crews did several searches in different areas of Kamloops for two weeks in November, and the case remains an ongoing police investigation.

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It has been over six months since White disappeared, and friends, family and caring volunteers continue to hope and search for signs of her. A party of volunteers is heading out into a wooded area tomorrow morning at 9 a.m., according to a Facebook announcement. 

“We pray every day for information that will bring her home,” White’s cousin Michelle Couture said. “We ask the public to please continue to share her story, circulate her picture, search for her, and pray for her. There is a hole in our family that cannot be filled until she is found. Please help bring our Shannon home.”

Everyone is welcome to join the search but the public is asked to confirm attendance ahead of time and sign waivers upon arrival for confidentiality purposes.

Search coordinators and volunteers are supplying bottles of water, Powerade, granola bars, safety vests and flagging tape.

Searchers are asked to come prepared for weather and outdoor conditions by dressing in layers, wearing proper shoes, preparing for possible ticks and wearing a hat. Bring any handheld radios, GPS, first aid supplies and metal detectors if you have one.

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The search will be in the woods so there won’t be washrooms available.

Dogs are not invited unless they are trained for searching.

Volunteers are needed to help with organizing the volunteers and some who have experience in searches will help lead smaller groups, according to the event announcement.

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Anyone with information related to this case is asked to contact the police.

Kamloops RCMP Const. Crystal Evelyn confirmed in an email to iNFOnews this week the investigation into Shannon White's disappearance is ongoing one more searches are anticipated in the future.

White, 32, is five-foot-five and weighs 180 pounds. She is white with blonde hair and green eyes, a Medusa lip piercing and several large arm tattoos.

Anyone with information about her disappearance can call police at 250-828-3000 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

For more information about the search and gathering location click here.

To donate to the family, click here. 

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