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SMITHERS — The Smithers RCMP is asking for the local public’s assistance in locating missing 53 year old Frances Brown out of the Smithers, British Columbia area.
Frances was last seen on October 14, 2017 in the Kitseguecla Rd area.
She became separated from her companion when they were mushroom picking and did not return to their vehicle. The companion searched for Francis for some time before notifying the police.
Smithers RCMP members responded and remained in the area with lights and sirens periodically activated in the hope Mrs. Brown would hear the noise and see the light.
Frances, who has some back country experience, was prepared with adequate clothing (rain gear, long johns, hiking boots) and has a lighter. She is deaf in one ear. The area Francis was last seen in had light to moderate rain overnight with mild temperatures.
Bulkley Valley Search & Rescue commenced a ground search early in the morning on Sunday October 15th 2017, as well as using a helicopter to assist. Terrace RCMP Police Dog Services as well as Smithers RCMP members are also searching the area.
On Sunday October 15th 2017, RCMP and SAR search, both air and ground, failed to locate Frances. Evidence of a recent camp fire was located. SAR and RCMP will resume the search today, Monday October 16th 2017.
Frances is described as:
• GENDER: Female.
• ETHNICITY: First Nations.
• HAIR: Long brown/ grey.
• EYES: Brown.
• HEIGHT: 5 feet 8 inches.
• WEIGHT: 119 pounds.
Do you know something?
If you have any information in regards to Frances’s whereabouts, you are being asked to contact the Smithers RCMP at (250) 847-3233 immediately quoting file# 2017-4312.
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