Police have confirmed that a body pulled from the South Thompson River on Wednesday afternoon is that of missing Kamloops woman Thelma Vaughan.
On the morning of April 4, Kamloops RCMP received reports that someone had seen what they believed to be a body in the river.
Police and the B.C. Coroners Service attended the scene and the body was recovered later that afternoon.
Kamloops RCMP do not believe foul play was involved in Vaughan’s death.
Vaughan’s car was found abandoned on Feb. 7, on East Shuswap Road near the Lafarge Bridge. RCMP expected it had been there since Feb. 3, based on how much snow had accumulated around the car and when Vaughan was last seen leaving her apartment.
Several searches for Vaughan were carried out by Kamloops RCMP, Kamloops Search and Rescue and Vaughan’s friends and family over the past two months.
An urgent search has been launched for a missing woman whose car was found east of Kamloops this morning.
The car, belonging to 62 year old Thelma Vaughan, has been sitting near Lafarge Bridge on East Shuswap Road for several days.
RCMP say they were alerted about the car this morning, and subsequent checks with the woman’s home, her friends and family have turned up no clues as to the woman’s location.
An RCMP search, both on the ground and with Air 4, has so far turned up nothing.
Thelma Vaughan is described as:
- -5′ 2″
- -130 pounds
- -Grey hair
- -Hazel eyes
Cpl. Jodi Shelkie says the area where the car was found is popular with cross country skiiers.
Shelkie says it’s hoped the woman’s car wouldn’t start, and she made her way into town by some other means.