WATCH: Adventurous couple vanishes in backcountry
Rachael Bagnall, 25, and her boyfriend Jonathan Jette, 34, disappeared while hiking in rugged terrain.
In early September 2010, Bagnall and Jette were living in the Lower Mainland and planned a two-day hike in the mountains north of Pemberton.
Two days after they were expected back, authorities found Jette’s car parked on the Spetch Creek forest service road.
The vehicle, a four door Toyota Echo, contained his cell phone. Records show Jette made no calls after September 3.
Bank statements reveal his last purchase was at a Squamish Tim Hortons on the morning of September 4.
An extensive air search was conducted for the hikers involving multiple helicopters working three at a time. Numerous search and rescue and police teams also scoured the mountainous region all without success.
This may have been a back country accident but so far no evidence of the couple has ever turned up, including the camping gear they carried with them.
If you have any information that could solve this case, call police or if you wish to remain anonymous visit bccrimestoppers.com or call 1-800-222-8477.
Archive: Couple goes missing near Pemberton
They had enough food and supplies – for two or three days. Problem is — they’ve been missing for ten days. 34-year-old Jonathan Jette and 25-year-old Rachael Bagnall were last seen near Pemberton, and search officials admit they’re becoming increasingly worried about them. Aaron McArthur reports. **Original air date: 2010**