It’s been one month since Juliann Sorotski saw her daughter, Sheree Fertuck. The 51-year-old woman was last seen leaving her family’s farm east of Kenaston, Sask. on the afternoon of Dec. 7, 2015.
RCMP members and volunteer search parties have since scoured an area that includes the farm and a nearby gravel pit where Fertuck’s semi-truck was found on Dec. 8, 2015.
Volunteer searches tapered off over the holidays and the Sorotski family spent Christmas without Fertuck.
“It was tough, you know, with her first grandchild, and she wasn’t here for his first Christmas. It was tough,” Juliann Sorotski said.
Fertuck’s home is in Saskatoon, but she often stays at the farm with her mother. Since her disappearance, people from the Kenaston area have checked in on the family.
“Their hearts and minds are very open and very responsive to me and that’s just great,” Sorotski said.
They fear Fertuck has been abducted and may not be found alive, but her mother said the family continues to pray for a safe return.
Mounties have labelled the disappearance suspicious and have told the family an investigation is ongoing.
During her last known sighting, Fertuck was wearing grey sweat pants, a grey sweater and white running shoes. She’s described as five-foot four, 250 pounds with greying brown hair and blue eyes.