Search for missing St. Stephen woman continues for fourth day
The search for a missing woman in St. Stephen, N.B., reached its fourth day on Thursday.
Corp. Scott MacKenzie with the St. Stephen RCMP says that every available resource has been involved in the search.
“Every ground search-and-rescue team from the province of New Brunswick has been activated and has been involved in the search, as well as Emergency Measure Organization with their drone,” said MacKenzie.
“Our helicopter has been involved, our dive team, the Department of Natural Resources, St. Stephen Fire Department has been utilizing their boat.”
All of the tools have been used in an attempt to find 68-year-old Edith Lorraine Williams who has been missing since Sunday when she was last spotted around 7 p.m. near the Garcelon Civic Centre.
RCMP say she was reported missing on Monday shortly after midnight.
Elaine Morley, Williams’ daughter, told Global News that the experience has been one of the worst things she’s ever had to experience.
“Just having no closure, no knowing anything, no clues,” she said.
“Whether it be woods, water, your backyard, your sheds. Just keep your eyes open and watch constantly. We just want her brought home. We just want her brought home.”
MacKenzie said that the terrain has been difficult, with searchers encountering thorns, thick brush, and high grass.
Miranda Bell, a former classmate of Morley, and her friend Jenna Pitre brought cases of water to the search’s command post. They hope that it’ll help those who are searching.
“It’s been hot, so we thought we’d get some water and drop it off,” Pitre said.
“In towns like this, I find a lot of people come together and help out as best they can.”
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Williams is described as a 5’6”, 140-pound woman with short salt-and-pepper-coloured hair and blue eyes.
She was last seen wearing knee-length dark shorts, a grey T-shirt and white sneakers.
Police say Williams has a medical condition that may cause her to be disoriented.
Anyone with information about Williams is asked to call the RCMP at 506-466-7030.
— With files from Graeme Benjamin
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