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Updated: Police continue to search for missing woman following mudslide…

Update: Investigators in the southeastern part of the province would like to thank those who have contacted police with their dash-cam video and provided additional information.

After having conducted follow up interviews, investigators can now confirm the following, updated information.

  • Mrs. Morris and her husband were traveling in a group of six vehicles who were en route to Kamloops from Vancouver, not from Kamloops to Vancouver.
  • Mrs Morris’ husband had pulled over to the side of the roadway to put the top up on the convertible and was outside the 1968 Morgan Convertible, prior to the mudslide.

Correction: Mrs. Morris is 67-years of age, not 57, as originally reported, we apologise for any issues this may have caused.

If you have additional information, or dash-cam video please contact the Ashcroft RCMP at 250-453-2216 and site file 2018-1038.

ASHCROFT, BC: RCMP in the Southeastern part of the province are continuing the search for a woman who was caught in the mudslide along Highway 99 on Saturday…

On August 11, at approximately 5 p.m. Ashcroft and Lillooet RCMP were called to the 3300-block of Highway 99, in Cache Creek, for a report that a vehicle had been swept off the roadway in a mudslide at that location.

Upon attendance at the scene, Lillooet RCMP located the 57-year-old driver of the yellow 1968 Morgan convertible. He stated that he had been able to get out of the vehicle, however his wife, who was the passenger was unaccounted for.

Initial search efforts have been unsuccessful. Ashcroft RCMP with assistance from the RCMP Police Dog Service, Search and Rescue and Fire Service are continuing to search, however efforts are being hampered by the quick moving water and unsafe conditions, in and around the area of the mudslide.

RCMP are asking for assistance in locating, 67-year-old Valerie Morris, who remains outstanding.

Mrs. Morris is described as:

  • Caucasian
  • 5 foot 2 inches
  • 113 lbs
  • Auburn Hair
  • Hazel eyes

Last seen wearing:

  • White/Cream Capri pants
  • Black Sun Visor hat
  • Bright red jacket
  • Bright pink shirt

Ashcroft RCMP is asking anyone who may have been a witness, or are in possession of dash cam video of the slide or the 1968 Morgan convertible prior to the slide, are asked to contact the Ashcroft RCMP at 250-453-2216 and site file 2018-1038.

Highway 99 remains closed. For the most up to date road closure information, please visit the Drive BC website.

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