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July 28, 2017 at 11:37 am - Home, Local Chilliwack News, MyChilliwackNews
By MyChilliwackNews Editor

UPDATE –

Public’s assistance wanted to locate a Missing Woman (Photograph Attached)

Agassiz:  The RCMP is requesting the public’s assistance in locating Sophie Dowsley, 34, of Vancouver.  Sophie was last seen on July 8, 2017 by staff members of a business in the 100-block of Esplanade Avenue, Harrison Hot Springs.

Sophie is described as:

 

  • Caucasian female.
  • Height: 170 cm (5’7”).
  • Weight: 65 kgs (143 lbs).
  • Hair: Blonde.
  • Eyes: Blue.

RCMP investigators believe Sophie and a friend were hiking a trail near Statlu Lake after leaving Harrison Hot Springs.  On July 18th the RCMP Underwater Recovery Team was deployed after the friend’s body was located by Lower Mainland District Emergency Response Team searchers at the base of a waterfalls.

“Police, family, and friends are asking anyone hiking in the Statlu Lake region on July 8th  who may have seen Sophie, noticed hiking equipment or, personal articles left along a trail, to contact the Agassiz RCMP,” says Corporal Mike Rail spokesperson for the UFVRD.

Anyone with information which may assist in locating Sophie Dowsley is urged to contact the Agassiz RCMP at 604-796-2211 or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

Agassiz:  Following a final day of searching on July 22nd the Agassiz RCMP have suspended the search at Statlu Lake for Sophie Dowsley.  Dowsley and a friend were last seen by staff members at a business in the 100-block of Esplanade Avenue, Harrison Hot Springs, on July 8, 2017.

The pair were reported missing to the RCMP on July 10th and a missing persons’ investigation was launched.  A ground and air search was initiated on July 12th by the RCMP after the pair’s vehicle was located parked near a Statlu Lake hiking trail by Kent Harrison Search and Rescue (KHSAR).

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Previous Story:

Agassiz RCMP supported by KHSAR, Lower Mainland District Integrated Police Dog Service (PDS) the Lower Mainland District Emergency Response Team (ERT), RCMP aircraft, and Search and Rescue aircraft combed the region searching for the missing people.

On July 18th the RCMP Underwater Recovery Team was deployed after the friend’s body was located by ERT searchers.

The search which included resources from the Aggasiz RCMP supported by the Lower Mainland District Emergency Response Team, Lower Mainland District Integrated Police Dog Service with SAR teams from Coquitlam, Maple Ridge, Central Fraser Valley, and Chilliwack finished the search of the mountain on July 22nd . 

After a 10 day search of Statlu Lake and, exhausting all efforts to locate her, RCMP have suspended the search for Sophie Dowsley.

“A thorough ground and air search of the region has been conducted for Sophie. Although the initial land and air search is suspended our missing person investigation remains open,” says Corporal Mike Rail spokesperson for the UFVRD, “RCMP remain in close contact with her family”.

Search and Rescue (SAR) Teams from across the Fraser Valley are engaged in the Statlu Lake search as RCMP continue to look for Sophie Dowsley.Agassiz RCMP supported by the Lower Mainland District Emergency Response Team, Lower Mainland District Integrated Police Dog Service with SAR teams from Coquitlam, Maple Ridge, Central Fraser Valley, and Chilliwack carry on with the search.

“We all remain concerned for Sophie’s well being,” says Corporal Mike Rail spokesperson for the UFVRD, “RCMP are in close contact with her family

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