The search continues, and is intensifying, for Maple Ridge woman Anita Young, not been seen or heard from since Saturday, Oct. 5.
“Today is Anita’s 44th birthday,” Ridge Meadows RCMP Sgt. Dale Somerville said Friday.
“Police continue to receive and investigate reports of Anita being seen in different areas, but so far these leads have not panned out. Ridge Meadows RCMP are pulling out all the stops on this case,” he said.
Police recovered a bag of Young’s belongings on McNutt Road, just north of Dewdney Trunk Road, on Sunday Oct. 6.
Mounties are asking for anyone who may have seen Young near this area to call.
In particular, RCMP members would like to talk to anyone who spoke to or gave her a ride.
Auxiliary constables are going door-to-door in Young’s neighbourhood, speaking with the people who live in the area.
Traffic services members set up an information road check Friday, handing out pamphlets to see if anyone remembers seeing Anita at any time since Oct. 5.
Meanwhile, Ridge Meadows Search and Rescue did a second search of an area in and around Young’s residential property and surrounding homes Saturday, including checking a number of backyards, as well as couple acres of bush
near Whonnock Lake.
The local team called on the support of searcher from Coquitlam, Surrey, Mission, and the Central Fraser Valley.
Police have already utilized the RCMP’s Integrated Lower Mainland District’s Police Dogs Services and completed an aerial search, including the use of a Forward Looking Infra-Red (FLIR) camera.
“So far all efforts to locate Anita have been met with negative results,” Somerville said.
Anyone with information about Young’s whereabouts are being asked to call Ridge Meadows RCMP at 604-463-6251.
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