Search ends for Frances Brown

Smithers RCMP announce end to search for Brown, who went missing mushroom picking Oct. 14.

Frances Brown went missing Oct. 14. (Contributed photo)

The search for Frances Brown of New Hazelton was concluded at nightfall Saturday evening by the Smithers RCMP. Brown was last seen on Saturday, Oct. 14 when she was mushroom picking in the Smithers area.

Search & Rescue (SAR) and the RCMP deployed extensive resources to locate Brown over a seven-day period. Bulkley Valley SAR was assisted by 21 other SAR teams scattered across B.C. An SAR helicopter, dog handler and trackers were utilized in the extensive search. The RCMP assisted with Air 3 (Prince George based helicopter), Terrace Detachment Dog Section member, a Smithers detachment member on site daily and a victim services manager to offer support during the final search days.

The Smithers RCMP would like to thank the generous and tireless assistance of the search & rescue volunteers, convergent volunteers including the Canadian Rangers, and the Salvation Army for providing meals at the command site.

– Submitted by Smithers RCMP.

Related: Searchers from across BC seek Frances Brown north of Smithers

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Frances Brown went missing in the Kitseguecla Road area the evening of Saturday, Oct. 14. (Google map)

A search dog and his handler from Williams Lake wait for their ride into the bush to help look for Frances Brown Oct. 20. (Marisca Bakker photo)

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