Kamloops Mounties are now exploring Highway 5 northbound in the case of missing person Shannon White.
On Nov. 12, Mounties said they were searching an area west of the city with Kamloops Search and Rescue after receiving information that White’s 1997 Jeep TJ left town for a 45-minute period the morning of Nov. 1 and was seen travelling west on the Trans-Canada Highway shortly after White was supposed to have arrived at work by 8:30 a.m.
Over the weekend, police also learned that at approximately 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 1, White’s vehicle was also seen travelling north on the Yellowhead Highway (Highway 5), past Rayleigh, before returning south, passing by Rayleigh approximately 45 minutes later.
“We are updating the public with this information as these search areas are large and winter is fast approaching. The more people out looking for Shannon in these areas, the better,” Kamloops RCMP serious crimes unit Cpl. Dave Marshall, said in a release.
White’s disappearance has now reached the two-week mark and police are looking both north and west of the city for any clues that could help locate the 32-year-old woman, last heard from on Nov. 1.
Police have also been at the Silver Sage Trailer Park on the Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc reserve, where a travel trailer being searched by police belongs to the ex-boyfriend of White, according to friends and colleagues of White who spoke with KTW.
One neighbour told KTW there had been a heavy police presence at the property since Nov. 10, noting the RCMP brought in a tow truck at one point to haul three vehicles away. The neighbour was not aware if any arrests were made.
RCMP spokesperson Crystal Evelyn told KTW no one has been charged in connection with White’s disappearance at this point, but did not answer when asked if a vehicle had been seized as part of the investigation.
White is believed to have left her home on Bestwick Court in Lower Sahali around 8 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 1. She was supposed to be at her job a short distance away at the Hyundai dealership on Notre Dame Drive by 8:30 a.m., but she never arrived. The next day, Nov. 2, her Jeep was found at about 3:30 p.m., parked downtown in the 200-block of Nicola Street.
Anyone who lives in, or is familiar with, rural areas north of Kamloops is asked to be on the lookout for anything related to the investigation, including any game camera footage that may have captured video that could be helpful.
Those with information are asked to contact Kamloops RCMP at 250-828-3000.
Michael Potestio, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Kamloops This Week