Family keeps up search for missing Vanderhoof woman (from The Province)

By Staff Reporter, The Province June 2, 201

Family and friends of a 20-year-old Vanderhoof woman who went missing from a popular camping and party spot continue to scour the area for clues to her disappearance five days ago.

The official search effort was called off Tuesday, but those close to Madison Scott haven’t abandoned the search and RCMP are still investigating.

“Search and rescue will conduct further searches of some roadways in the vicinity of Hogsback Lake over the next few days,” said Sgt. Rob Vermeulen in a statement Thursday.

“The family asked the RCMP to pass along that they wish to thank Vanderhoof area residents for their generous financial support for the helicopter that has been used in their search effort,” he said.

An account has been set up for donations toward the helicopter search. The account number is 80234286 and contributions can be made at any credit union.

The area is a former forestry campsite, which also has a parking lot and boat launch area, and is popular with locals.

Vermeulen said a forensics team has examined the camping area and a dive team was called in to assess whether an underwater search is warranted.

Police are also still interviewing people who were around the campsite on the weekend of May 27 and 28, when Scott was last seen there.

Scott is described as white, five-foot-four, 170 pounds, with ginger hair. She was last seen wearing a black T-shirt and capri-style blue jeans.

Her off-white early 1990s model F-150 Ford pickup and a two-tone blue tent were left at the site.

Anyone with information is asked to call Vanderhoof RCMP at 250-567-2222.

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