RCMP are searching for a woman who was a passenger in a vintage car that was swept off Highway 99 in a mudslide at Hat Creek Corner on August 11th.

Lillooet RCMP located the 67-year-old driver of the yellow 1968 Morgan convertible who said he had been able to get out of the vehicle, however his wife, who was the passenger was unaccounted for.

Initial search efforts have been unsuccessful. Ashcroft RCMP with assistance from the RCMP Police Dog Service, Search and Rescue and Fire Service are continuing to search, however efforts are being hampered by the quick moving water and unsafe conditions, in and around the area of the mudslide.

Police are asking for assistance in locating, 67-year-old Valerie Morris, who is still missing. Morris is described as Caucasian, 5 foot 2 inches, 113 lbs, with auburn hair and hazel eyes. She was last seen wearing white/cream capri pants with a red jacket, pink shirt and black sun visor hat.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Ashcroft RCMP detachment on 250-453-2216 and site file 2018-1038.


Filed under: Ashcroft, Highway 99, Lillooet, Missing Person, Police, RCMP