Penticton RCMP continue to seek help from the community to locate missing senior Doreen Abbott.
Penticton RCMP received a report that Doreen Abbott failed to arrive at a friend’s house on the evening of Jan. 27, and her current whereabouts are unknown.
Doreen is reported to suffer from an onset of dementia, but does not deviate from her set routines, thus making this absence worrisome, said police. Penticton RCMP located Doreen’s vehicle near 1425 Greyback Mountain Road.
It appears that Doreen, who was most likely unfamiliar with the area, travelled up the road and got her vehicle stuck in the icy/snow conditions.
An extensive search has been done in the area by Penticton Search and Rescue and RCMP, utilizing both land and air resources; both last night and during daytime hours today, said police. At this time, Doreen’s whereabouts continue to be unknown.
Doreen Abbott is described as:
- 89 years old
- 5’3, 120lb, thin
- Thin white and grey hair
- Wears glasses and walks with a cane
- Unknown what clothing she was wearing last
“If you are seeing this Doreen, please contact us right away,” said Const. Dayne Lyons, Penticton RCMP Media Relations Officer. “We hope that members of the community will keep an eye out for Doreen or contact us if you know where she may be.”
Penticton RCMP can be contacted directly at 250-492-4300.