Missing person Neva Evdokimoff

The search continues for Neva Evdokimoff, a 48-year-old former Castlegar resident who was reported missing on Wednesday.

The search for a missing 48-year-old woman continues today as search and rescue teams search the Columbia River and Columbia Trail.

Neva Evdokimoff grew up in Castlegar, but know lives in Kelowna. She was visiting her family in Shore Acres and left to drive home on Tuesday morning, but never made it. Her family was unable to reach her by cell phone and reported her missing on Wednesday.

Cell phone activity indicated Evdokimoff had been in the Trail area and the RCMP located her vehicle in the Gyro Park parking lot. Video from a camera on the washroom building showed her parking her vehicle at approximately 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, three hours after she left her family.

“They caught her leaving [on camera]. She’d been four or five times back to her car and she left with a pack on,” explained Dave Braithwaite, search manager and member of Rossland Search and Rescue (RSAR).

RSAR has been leading the search, with South Columbia Search and Rescue, Castlegar Search and Rescue and Grand Forks Search and Rescue aiding in the effort. Teams have been searching the trails near Gyro Park, neighbouring streets and the river.

Today teams started searching the Columbia Trail leading to Castlegar, as that is where Evdokimoff is originally from and she is an experienced hiker. Teams will also continue to search the river, and a RCMP helicopter was brought in at noon.

Braithwaite asks members of the public to keep their eyes open for any sign of Evdokimoff and to report any sightings to the RCMP.

“Maybe someone saw her at the beach; maybe someone saw her going for a hike. That would be the type of thing that would help us. Did you see a single woman wearing a striped black and white shirt going anywhere?” asked Braithwaite.

The RCMP released the following press release yesterday morning:

Trail RCMP is seeking public assistance in locating missing person 48 year old Neva Evdokimoff, who was reported missing by her family on Wednesday May 25.

The Trail RCMP was advised on May 25, 2016, that Neva Evdokimoff left her family’s residence in Shore Acres at 8:30 a.m. on May 24, 2016. Neva was supposed to be driving home to her residence located in Kelowna, B.C. After repeated attempts to contact Neva by cell phone failed, her family reported her missing the next day on May 25, 2016. Cell phone information indicated Neva’s phone was active in the Trail area, and local RCMP members began searching for Neva and her vehicle.

The Trail RCMP has located Neva’s vehicle in the parking lot at Gyro Park in Trail and video surveillance in the area revealed that Neva parked her vehicle there at approximately 11:30 a.m. on May 24, 2016, 3 hrs after leaving Shore Acres. Neva was last seen walking toward to the beach area at Gyro Park.

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