Immaculate Basil Disappearance Baffles Police
Saturday, July 6, 2013 @ 6:14 AM
Prince George, B.C. – Investigators with the Fort St. James and North District RCMP are trying to find some solid information that will lead them to the whereabouts of 26-year-old Immaculate Basil.
According to police, the Fort St. James woman was last seen the night of June 13th, 2013 heading to a cabin in the Leo Creek area, north of the Tachie Reserve. Constable Lesley Smith, Media Relations officer at North District, says Basil had been travelling with two friends. “We have three good friends going out to a cabin. They’d all been out with other friends previously that night. And she (Basil) was last seen walking along the Leo Creek Forest Service Road towards the cabin. That was her destination, to make it to this cabin where everyone was going to meet up.”
Cst Smith adds “the witnesses that last saw her are co-operating with police. When they realized that that was the last time she was seen, and nobody had seen her since that night, I understand that family members started looking for her immediately and then other family members came to the RCMP to report her missing and say they needed extra help to go and find her.”
Cst Smith says a number of aspects of the case are unresolved. “Whether they felt that she made it to the cabin and she stayed out there, and that’s why nobody really looked for her for quite some time, I don’t have those details. But I can tell you the RCMP weren’t notified (of her disappearance) until June 17th. That’s when we hit the ground running looking for her, and realized she had not made it to the cabin.”
The official ground, air and water search involving RCMP officers and a police dog, several Search and Rescue groups in the Central Interior, volunteers, fixed wing aircraft and helicopters was concluded on June 21st, eight days after Basil went missing. Family and friends are still searching.
Cst. Smith says Immaculate Basil is still a missing person and “it’s an ongoing investigation. The two people that last saw her are co-operating and we’re asking anyone that’s got information to come forward. That includes anyone who knows if she caught a ride, or if she made it back to town or whatever the circumstances are, we need to speak to any leads in relation to her disappearance.”