Search for Immaculate Basil Continues 3 Years Later
Fort St James, B.C. – Today marks the three-year anniversary of Immaculate Mary (Mackie) Basil’s disappearance and Mounties are still seeking answers.
The Fort St James woman was last seen walking on the Leo Tanizul Forest Service Road during the mid-morning hours of June 13, 2013. Mounties say she was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with a red maple leaf on it, grey jogging pants and white running shoes.
Through their investigation police believe she loved her son too much to wander off adding Basil’s disappearance “has taken its toll on her family and members of her community.”
The night before she disappeared, police say the 26-year old was at a house party in Tachie when she and two other people decided to head out to a local cabin.
While on route police say the pick-up truck the trio were driving in got stuck in the mud. After unsuccessful efforts to free the truck, they left and walked to the cabin. Police say they later returned to try to free the truck again but failed.
Police say Basil became frustrated as a result and started walking back to Tachie alone. She was never seen again.
Her disappearance was followed by four days of extensive ground and air search efforts and three years of searching by local First Nation Tlaz’ten Band members and search and rescue crews.
Though police have no information to support she met with foul play they haven’t ruled out the possibility.
If you have any information regarding Basil’s disappearance you are asked to call the Fort St James RCMP at 250-996-8269 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.