Mounties are investigating numerous tips from the public and are collecting footage as they investigate the disappearance of missing Kamloops woman Shannon White who hasn’t been seen nor heard from in more than a week.
White, 32, went missing on Monday, Nov. 1 just after 8 a.m., when she left her home on Bestwick Court in Lower Sahali. She was expected to drive the two-kilometre distance to work at Kamloops Hyundai on Notre Dame Drive in Sahali. She did not show up to her job and her vehicle — a black 1997 TJ Jeep — was found abandoned downtown on Nicola Street, outside the Sacred Heart Cathedral, the next day.
RCMP Const. Crystal Evelyn said police are treating the disappearance as suspicious and are “pursuing all investigative avenues.”
She said personnel from various departments are involved in the investigation, including the serious crime unit, general investigation support team, criminal intelligence unit, data technicians and civilian staff.
Evelyn confirmed police have received multiple tips and collected and continue to collect surveillance footage available that could help further the investigation.
“If anyone has any surveillance which may be helpful – anything with Shannon or her jeep, and hasn’t yet reached out — please contact police as soon as possible,” Evelyn said in an email to KTW.
The RCMP has asked the public to keep and eye out for a pink flower missing from the back of White’s Jeep. Police have said they believe White may have left town between leaving her home on Nov. 1 and her Jeep being found at about 3:30. p.m. Nov. 2.
Asked why police believe White may have left the city, Evelyn did not explain, saying only that police are “exploring all investigative avenues” and that there is a chance White could have left town before the vehicle was found in the city.
A friend of White’s told KTW she had a tumultuous relationship and breakup with a boyfriend last year —something which the RCMP has been made aware, she said.
Asked whether police have spoken to an ex-boyfriend of White’s, Evelyn said police “are exploring all investigative avenues, which includes speaking with her friends, families, associates and others who know her.”
Along with information pertaining to White’s whereabouts, police are asking anyone who may have seen her or her Jeep on Nov. 1, or who may have residential, commercial or dash-cam video surveillance in the Lower Sahali, Notre Dame and downtown areas, to contact Kamloops RCMP at 250-828-3000.