Missing since Thursday, May 14, 2020, 76 year old senior, Linda Walkley, is driving a Nissan Sentra with a Yellow goat sticker on the rear of the vehicle. She is expected to be driving slowly and heading to Penticton, Enderby or Campbell River on Vancouver Island. If you believe you have seen this vehicle or, Linda Walkley please call Barriere RCMP at 250-672-9918, your local police detachment, or 911 immediately. (Chanel Brown Facebook photo)

UPDATED: Missing Barriere senior may be heading for Penticton, Enderby, or Vancouver Island

Members of the public asked to keep their eyes open to help find the grandmother

BREAKING NEWS: BARRIERE SENIOR IS BACK HOME as of Friday afternoon.

“She is tired and hungry, and had a small mishap, but is otherwise okay,” said daughter Heather Brown Richardson, “Thank you to all for your caring and sharing. So very much appreciated!”

—————————————

A Barriere, B.C., senior has gone missing, police have been notified, and the family is asking the public for their help in locating this lady so she can be returned home safely.

Linda Walkley, 76, left Barriere at approximately 3 p.m. on Thursday, May 14, driving a 2006 Nissan Sentra, light brown/tan in color, with license plate 555 DMP. The car has a sticker on the back of the roof that says ‘Goats on a Roof’ from Coombs, B.C. Walkey has short brown/silver hair and wears glasses.

“My Grandma left my Mom’s house located in Barriere, and is possibly headed to either Campbell River, Enderby, or Penticton,” says a Facebook post from Walkley’s grandaughter Chanel Brown, “She has taken her medication and address book, presumably a few clothes as well. She left with no notice to anyone.”

Brown tells that her grandmother will likely be driving slower than other vehicles around her, “My grandma has not driven a vehicle in three years, and has been reliant on my mom for helping her get around to appointments, etc. She walks with a cane and a bit of a stoop in her posture, so likely won’t be moving fast if she has stopped anywhere. The vehicle isn’t in the greatest condition so she may have stopped for help.”

UPDATE: Walkley’s daughter Heather Brown Richardson has advised police called this morning with information that her mom stayed in a motel in Vernon last night. Officers missed her by 15 miinutes, but talked to staff and she appeared to be of good health and was asking for directions back to Kamloops.

If you believe you have seen this vehicle or, Linda Walkley please call Barriere RCMP at 250-672-9918, your local police detachment, or 911 immediately.

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

“We’re going to get through this together,” says Mayor regarding Barriere water restrictions

The District of Barriere regular council meeting was held at the Barriere… Continue reading

Barriere RCMP are asking, “Do you know who these people are?”

RCMP are hoping someone will recognize the people in these photos who… Continue reading

Barriere RCMP looking for alleged AG Foods shoplifter

RCMP are requesting help in identifying a woman who departed the AG… Continue reading

District of Barriere Utilities Manager reports to council on Barriere wells

District of Barriere Utilities Manager Ian Crosson presented a verbal report during… Continue reading

Valley Voices From The Past: Early policing in the North Thompson Valley

By Nelson Hindle The following is an excerpt from Upper North Thompson… Continue reading

B.C. records new COVID-19 death, 85 more cases; Horgan calls on celebrity help

This brings the total number of active confirmed cases to 531 across the province

Teachers to get 2 extra days to prepare for students’ return, now set for Sept. 10

Students will first start with orientation and learn rules of COVID-19 classroom policies

High-volume littering at Cape Scott draws ire from hiking groups

Popular Vancouver Island hiking spot not closing, but frustration about crowding grows

SFU to drop ‘Clan’ varsity team name

The ‘Clan’ name is shortened from ‘Clansmen,’ and was introduced roughly 55 years ago

New Tory leader must build a strong team in Commons and for the campaign: Scheer

Scheer marked his final day in the House of Commons today as leader of the Opposition

B.C. to hire 500 more COVID-19 contact tracers ahead of fall

Contract tracers add an ‘extra layer’ in the fight against the novel coronavirus

Feds commit $305M in additional funds for Indigenous communities during COVID-19

Money can be used to battle food insecurity and support children and mental health

We were a bit tone deaf: Hobo Cannabis renamed Dutch Love after backlash

Hobo Cannabis has various locations in Vancouver, Kelowna and Ottawa

Man accused of killing Red Deer doctor says he does not remember attack

Appearing before a judge, Deng Mabiour, 54, rambled about being sick and needing a doctor

Most Read