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


“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.

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