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Police look to public for answers to strange incident north of Topley

On Monday, July 20, at 7:20 p.m., a local resident called the Houston RCMP to report a suspicious circumstance.

The caller was driving on Highway 118 north of Topley between the Findlay brake check and the wooden bridge and noticed a woman walk out of the bush and into the ditch. She was barefoot, wearing a white tank top, grey or green sweat pants and appeared to be soaking wet.

A truck – a silver or grey, single cab, GMC or Chevrolet pickup – was on a trail near where the woman was seen exiting the bush. The male driver stopped on the side of the road and the woman was seen getting in the truck on the drivers’ side, followed by the man. The truck then left travelling north towards Granisle.

Houston RCMP immediately made patrols in the area of Granisle, Topley, Tachet, and surrounding area but were unable to locate a vehicle matching the description provided. There have been no reports of missing persons and police have very little information to follow.

“The circumstances surrounding this is concerning and we hope to identify the people to ensure the well-being of all,” said Sgt. Mark Smaill NCO i/c Houston RCMP

If you were travelling Highway 118 between the hours of 6 – 8 p.m., have dash-cam video, information regarding this, or believe you may be one of the individuals described, please contact the Houston RCMP at 250 845-2204.

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