RCMP have concluded the search for missing 82-year-old Oak Bay woman, Gladys Barman.
Barman went missing over three weeks ago, and was last seen fuelling her 2002 dark green Honda Civic at the Petro-Canada on West Saanich Road at 10 a.m. on July 5.
On the morning of July 22nd, RCMP recovered the vehicle that belonged to Barman after it was identified by a off road motorcyclist on a remote logging road behind Lake Cowichan.
Since then, coordinated search efforts included engaging up to 25 Ground Search and Rescue (GSAR) per day, Police Dog Services, RCMP helicopter and Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS aka UAV), local area experts, Oak Bay Police and Lake Cowichan RCMP.
However, despite extensive efforts, Barman was not located and on Thursday, July 26th, the search was officially concluded.
But the investigation into the disappearance of Gladys Barman remains open with the Oak Bay Police Department, and anyone who has information is requested to contact them (250-592-2424) or call their local police department.
“We know that not having a definitive outcome must be horrible for the family and our thoughts are with them,” says Oak Bay Police Chief Constable, Andy Brinton in a release.
Barman’s family has asked for privacy at this time.