It’s been Three Years - Please help us locate Mackie
Fort St James
2016-06-13 09:42 PDT
File # 2013-1757
Today, June 13th marks the third Anniversary and police continue to seek public assistance in solving the disappearance of Immaculate Mary (Mackie) Basil.
Mackie was last seen walking on the Leo Tanizul Forest Service Road during the mid-morning hours of June 13, 2013. She was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt with a red Maple Leaf on it, grey Capri (jogging) pants and white running shoes.
From information obtained during our investigation, we learned how much Mackie loves her son so we believe that she just wouldn’t have wandered off on her own. Her disappearance has taken its toll on her family and members of her community, advised investigative team leader Sgt. Todd Wiebe of the North District Major Crime Unit (NDMCU).
The night prior to her disappearance, Mackie was at a house party in Tachie when she and two other individuals decided to head out to a local cabin. While on route to the cabin, the pickup truck the trio was traveling in became stuck in the mud and efforts to free it were unsuccessful. The three walked to the cabin where they spent some time, then made more attempts to free the truck from the mud. Mackie became frustrated with the unsuccessful efforts and advised the others she was walking back to Tachie and left them with the truck.
At this point in the investigation, police have no information to support that Mackie met with foul play, however this possibility can not be ruled out.
Extensive ground and air efforts with the assistance of many Search and Rescue organizations, RCMP Air Services, and local searchers, scoured the area for four days without locating any trace of Mackie. Over the past three years, local First Nation Tlaz’ten Band members and SAR have continued searching the area surrounding where Mackie was last seen without locating her, or any trace she had ever been there.
The NDMCU would like anyone who has information regarding the disappearance of Immaculate Basil that has not previously been reported to police, to come forward and contact the Fort St James RCMP at 250-996-8269, or call Crimstoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (tips)
Cpl. D.J. (Dave) TyremanDistrict Advisory NCO (Media Relations)
4020 5th Avenue, Prince George B.C. V2M 7E7
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