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Mounties in Merritt searching for missing woman who has not been seen since last week

Mounties in Merritt are requesting the public’s help in locating a missing woman who has not been seen or heard from since late last week.

Jacqueline McDermott was reported missing by family on Oct. 1 as she has not been seen or heard from since Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022.

According to police, McDermott had planned to attend a yoga retreat near Merritt but left after a short time.

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Her vehicle, which appears to have broken down, was located on Highway 97C between Merritt and Logan Lake.

A few local community members recall seeing McDermott near her vehicle.

Police, along with air resources, Police Dog Services and local search and rescue teams, extensively and no sign of her has been found.

Jacqueline McDermott is described as:

  • Caucasian female

  • 22 years old

  • 5’ 7 (170 cms)

  • 111 lbs (50 kgs)

  • Curly blonde hair

  • Fair complexion

  • Medium build

  • Nose piercing


If you see Jacqueline, or know where she may be, contact the Merritt RCMP at (250) 378-4262.



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