The family of a missing 64-year-old Saskatchewan woman with health conditions is turning to the public for help.
Last Monday around 9:30 a.m., Ruby Barnes went to the Carlyle Credit Union to pay some bills, but hasn’t been seen or heard from since. Her cell phone was last noted picking up a signal from a Broadview tower around 1 p.m. that same day.
Since then, her daughter, Lee-Ann Chicoine, said police, friends and family have searched the area — including all of Moose Mountain Provincial Park — but have come up short.
“It’s terrible. We’re very worried about her well-being and we would just like to ask the public to see if they could keep their eyes open and look wherever they can think of,” she told 980 CJME through tears. “We’re just really trying not to lose hope.”
Chicoine added the whole family’s especially worried because Barnes has several health problems.
“My mom suffers from depression and anxiety. She had to be removed off some pills for a health issue and we believe it caused her to get bad again, so we are very concerned.”
Barnes is described as around 135 pounds, and five feet eight inches tall with long grey hair and glasses.
She was last seen wearing a black top with a white abstract design on the front and black pants, carrying a black purse.
RCMP believe Barnes could be driving a white 2013 Ford Escape with Saskatchewan license plate 969 KPI.
Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to contact Carlyle RCMP at 306-453-6707 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
— With files from Lisa Schick