Prince George RCMP confirm 88-year-old 100 Mile House wildfire evacuee Maria Martha Watt has been found and is safe. A public appeal for help in finding her went out yesterday after
family and friends said they had not talked to Watt since 100 Mile House was ordered evacuated. Police have not said where Watt was located or why she did not contact relatives or friends.
An elderly woman from 100 Mile House, has gone missing since evacuations began taking place in that community. Maria Martha Watt is 88 years old. She may go by the last name Lascelle or Lascelle-Watt.
Her family hasn’t heard from her in ten days. Mounties say extensive efforts to find the woman have been unsuccessful.
RCMP don’t believe she has registered at any of the evacuation centres in the province and have searched the centres in Prince George and Kamloops.
She is known to drive a grey 2004 Honda CRV with the licence plate 081-HCN.
Police are hoping to release a picture of the woman soon but have released a description of the woman.
Maria Watt is described as:
• Caucasian female
• 160 cm (5’3”)
• 66 kg (145 lbs)
• Hazel eyes
• Brown hair
If you know where the woman is, you’re asked to call RCMP immediately.