Search for 22-year-old Bowen Island female, missing since November 4, called off

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      The physical search for a missing 22-year-old female from Bowen Island has been concluded but the investigation into her disappearance will continue on.

      At 9 p.m. on November 4, Bowen Island RCMP received a report that Shilanne Stedmances had gone missing after she had left her family home on Eagle Cliff Road earlier that day.

      An extensive search for Stedmances involved Bowen Island RCMP, North Shore Search and Rescue, Air 1, Westcoast Marine, Vancouver Police Department Marine Section, Squamish RCMP, and the RCMP Underwater Recovery Team.

      RCMP officers did locate some items close to the Stedmance residence, which indicated she may have fallen into the water but a search of the area by both boat and RCMP divers have not found any further sign of her.

      Bowen Island RCMP Dive Team
      BOWEN ISLAND RCMP

      As she has connections in West and North Vancouver, RCMP had previously stated in a news release that she could have been traveling to the North Shore in Metro Vancouver.

      Squamish RCMP announced on November 28 that the search for Stedmances on Bowen Island and surrounding waters has been discontinued but the investigation will remain ongoing.

      Shilanne Stedmances
      BOWEN ISLAND RCMP

      Stedmances is described as a white female who is 157 centimetres (five-feet, two-inches) tall and weighs 50 kilograms (110 pounds). She has blue eyes and shoulder-length dark brown hair (she has dyed it blond in the past).

      She was last seen wearing a dark-coloured shirt and yoga pants.

      The New Zealand Herald reported that she has dual New Zealand and Canadian citizenship but she had been living in Canada.

      Anyone who may have any information is asked to contact Bowen Island RCMP at 604-947-0516.

      Shilanne Stedmances
      BOWEN ISLAND RCMP
      Shilanne Stedmances
      B.C. RCMP

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