Missing Persons: Need your help

July 6, 2023

File: 2011-15519

Missing for more than a decade: do you have information on Fred Yellow Old Woman?

It was June 14, 2011 when Fred Yellow Old Woman went missing from a residence on the 600-block of Shuswap Road.

Fred was 54 years old at the time and was staying at a friend’s house. He went to bed around 10:30 p.m. Around 5:30 a.m., others in the house noticed the front door was opened and he was gone. His glasses and wallet were left behind.

“Today Fred would be 66 years old,” said Constable David Dixon of the Tk’emlúps Rural RCMP Detachment. “Despite search efforts which included the assistance of Search and Rescue teams, the Police Dog Service Unit, and Air Services, Fred remains missing and many questions are still unanswered.”

At the time of his disappearance, Fred was described as First Nations, 5’11”, approximately 200 lbs, with dark black hair, short on the sides and collar length at the back; brown eyes, and ‘F’ tattooed on his left thumb. He was last seen wearing a red muscle shirt and black cut-off shorts.

“We are again releasing an image of Fred Yellow Old Woman to remind the public that the search for him continues and anyone that may have information that could be related to this investigation is asked to please contact police,” said Cst. Dixon.

If you have any information about Fred’s disappearance, please contact the Tk’emlúps Rural RCMP at 250-314-1800 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

On July 28, 1982, Janice Lee NEWMAN was supposed to meet a friend, but she failed to show up at their meeting place. Two days passed before she was reported missing.  At the time, Janice was living at #3 – 1255 Tranquille Rd.  The mother of two young kids left all of her personal belongings, including her purse and ID, at home and hasn’t been seen since.

Police are renewing their plea to the public to please help solve the mystery of Janice Newman’s disappearance. It has been 39 years since she was last seen. Someone knows what happened to her. Please, for the sake of Janice’s children and her family, contact police with any information you may have related to this ongoing investigation, file 1982-18263.

If you have any information please call the RCMP directly or submit a anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers here.