Foul play now suspected

Police are looking at the possibility of foul play in the disappearance of Ashley Marie Simpson, who went missing from the Salmon Arm area last month.

On April 30, Vernon RCMP initiated a missing persons investigation due to the unexplained disappearance of Simpson, who was reportedly last seen on April 27.

She has not been seen or heard from since.

Investigators with the Southeast District Major Crimes Unit are now assisting the Vernon RCMP with the case.

“Ashley’s typical communication with friends and family has ceased without explanation and investigators suspect that Ashley’s disappearance may very well be the result of foul play,” said Cpl. Dan Moskaluk. “This investigation is currently very active and a dedicated team of investigators are working daily on this file.”

Investigators have completed a search of a property on Yankee Flats Road in Salmon Arm and Simpson remains classified as missing, added Moskaluk.

Moskaluk could not say why the Yankee Flats Road property was searched.

Simpson is approximately five-feet-five-inches tall and 119 pounds with brown eyes and hair.

Her aunt, Amanda Haveman, said Simpson also has the word 'Gypsy' tattooed on her left arm and a hummingbird and strawberries on her right arm.

No arrests have been made and the investigation continues. If anyone has any information that could assist the RCMP in locating Simpson, they are encouraged to contact investigators at 250-545-7171, or if they wish to remain anonymous by contacting Crime Stoppers at 250-222-8477.


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