Elderly B.C. Couple Missing For Three Weeks

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First Posted: 09/23/11 04:02 PM ET Updated: 11/23/11 05:12 AM ET


An elderly B.C. couple who was the subject of an RCMP missing persons bulletin have been spotted by an alert driver, said police.

Police issued an urgent call for information on Friday morning for Thomas Winston Williams, 71, and Marie Elizabeth Williams, 68. They left Prince George in their motorhome three weeks ago, heading for their home in Savona, B.C., just west of Kamloops.

Relatives called police because they had not heard from the retired couple, who are normally good at keeping in touch.


Less than four hours after the alert, a motorist recognized the motorhome stopped near 100 Mile House, and told the couple they were "all over the radio," said RCMP Cpl. Craig Douglass.


The couple checked in with police and were in good health, he added.


Alberta couple never found


Last summer, another elderly couple travelling in a motorhome went missing after they left St. Albert, Alta. for British Columbia.


Lyle McCann, 78, and his wife, Marie, 77, were last seen on July 3, 2010 at a gas station in the city just west of Edmonton. Their burned-out motorhome and an SUV they had been towing were later discovered but the couple have never been found.


The RCMP named Travis Vader, an Alberta man, as a suspect but no charges have been laid in the case.


A court declared the Alberta couple dead one year after they vanished, so their family could start dealing with their estate. Court documents showed RCMP investigators believe the McCanns were killed on the day they disappeared.


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