ROSETOWN, Sask. - For more than a week, Carl King has wondered and worried about his missing daughter.
"I'm losing my hope now because it's the 11th day today. You know they found her car and that and they didn't find her," he said Wednesday from his home in Mattis Point, N.L.
"I'm losing hope of finding her alive."
Carol King, 40, was last seen Aug. 6 in Herschel, Sask., about 150 kilometres southwest of Saskatoon. A friend said she was heading to Rosetown to give a statement to police about being harassed.
RCMP spokesman Cpl. Rob King confirmed that the missing woman had an appointment "to give more information and a statement on an ongoing investigation that she was involved with."
She never showed up.
A few days later, RCMP found her grey PT Cruiser in a slough.
"At that point, once we located the vehicle, our underwater recovery team went in and removed the vehicle. The vehicle was then transported to Saskatoon for forensic analysis," the corporal said.
"Our underwater recovery team then went through and did a slow inch-by-inch methodical search of that slough and then a second smaller slough that was just kind of in the area."
The RCMP also drained the first slough to make sure nothing was missed, but no evidence was found.
Farmers and residents have been asked to look for anything out of the ordinary. Police are suggesting outbuildings or storage areas on private property should be examined for tampering or break-ins.
Carol King moved to Saskatchewan about three years ago, but she was in constant contact with her family in Newfoundland.
Her parents called her Aug. 6. Her mother knew something was wrong.
"She couldn't get no touch. Her sister phoned Carol and she couldn't get in touch with her home, her cellphone. In the morning, they couldn't get in touch so they phoned the police up there."
Sister Brenda hopped on a plane and headed for Saskatchewan.
She organized a search to look for clues and estimated Wednesday that 50 people — some friends and some strangers — combed the ground while a pilot did an aerial search.
"I think it's awesome and I know that if my sister gets out of this alive, that she is going to be overwhelmed to see the support that was here for her," said Brenda King.
"I'm OK because ... I have hope that she's alive out there. And I think that's the only thing that's holding me together ... I still feel that somebody has her and that she's still alive."
Friends and family plan to hold a candlelight vigil in Stephenville Crossing, N.L., to show support for the searchers in Saskatchewan.
Carl King said he wanted to join the search, but couldn't leave his wife. He said she collapsed and had to be taken to the hospital when she heard about the discovery of the car.
He said he's trying his best to cope.
"Sometimes I build myself up and sometimes ... everything is going through my mind."