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UPDATE: Search for missing Lumby woman ends in tragedy

Tatjana Stefanski was last seen in her ex-husband’s car

UPDATE April 17:

Police are now confirming the 44-year old woman reported missing in Lumby on April 13 has sadly been found deceased.

Criminality is suspected in the person’s death and the investigation has been turned over to the RCMP Southeast District Major Crimes Unit.

“The Vernon North Okanagan RCMP offer our sincerest and most heartfelt condolences to the woman’s family and friends during this incredibly difficult time,” said Const. Chris Terleski, media relations officer.

ORIGINAL April 15:

North Okanagan RCMP has provided no new information on an alleged abduction of a North Okanagan woman.

Tatjana Stefanski was last seen around 8:05 a.m on Saturday, April 13 in Lumby. At the time, she was witnessed speaking with her ex-husband, then departing unexpectedly with him in a black 2007 Audi A6, near 4050 Highway 6, close to the Coldstream Golf Course.

The car has a B.C. licence plate GK188L. Police are asking anyone who may have seen the vehicle, or may know where Stefanski is to call 911.

According to Facebook posts, Stefanki’s current boyfriend, Jason Gaudreault said that she was last seen wearing a blue jacket with grey sweatpants and rubber boots.

There are unconfirmed reports that the vehicle has been found, but not Stefanski.

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Bowen Assman

About the Author: Bowen Assman

I joined The Morning Star team in January 2023 as a reporter. Before that, I spent 10 months covering sports in Kelowna.
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