Missing woman search heading to Alberta

Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP are asking the public's help in locating Cynthia Dupont

Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP are asking the public's help in locating Cynthia Dupont

Following some tips from the public, a search for a missing Vernon woman is leading police towards Alberta.

Cynthia Sue Dupont, 43, was reported to RCMP as missing on April 23, although she had not been seen by family for a couple of weeks prior.

Police put out the appeal for the public’s assistance in finding Dupont April 25.

“We have had some tips that we have followed up on, one leading us to a community in B.C., and one to a community in Alberta, and right now, we’re leaning towards the one in Alberta,” said Vernon RCMP spokesperson Gerry Kovacs Monday. “We feel we’re getting pretty close but we’re still looking to see if somebody has some more information.”

Dupont is a Caucasian woman, five-foot-seven and weights 125-pounds. She has blonde hair and brown eyes.

Police say Dupont has had struggles in the past around addictions.

Kovacs said there is no indication of foul play in relation to Dupont’s disappearance.

Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to contact the nearest RCMP detachment or, if a person is not comfortable in talking with police, they can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.