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UPDATE: Search for missing Lumby woman ends in tragedy

Tatjana Stefanski was last seen in Lumby departing unexpectedly with ex-husband
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RCMP search for missing woman. (File photo)

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 13:

RCMP in the North Okanagan are asking for the public’s assistance in finding a missing 44-year-old woman.

Tatjana Stefanski was last seen at about 8:05 a.m., on Saturday, April 13, in Lumby. At that time she was witnessed speaking with her ex-husband then departing unexpectedly with him, according to Lumby RCMP.

The two were last spotted in a 2007 black Audi A6, British Columbia licence plate GK188L in Lumby.

Police are asking anyone who may have seen the vehicle, or may know where Tatiana Stefanski is to call 911.

Since 8 p.m., Saturday, Black Press Media has received several news tips alongside social media posts, reporting multiple emergency vehicles speeding north on Highway 97 toward Vernon.

Further social media posts suggest several RCMP cruisers were spotted travelling at a high rate of speed along Highway 6 towards Lumby.

The reports of multiple emergency vehicles in the North Okanagan have not been connected to the earlier incident in Lumby.

Black Press Media has reached out to RCMP for more information.

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