Elderly Langley woman missing

A missing woman may have tried to go to New Westminister.

Langley RCMP are currently looking for 72-year-old Ruth Verna Benjestorf and need assistance in trying to locate her.

She does go by ‘Verna’. Benjestorf resides at the Murrayville Manor Care Facility in Langley, and left Friday morning headed to the IGA located at 22259 48th Ave. in Murrayville area.

“It has been confirmed that Benjestorf did make a purchase at the IGA around 10 a.m., however, from there her whereabouts are unknown,” said Sgt. Alexandra Mulvihill.

Benjestorf is capable of short outings by herself, but does suffer from a number of medical conditions which require daily medication. When Benjestorf had not returned by 5 p.m., she was reported missing by staff.

“Benjestorf does not know the area of Langley well and usually only goes to the IGA or Willowbrook mall with staff,” Mulvihill noted.

Benjestorf is shy and does not communicate with people she does not know. Benjestorf may be using BC Transit to get around and could possibly try to go to New Westminster as she has stated in the past that she wants to go there.

Benjestorf is a Caucasian female, 5’2, 175 lbs, green eyes, with grey shoulder-length hair. She did not have her glasses on when she left, but does need them. She was wearing a black winter parka jacket that goes to her knees, blue jeans, black sandals (Velcro style straps) with white socks, and was carrying a black purse. The picture of her in the black jacket is from Friday.

Anyone with information on Benjestorf’s whereabouts are asked to call the Langley RCMP at 604-532-3200 or provide information anonymously with Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or www.solvecrime.ca.

 

Just Posted

Otter Co-op Liquor Store begins construction in Aldergrove

New three-storey building will be a destination retail and wine tasting facility

Sold-out crowd rocked Langley twin’s greenhouse charity gala

Volunteers credited with making party profitable for sick kids at Canuck Place.

Langley Township ponders developing land assets

The Township may become its own developer to find a new revenue stream.

VIDEO: Government approves funding of $750,000 drug for B.C. woman

Approval comes one day after province announces funding for Soliris on a case-by-case basis

Rail upgrades will cost Langley Township $6 million

The council may borrow money to fund the federally-mandated upgrades.

VIDEO: Langley concert and five new songs inspired by Canada’s 150th

Familiar faces from Langley Community Music School were asked to create Canadian pieces for Nov. 25.

Vigil held for woman whose remains were found on Shuswap farm

Family and friends remember Vernon resident Traci Genereaux and along with five other missing women

Brewers create anti-fascist ale

Not For Nazis Nut Brown Ale made in the Shuswap will be ready in time for Christmas

LETTER: Jumbo Valley is part of Ktunaxa territorial claim

Ktunaxa Nation Council responds to Tom Fletcher column

Union contests layoffs at Maple Ridge motel

Demonstration planned for today at former Quality Inn

Pitt Meadows councillor convicted of sex assault resigns from job

David Murray will retire from work with city of Port Coquitlam

3,800-plant grow-op busted on First Nation reserve

Three men face charges after RCMP bust a large drug operation on the Soowahlie Reserve near Chilliwack

B.C. boy’s social media bid to get levidrome in the Oxford dictionary goes viral

‘It’s been five weeks and has totally blown up today.’

Huge grain, potash terminals proposed for Fraser Surrey Docks

Surrey’s mayor is embracing the projects, but Delta’s mayor has concerns about emergency crew access

Most Read