Coquitlam RCMP are searching for an elderly woman missing since just after noon on Tuesday.
Donna Rasmussen, 75, went missing somewhere in the Port Coquitlam area after leaving her home on Suffolk Avenue for her regular afternoon walk at approximately 12:30 p.m. but failed to return when she was expected at 4 p.m.
Rasmussen's daughter contacted Coquitlam RCMP Tuesday night and they began extensive ground patrols and called in aerial support from the RCMP's Air 1 helicopter, which couldn't attend, however, due to the inclement weather.
"At this point we don't even have a starting point of where she might be," said Coquitlam RCMP spokesperson Const. Kristina Biro.
Family of the missing woman told police that Rasmussen has no medical problems that they know of and had not mentioned having any other plans that day.
"This is out of character for her and her family is obviously concerned for her well-being," Biro said.
Rasmussen is a Caucasian woman, 5' 4" tall, 120-lbs., with brown eyes and long blonde hair.
She was last seen wearing a red fleece jacket, green pants, and white running shoes.
Anyone with information on Rasmussen's whereabouts is asked to call Coquitlam RCMP at 604-945-1550 or their local police. To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).