Red Deer RCMP seek urgent assistance to locate 48 year old Aurora Rafer – Update 3
Red Deer, Alberta – Two men are facing criminal charges in relation to the abduction of a 48 year old woman yesterday morning in Red Deer. RCMP will issue an update with the names of the suspects and the charges against them once those charges have been sworn before the courts.
RCMP continue to investigate and are looking to speak to a good Samaritan couple who encountered one of the suspects and the victim yesterday afternoon south-east of Red Deer and offered them assistance.
The man and woman are described as older, and driving a white truck. They encountered the suspect and victim in the early afternoon of October 17 in the area of Range Road 272 and Highway 42, south-east of Red Deer near the Pine Lake Highway, and drove them to Red Deer Regional Hospital.
RCMP are requesting that the couple call the Red Deer RCMP complaint line at 403-343-5575 in order to assist police with the investigation.
Update 2 – Located
Red Deer, Alberta – Red Deer RCMP have located 48 year old Aurora Rafer unharmed, and have located the maroon Avalanche. RCMP have a 47 year old man in custody and the investigation continues.
RCMP would like to thank the public for their cooperation as police checked on similar vehicles and investigated possible sightings in various areas in Red Deer and area. RCMP were assisted by the RCMP Emergency Response Team during this investigation.
RCMP do not have more information available regarding this investigation at this time but will issue an update tomorrow as more information becomes available.
Red Deer RCMP seek urgent assistance to locate 48 year old Aurora Rafer
Red Deer, Alberta – Red Deer RCMP are requesting immediate public assistance to locate 48 year old Aurora Rafer, who police believe may be in danger. Police believe she may be in an orange/maroon-coloured Chevrolet Avalanche that has no taillight on the driver’s side. RCMP do not have a license plate for the vehicle. At this point, RCMP believe the Avalanche may be in Red Deer or in the surrounding area.
RCMP do not have a photograph of Aurora Rafer at this time. She is described as:
- 5’3” tall
- Slim build
- Long dark brown hair
- Brown eyes
- Looks younger than 48
At this point in the investigation, RCMP do not believe the public is in any danger, but police stress that citizens encountering the Avalanche should not engage with it and should call 911 immediately. RCMP do not have further information at this time and request that citizens who see RCMP moving through the city give them space to do their work and cooperate as fully as they can while police continue their investigation
NewsAlert: Canada should align with allies on Olympic diplomatic boycott: Trudeau
OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says it is important for Canada to align with its allies on a diplomatic boycott of the Beijing Winter Olympics.
Trudeau says Canada has been talking to allies for “many months” about the issue and an official announcement is expected later today.
The United States was first to announce a diplomatic boycott Monday, meaning American athletes would still compete in Beijing but no U.S. political officials would attend.
Australia and the United Kingdom have both now followed suit.
They cite human rights concerns including allegations of genocide against the Muslim Uyghur minority in China’s Xinjiang province.
China denies those allegations and is accusing the United States of upending the political neutrality of sport.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Dec. 8, 2021.
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