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Sprague RCMP Intensify Search for Missing 70-Year-Old Ywanna Backman

RM of Piney, October 24, 2023 - Sprague Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) continue investigating the mysterious disappearance of 70-year-old Ywanna Backman, who was last known to have made contact with a friend on October 15. Despite exhaustive efforts by law enforcement and volunteers, including Search and Rescue teams, Police Dogs, and Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems, as well as collaboration with agencies like the Office of the Fire Commissioner and Civil Air Search and Rescue Association, Backman remains missing.

On October 19, 2023, at 10:30 am, Sprague RCMP responded to a request concerning Backman's well-being. Officers conducted a thorough search of her property in the RM of Piney but were unable to locate her. Ywanna Backman, also known as Jean, was last seen on October 13, 2023. Both the RCMP and her family are deeply concerned about her safety.

Authorities urge anyone with information about Ywanna Backman's whereabouts to contact Sprague RCMP at 204-437-2041 or provide anonymous tips through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online at The investigation remains ongoing.


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