UPDATE: Cranbrook RCMP reports that as of 9p.m. on Wednesday, Aug 17, Celeste Franco has been located.
The Cranbrook RCMP is asking the public for help in locating a missing Ontario resident last seen hiking in the Cranbrook area.
Celeste Franco was last in contact with family on July 20th, 2022 when she advised them that she and her partner, John Ortakand, were hiking in the Cranbrook area, RCMP said in a press release.
The duo was travelling in a black Toyota 4-Runner with Ontario plates CTSZ548.
Celeste is described as:
20 years old
5’6” in height;
Brown medium length straight hair;
“We are just looking to confirm that Celeste is safe. If you know of her whereabouts or see the vehicle, we ask that you call the Cranbrook RCMP at 250-489-3471,” said Constable Katie Forgeron.
It is unclear whether Ortakand is also missing. Only Franco has been reported as missing by her family, RCMP said, and Ortakand is her travelling companion.