Mobile phone only trace of Perth woman, 25, missing in Whistler
A mobile phone found at a park appears to be the only trace so far of a 25-year-old Perth woman who has been missing for a week in Canada, despite an extensive search.
Alison Leanne Raspa was last seen about 11.30pm last Wednesday local time leaving the Three Below bar in Whistler, north of Vancouver. Her phone was found the next evening at Alpha Lake park, five kilometres away.
Whistler Royal Canadian Mounted Police and the Whistler Search and Rescue Society conducted a thorough search of the park, and an underwater recovery team examined the lake.
Police also canvassed the area for CCTV footage and searched underground car parks, nearby creeks and parks.
The temperature in the popular ski area has been close to zero over the past week and there has been some snowfall.
According to Raspa’s Facebook page, she is originally from Canberra, attended Greenwood Senior high school in Perth and moved to Whistler in May.
The Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade is providing consular assistance to Raspa’s family. Canadian investigators have also been in close contact with the family.
Raspa’s cousin Aliesha Luppino also posted on social media, urging anyone with information to contact police.
“We are all very worried about her and need to know she is safe. Stay safe and warm my beautiful cousin, we need you home,” she wrote.