Update: RNC still looking for missing woman

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The search for a woman missing since Saturday morning is continuing in the Cape Spear area.

Judith Skanes was last heard from Saturday morning about 9:00am in the area of Bradbury’s Road, Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s.

 

Yesterday evening, her vehicle was found in the area of Cape Spear and the search for the woman has been going on there since then.

 

“”We were out here last night since yesterday evening. We had people out here overnight and we were out first light,” said RNC Insp. Paul Woodruff. “We’re going to continue on through the day. The weather is fairly good now and hopefully it stays this way.

 

Search and rescue has been conducting a ground search. There has also been a helicopter searching the area and they’re also hoping to be joined by a fixed wing aircraft.

 

Skanes is described as being approximately 5’4” ft, 150lbs with shoulder length, blonde hair and blue eyes. She wears dark rimmed eye glasses. It is unknown what clothing Skanes was wearing at the time of her disappearance.

 

Anyone with information is asked to contact the RNC at 729-8000 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

Earlier story:

The RNC is seeking the public’s assistance in locating Judith Skanes.

At approximately 5:15pm Saturday, the RNC received a report that 50-year-old Skanes was missing.

She was last heard from Saturday morning at approximately 9:00am in the area of Bradbury’s Road, Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s.

In their overnight report Sunday morning, the RNC advised they are now looking in the area of Cape Spear along with search and rescue.

They are requesting that the public remain away from the area to reduce traffic congestion.

Skanes is described as being approximately 5’4” ft, 150lbs with shoulder length, blonde hair and blue eyes. She wears dark rimmed eye glasses. It is unknown what clothing Skanes was wearing at the time of her disappearance but it is believed she may be operating a 2003 Red Honda CRV, with license plate HGC-303.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the RNC at 729-8000 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

Organizations: RNC, Crime Stoppers

Geographic location: Portugal Cove

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