It’s been almost two weeks since Australian native, Alison Leanne Raspa went missing after leaving the Three Below restaurant near Whistler, British Columbia.
The 25 year-old was reportedly working in the area during the time of her disappearance and new information suggests she sent a ‘desperate’ text message to someone after leaving the bar reports the NZ Herald.
“I am able to say at this point that while all investigative options are open as to what happened to Ms Raspa, at this time the RCMP have no reason to believe foul play was involved.” – Paul Hayes, RCMP Whistler Staff Sergeant (*Quote courtesy of news.com.au)
Authorities indicated that Raspa likely took public transportation from the restuarant to a nearby access point for Alpha Lake. She later texted someone at approximately 1:15am, telling them she was indeed ‘lost.’ Her jacket, backpack, and wallet were later discovered near the junction of HWY 99 and Lake Placid road. So far the search for the missing woman has proved unsuccessful. Already authorities have used sonar as well as other devices to search the lake but have found no sign of Raspa other than her stray belongings.
She was initially reported missing by coworkers at the Westin Resort and Spa. Alison Raspa was last seen wearing a black sweater, black/white striped shirt, and black pants. If you have any information regarding Raspa’s whereabouts, please call the Whistler RCMP office at 604-932-3044.
Find the entire NZ Herald article here: Missing backpacker Alison Raspa sent desperate texts to friends