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Daughter says missing senior not in Calgary

<p>The odds of someone finding a 72-year-old woman in Calgary who mysteriously disappeared after a doctor’s appointment in Edmonton last week are slim, says the senior’s daughter.</p>




The odds of someone finding a 72-year-old woman in Calgary who mysteriously disappeared after a doctor’s appointment in Edmonton last week are slim, says the senior’s daughter.



"I don’t think she’s down there," said Rebecca Yakimchuk, the daughter of Wyona Hobart, who has now been missing for one week today.



"My parents have property outside of Cochrane and she has gone down there a few times before, but I think police are just trying to be very thorough."



Police say Hobart could be anywhere in the Edmonton region or could be heading to Calgary or Cochrane to visit relatives after she was last seen leaving a doctor’s office close to the University of Alberta.



"Her disappearing like this is something that is out of character," she said, her voice shaking. "No leads have come up. This has been very difficult for all of us."



Yakimchuk says her family has been very grateful for the volunteers who went looking for Hobart, along with police and campus security.



Hobart is 5-foot-10 with dyed brown hair, glasses and has a thin build.



Police say she was last seen wearing a heavy brown calf-length coat with a sheepskin collar and was carrying a black purse.



Anyone who has information are asked to call Edmonton police at 423-4567.




jeff.cummings@metronews.ca


 
 
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