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Mounties in Alberta have wrapped up part of their search for a pair ofseniors after scouring the bush area around the couple’s burned-outmotorhome.

Mounties in Alberta have wrapped up part of their search for a pair of seniors after scouring the bush area around the couple’s burned-out motorhome.

Officers are now following up leads and tips as they try to find Lyle and Marie McCann.

“Right now whatever tips and information have come in, our investigators are just finishing up on that,” RCMP Sgt. Patrick Webb said yesterday.

Police are calling their disappearance “extremely suspicious.”

The couple from St. Albert, near Edmonton, left home in their motorhome on July 3, headed to B.C. to meet relatives. Lyle 78, and Marie, 77, have not been seen since. Their motorhome was found abandoned and on fire July 5 in a wooded area south of Edson.

The couple was towing a light green Hyundai Tucson SUV on the trip. The vehicle has not been found, and police believe it might be the key to finding out what became of them.

The motorhome was found five days before the couple was reported missing by relatives on July 10. After finding the burned RV, police called on the McCanns at their home but couldn't find them.

The McCanns were supposed to meet up with their daughter Trudy Holder in Abbotsford, B.C., for a camping trip near Chilliwack but failed to show, prompting the call to police and a ground and aerial search around the RV.

“They're always where they say they're going to be ... early. It's just a given that when they say they're going to be there, they're there,” Holder told CTV News.

She said the family has been sick with worry for more than a week now.

 
 
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