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(UPDATE #3) Missing Adult - Cape Spencer, Red Head Road - Shirley Woodhouse, 72

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Shirley Woodhouse

Update #3 Tuesday, November 15, 2022, 10:45 a.m.

On Friday, November 11, 2022, during a comprehensive search in the area of Cape Spencer, a number of items belonging to Shirley Woodhouse were found; however, she was not located. Although there is no certainty, due to the nature and location of these items, it is reasonable to believe that Shirley may have sustained a fall from the edge of the cliff to the water.

The Saint John Police appreciates that this is very difficult news for her family and friends. We would like to thank everyone who assisted in the search efforts. 

The Major Crime Unit continues to investigate the disappearance of Shirley Woodhouse. Anyone with information is asked to call police.

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Update #2: Saturday, November 12, 2022, 9:00 a.m.

On Friday, November 11, 2022, a full day search in the area of Cape Spencer was led by the New Brunswick RCMP with the assistance of RCMP Air Services, local Ground Search and Rescue Teams, and the Saint John Fire Department. Shirley Woodhouse has yet to be located, but police continue to investigate her disappearance and ask anyone with information on her whereabouts to call police.

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Update: Thursday, November 10, 2022, 9:15 p.m.

On Thursday, November 10, 2022, at approximately 1:00 p.m., members of the Saint John Police Major Crime Unit and Patrol Division responded to the area of Cape Spencer on Red Head Road, Mispec, NB where Shirley Woodhouse’s 2012 grey Hyundai Sonata was located unoccupied. 

It is now believed that Woodhouse was last seen in the area of Cape Spencer on Tuesday, November 8, 2022, between 12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. With the assistance of the SJPF K9 Unit, a search of the area was conducted; however, Woodhouse was not located. As the police agency of jurisdiction, the RCMP was notified. 

Investigators are appealing for witnesses that may have had contact or seen Woodhouse or anyone in the area that has video surveillance.

Anyone who lives in the area of Cape Spencer is asked to check their property.

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File: 22-7105 

The Saint John Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing adult. 

It is reported that: 

Shirley Woodhouse,72, was last seen on Monday, November 7, 2022, at approximately 4:15p.m., in the Westmorland Road area. 

She is described as 5”1”, 120 lbs, grey hair, hazel eyes. No clothing description available. 

Woodhouse may be operating a grey 2012 Hyundai Sonata (NB plate# JCJ 234). 

Police and family are concerned for her safety. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Saint John Police Force at 1-506-648-3333, or if you wish to remain anonymous, contact Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or 1-800-222-T.I.P.S.  

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