Husband of missing Fredericton-area woman asks for help
Odila Daigle last seen riding a bicycle towards Stanley on Sunday evening
The husband of missing Royal Road woman Odila Daigle, 54, is asking local people to continue to be on the look out for clues, after police suspended a formal search operation.
Jacques Daigle believes he was the last person known to have seen his wife when she left for a bicycle ride heading north of Fredericton in the direction of Stanley, on Sunday evening at around 7 p.m.
"If people see her bike, which was a lime green-coloured frame, it's a mountain bike, that is the key to finding her and getting some answers," said Daigle.
On Wednesday evening, RCMP suspended a two-day search of the area north of Estey's Bridge, including trails and wooded areas.
The search involved York Sunbury and Carleton County Ground Search and Rescue teams.
"I understand their situation where they don't have any leads to go by. She could be anywhere within a two-hour radius bike ride from here," said Daigle.
"I want to thank everybody for their concern and their prayers as well."
Daigle said it was the first time since the winter that his wife had taken her bike out.
The RCMP said search efforts will resume if and when they receive any new information.
"We've searched extensively the area for the last two days, and last evening, we had to make the difficult decision to de-scale the ground search and rescue operations," said RCMP Cpl. Marc Fortin.
During the two-day search, police had set up a command centre close to the Daigles' home.
Tips lead nowhere
"There have several tips received from the public, and they're very much appreciated. They've all been followed-up and acted upon," said Fortin.
"Unfortunately nothing at this point really points to a specific area for searching."
Daigle is described as 5 feet 7 inches tall, and weighing about 145 pounds.
She was last seen wearing a red hoodie and dark pants. She has light brown eyes, brown hair and wears glasses. Police say Daigle may also have been wearing a yellow t-shirt.
Anyone who may have seen Daigle is asked to contact the RCMP.