Mushroom picker missing near Smithers B.C.

Frances Brown, 53, who was picking mushrooms in the northwestern part of the province has been unaccounted for since Saturday.

Frances Brown, 53, has been unaccounted for since Saturday

RCMP say Frances Brown went missing while searching for mushrooms with her companion on Oct. 14, 2017. (Smithers RCMP)

A woman who was picking mushrooms near Smithers B.C. has been missing since Saturday.

Smithers RCMP say 53-year-old Frances Brown became separated from her companion while they were mushroom picking in the area around Kitseguecla Road. 

After Brown didn't return to their vehicle, her companion searched the area before calling police.

Brown has some back country experience, and is equipped with hiking and rain gear, as well as a lighter. 

To hear more about the search for Frances Brown, activate this link: Push to find missing mushroom picker

She's described as an Indigenous woman, 172 centimetres tall, 54 kilograms, with long brown hair and grey-brown eyes.

​RCMP say while search crews haven't yet spotted her, they found evidence of a recent camp fire. 

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