Missing couple feared stranded
ALBERTA, B.C. – A married couple from Fort Macleod, B.C. is feared stranded in a remote area after they failed to return home from a day’s trip to Fernie on Saturday.
The missing couple, Jacob Oosterwijk, 46, and his wife Anja, 43, set out in their car from McLeod on April 14th at 11:30 am, and were due back the same day after 6:00 pm.
Family and friends have not heard from them since.
Police assume that the couple may have taken some side roads off Highway 3 in the Pincher Creek, Crowsnest Pass, Sparwood, and Fernie areas and become lost or stuck with recent snowfall in those areas.
The husband is about six feet tall, of medium build. He wears glasses, is bald with a close-shaven beard, and was dressed in blue jeans with a brown leather jacket and dark brown baseball cap with an unknown logo.
His wife is about 5’7″ tall and medium build. She, too, wears glasses, has short dark brown hair, and was dressed in blue jeans or a blue jean skirt with a dark blue 3/4 length winter coat.
The Oosterwijks were traveling in a 1997 dark green Honda CRV with an Alberta license plate BCC7195. Both speak English and Dutch.
Anyone who may have seen Jacob or Anja Oosterwijk, or knows of their whereabouts, is asked to contact the Fort Macleod RCMP at 403-553-7200, or to call 911 with any information.