There was not much Marcel could do but go to places he knew Annette usually went to. He thought he could find some clues that would solve this mystery that had suddenly fallen on him.
He suddenly saw her van. For a moment he felt a sense of relief, however, as he approached the vehicle he realized it was empty. Annette was nowhere to be found.
Annette Was Late
A few hours later, Marcel noticed Annette and the dogs hadn't returned. This wasn't something Annette would just do and she would never just disappear without notice. He began to worry.
It was getting dark and it was cold. Where could Annette be? He was expecting her hours ago and as she failed to come back, he felt something was wrong.
The weather broadcast was not on their side. Storm Pineapple Express was knocking on their doorstep and this made the situation even more difficult to handle. Extremely heavy rain was expected to fall.
The weather conditions weren't safe. Night had fallen, the temperatures dropped and there was no sign of Annette or the dogs. Where could she be and why hasn't she come back home?
Professional Help Was on the Way
Marcel had no choice but to contact the authorities. He told them Annette hadn't returned from her daily walk with the dogs and they were all missing. Marcel was devastated.
The Coquitlam Search, Mounted Police, and SAR (rescue team) stepped in. Marcel shared with them the usual places Annette visited with the dogs, however, there was a limit to the information he could provide. The woods area was massive and no one knew where to start.
Deep in the Woods
The teams, together with Marcel were looking for any clue and any item that could help them find Annette and the dogs. First, they tried to find her cellphone, however, they weren't as lucky as they hoped they would be.
They searched for clothing and dog collars, however, there was no progress. The night was as dark as it could possibly get and hope was drifting away.