UPDATE: At approximately 1:30 June 3, Karen Roy was located alive and uninjured on Highway 66 at the entrance to the Little Elbow Campground. She indicated that she had gone on a hike in the area and gotten lost.
Karen is described as caucasian, 170 cm tall, 68 kg, with short brown hair, and brown eyes.
Cochrane RCMP Sergeant Jeff Campbell says, she was last seen by Alberta Conservation Officers in the area.
"Alberta Conservation Officers spoke with Karen, she was at the campground, she was making inquiries of camping there, she had two dogs with her," he says. "On Thursday morning, Conservation Officers came back and found her 2013 Silver Dodge Caravan, still at the campground. The vehicle was locked up and the dogs were still inside, Ms.Roy was not around."
The search has grown exponentially for Cochrane and Kananaskis RCMP members, RCMP Police Dog Services, Calgary Police Service HAWCS helicopter, Kananaskis Emergency Services, and Cochrane Search and Rescue who have been conducting a ground search since Thursday June 2, at 10 a.m.
RCMP are asking anyone who may have seen Roy between 10 p.m. Wednesday June 1, to 10 a.m. Thursday June 2, to contact them.
"Little Elbow Campground has extensive hiking trails in the area, other hikers have not seen her in the area."
Foul play is not suspected at this time, and the circumstances of her disappearance are still being investigated.
"She was not set for hiking or camping, there was no gear in the car, at this point we are unsure about her purposes of being down there."
Roy also left behind her cell phone and many personal items.
The RCMP are continuing the search today.
If you have any information regarding Roy's whereabouts contact Cochrane RCMP at 403-851-8000