RCMP are treating the disappearance of a Saskatoon woman as suspicious.
51-year-old Sheree Fertuck was last seen leaving her family’s farm yard east of Kenaston near Highway 15 around 1:30 p.m. on Monday. Her semi truck that she hauls gravel with was located around 8:00 am Tuesday at a gravel pit further east off Highway 15.
Fertuck’s mother suspects she’s been abducted.
“Her coat was left in the semi and the key was in it, her cellphone was left there, it’s very suspicious,” said Juliann Sorotski.
“I suspected something Monday night when she didn’t come home. Then on Tuesday when she wasn’t home, I went to the gravel pit and found that she was nowhere around and I knew something was wrong and that she probably had been abducted, there was no signs of a struggle,” Sorotski said. “This is totally out of character for her and if she was going somewhere she would’ve had her cellphone and she would’ve called me.”
Police have since combed the area around the gravel pit and turned up empty handed.
“Everybody is very upset and just waiting to hear some kind of news, but hopefully they’ll find her … We’re trying to carry on as best we can,” Sorotski said.
Fertuck’s daughter is currently in the midst of writing final exams at the University of Saskatchewan, and the news of her mother missing has thrown a wrench into her life.
Sorotski said the news has shaken the entire family just before Christmas.
RCMP are asking local residents in the area to check their property, any outbuildings and surrounding areas to determine if there are any items (shoe or vehicle tracks) or any indication of activity that appears to be out of the ordinary.
Fertuck is about five-feet four-inches tall and around 250 pounds with greying brown hair and blue eyes. She was last seen wearing grey sweat pants, a grey sweater and white running shoes.
If anyone has any information about Fertuck’s whereabouts, they are asked to contact the Saskatoon RCMP at 306-975-5145 or Saskatchewan Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).