Michigan family of 8 may be missing somewhere in northern British Columbia

RCMP in Fort St. John, B.C., are helping to co-ordinate a search for a U.S. family now one week overdue on a trip through the province.

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — RCMP in Fort St. John, B.C., are helping to co-ordinate a search for a U.S. family now one week overdue on a trip through the province.

Mounties say Fred and Laura Stevenson and their six children, aged one to 15, are travelling from Michigan to Alaska in two vehicles.

Police say the family was expected to arrive in Circle, Alaska on Sept. 6., and relatives believed they were in B.C. when they last checked in on Labour Day.

One of their vehicles is described as a red and black 1989 GMC pickup, pulling a full-size white, blue-trimmed GMC van, both with Michigan plates.

The second vehicle, with Louisiana plates, is a large black school bus, with a white roof, and it is reportedly pulling a plywood trailer, which also has Michigan plates.

The Stevensons are urged to contact police and their relatives if they learn of the search, while anyone spotting the family or the vehicles is asked to call the nearest RCMP detachment.