Police in Manitoba are asking for assistance in locating a missing 70-year-old woman who has not been seen in a week.

The Manitoba RCMP says that on Thursday morning the Sprague RCMP detachment received a request to check on the wellbeing of Ywanna (Jean) Backman.

Police were told she had not been seen since Oct. 13.

Officers went to her property and residence in the RM of Piney, but were unable to locate her.

The RCMP and her family say that are concerned for her wellbeing.

If you’ve seen her or have any information on her whereabouts, please call the Sprague RCMP at 204-437-2041, Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477 or submit a secure tip online at www.manitobacrimestoppers.com.

The search and investigation continues today with the assistance of the Manitoba RCMP Search & Rescue Team.