Official News Release
The Abbotsford Police are assisting the concerned parents of 40-year-old Jaclyn (Jackie) Ferland-Smith as they seek information regarding Jaclyn’s disappearance in Costa Rica. Jaclyn’s parents advised that she was last seen by her husband on the evening of August 17, 2021 at their home in Playa Del Hermosa, Costa Rica.
On August 20, 2021 the family of Jaclyn contacted the AbbyPD requesting assistance to help locate their daughter. Jaclyn’s family then travelled to Costa Rica where they have remained to conduct extensive searches and to seek answers concerning her disappearance.
Jaclyn grew up in Abbotsford and she has been living with her Canadian husband in Costa Rica for just over the last two years. Jaclyn has a degree in kinesiology and worked as a Canadian military training officer, so she may have contacts across Canada and internationally.
Jaclyn often goes by ‘Jackie’ and is described as Caucasian, 5’8 and 141lbs. She has light brown shoulder length hair, green eyes and she is very physically fit.
The Abbotsford Police Missing Person Investigator will continue to assist Jaclyn’s parents and will liaise with the RCMP Regional Liaison Officer for Costa Rica and the BC Missing Person Center. A missing person report has been filed with the Costa Rica Judicial Police and they are actively investigating.
Jaclyn’s parents are extremely concerned. If you have any information regarding the whereabouts of Jaclyn Ferland-Smith or if you have been in contact with her, please call the Abbotsford Police Department at 604-859-5225.
AbbyPD File 2021-36783
Cst Jody Thomas
Relief Media Relations Officer