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First Nations to hold press conference, ground search for missing Enderby woman Caitlin Potts

Caitlin Potts, 27, was last heard from on Feb. 22, 2016.
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June 01, 2016 - 4:25 PM

ENDERBY - First Nations officials are stepping up efforts to find a young woman who went missing three months ago from the Okanagan.

A ground search is being organized to look for Caitlin Potts, 27, who was last in contact with friends and family Feb. 22. The possibility of foul play has not been ruled out, and police have brought in the Southeast District Major Crimes Unit to help with the investigation.

First Nations chiefs and community members will meet at the Splatsin Community Centre in Enderby next Tuesday, June 7. In attendance will be Caitlin’s mother, Priscilla Potts, and Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, Grand Chief Doug Kelly, and Splatsin Chief Kukpi7 Wayne Christian. Participants will conduct a ground search in hopes of locating Caitlin.

“Despite a pending announcement on a Murdered and Missing Aboriginal Women Commission of Inquiry, too many of our Aboriginal women and girls are going missing. Our men, our leaders are standing up for our Aboriginal women and we must stop this violence against women,” states a release from Esk’etemc Chief Charlene Belleau.

The gathering will begin at 8 a.m., followed by a press conference at 9 a.m. A search plan and schedule will start at 10 a.m. and there will be a debrief and feast at the Splatsin Community Centre at 5 p.m.

Everyone is welcome to come and assist in the search. Meals will be provided for the day.


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