November 07, 2013 - 12:50 PM
KAMLOOPS - The mother of a 26-year-old woman who has been missing since September pleaded with the public for information today at the downtown RCMP detachment.
"Help me find my daughter," said Shirley Paul, who travelled to Kamloops from Alberta to address the media. "Her family has been searching for her since she has been missing."
Samantha Paul was reported missing to police on Sept. 9. An investigation was prompted, and police were able to track her last point of contact to Sept. 19 from Kamloops, after which she was officially deemed missing.
A month and a half later, her mother has not given up hope.
"We are positive that our family or the police can find her," she said, adding this is 'out of character' for Samantha.
RCMP Cpl. Cheryl Bush said Samantha lives a 'vulnerable lifestyle.' She could not provide information as to her last point of contact, nor could she provide information about her last known whereabouts, other than that she was in Kamloops.
"Investigators continue to work this file on a day-to-day basis," Bush said. "Information received has led investigators to make inquiries as far away as the Lower Mainland and Calgary area. So far nothing has led to locating Samantha."
The Serious Crime Unit has taken over the investigation. Anyone with information is asked to contact the local detachment at 250-828-3000.
Samantha Paul, 26, has been missing from Kamloops since Sept. 19.
(JESSICA WALLACE /InfoTel Multimedia)
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