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Major crimes unit investigating disappearance of Caitlin Potts from North Okanagan

Caitlyn Potts, 27, was last heard from on Feb. 22, 2016.
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May 24, 2016 - 3:20 PM

VERNON - Friends and family have not heard from her in more than three months and now the major crimes unit is investigating the disappearance of Caitlin Brandy Potts.

Potts was last in contact with family and friends Feb. 22, 2016, and on March 1 she was reported missing to Enderby RCMP. At that time RCMP said it was believed she was heading back to Calgary.

Since she disappeared, family and friends have reached out through the RCMP and through social media to make public appeals for help in finding the 27-year-old First Nations woman.

Cpl. Dan Moskaluk says the involvement of foul play in Potts’ disappearance has not been eliminated and as a result the RCMP has now brought in the Southeast District Major Crimes Unit to help with the investigation.

The major crimes unit is also helping with the investigation of missing person, Ashley Marie Simpson, though in a release Moskaluk says there is currently nothing linking the two disappearances other than the fact they happened in the North Okanagan region. 

Anyone with information about Potts or her current whereabouts is asked to call the Vernon-North Okanagan RCMP detachment at 250-545-7171 or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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