The Lethbridge Police Service is requesting the public’s assistance in its continued search for a local missing woman.

Helen Purkins is a 48-year-old female described as five-foot-two and 140 pounds with a fair complexion, brown eyes and hair, pierced ears and two green dot tattoos on her left hand. Purkins, who speaks with an English accent, was last seen wearing dark pants and a black Adidas hoodie with white stripes down the sleeve and a small, white logo on the left chest.

She was last confirmed to have been in the area of Indian Battle Heights in West Lethbridge on July 29, 2021 at approximately 6 a.m. Purkins also has ties to the Blood Reserve.

Police are asking residents in the Indian Battle Heights neighbourhood near MicMac Boulevard West and/or Mohawk Road West to check their yards and outbuildings as well as any available surveillance video from homes or dash cams in that area between July 29-30.

Anyone with information about Purkins’ whereabouts is asked to call 403-328-4444 or email Const. Snowdon at