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Help Find These Missing Aboriginal Women in Canada

These missing women have not been forgotten. Please share their stories, share their pictures, spread the word about these missing women. Think you’ve spotted them or know information in regards to their disappearance? Contact the Police agencies involved, your local police or Crime Stoppers. Maybe your tip could be the one that finally helps bring them home! We’ve searched and as far as we could tell these women are all missing – if there is any updated information you can use the Report link in the bottom right of the post.

1. Immaculate Basil – Missing From Kuz Che Indian Reserve, BC – Missing Since 2013

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Immaculate (“Mackie”) Mary Basil went missing early on Friday, June 14, 2013 near the Kuz Che Indian Reserve, 70 km north of Fort St. James in British Columbia. It was reported that she was last seen with her cousin and another man leaving a house party. Her disappearance is considered uncharacteristic of her personality.

The events leading up to her disappearance are not entirely known, but she was seen at a house party on the Tachie Reserve before she left with a man named Victor and her cousin Keith shortly after midnight. It is not substantiated, but it was reported that she attempted to hitchhike alone after the truck that she was in got into an accident.

The RCMP took part in the search effort for about a week after 18 June 2013. They used dogs, and there was a hailstorm and unfavorable rainy weather on the weekend of 22 June 2013. Extensive ground and air efforts were made in the days after Basil’s disappearance, carried out by numerous search-and-rescue organizations, RCMP air services, relatives, and locals. In the time since search efforts have been made only by search-and-rescue and the Tl’azt’en band. An approximate 20 km radius area was searched in the area around Tachie/Kuzche.

More Information: https://missingpeople.ca/2019/12/the-disappearance-of-immaculate-basil-missing-since-2013-kuz-che-indian-reserve-near-fort-st-james-british-columbia/


2. Kristina WARD – Missing From Abbotsford, BC – Missing Since 2017

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Kristina was reported missing to Abbotsford Police on September 25th, 2017. It is possible she may have been in the North Surrey area on September 27th. She is known to frequent the Langley city core area.

She is described as First Nations, 5’6 tall, 130 lbs, with curly brown hair and brown eyes. Kristina requires medication it is believed she does not have this medication with her.

If you have information that might assist police to locate Kristina WARD, please call Langley RCMP at 604-532-3200.

More Information: https://missingpeople.ca/2017/10/missing-woman-in-abbotsford-bc-kristina-ward-20-2/

3. Dianne Mae Bignell – Missing From Thompson, Manitoba – Missing Since 2018

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Dianne was 60 years old when she was last seen in the area of Juniper Street in Thompson, Manitoba on May 17th, 2018. Her jacket was recovered in June of 2018 from the Thompson River but her body was never found. Community rumor has it that she was seen in the company of a man from Selkirk, Manitoba but the identity of that man has never been confirmed. Due to some physical disabilities, family say Dianne would not have made it far on foot. Authorities consider Dianne’s disappearance “suspicious” and she remains missing.

If you have any information regarding the disappearance or whereabouts of Dianne Bignell, you are encouraged to contact the Thompson RCMP at 204-677-6909.

More Information: https://missingpeople.ca/2018/05/missing-woman-in-thompson-manitoba-dianne-mae-bignell-60/

4. Autum Pepion – Missing From New Westminster, BC – Missing Since May, 2019

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Autum was 18 years old when she was last seen in New Westminster, British Columbia, on May 13th, 2019. There are few details available in her case and Autum remains missing.

If you have any information regarding the disappearance or whereabouts of Autum Pepion, you are encouraged to contact the New Westminster PD at 604-525-5411.
5. Kristin Turton – Missing From Victoria, BC – Missing Since 2018
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Victoria police are asking for public help as they work to locate missing woman Kristin Turton.

Turton is described as a 29-year-old Aboriginal woman with long black hair and brown eyes.

She is five feet, four inches tall with a slim build.

She was last seen on Oct. 31, 2018 and was reported missing by Dec. 4, 2018. She is believed to be in the downtown area.

If you see her, call 250-995-7654.

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6. Malaya Akpalialuk – Missing From Selkirk, Manitoba – Missing Since 2018

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Selkirk RCMP are asking for the public’s help in locating Malaya Akpalialuk, 25.

Akpalialuk was last seen on Oct. 4, 2018 on Manitoba Avenue in Selkirk.

She’s described as 5’0″ with a heavy build, brown eyes, and dark brown, short hair.

Anyone with information about Akpalialuk’s whereabouts is asked to contact Selkirk RCMP at 204-482-1222 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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7. Shae Lynn Mcallister – Missing From Fairview, Alberta – Last Seen July, 2019

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Fairview RCMP continue to seek the public’s assistance to locate 20-year-old Shae Lynn Mcallister. Shae Lynn was last seen on July 7, 2019 near the Fairview A & W and police would like to speak with her as there is a general concern for her safety and well-being.

Shae Lynn is described as:

  • Indigenous female
  • Brown hair
  • Brown eyes
  • 5’8″ tall, 145 lbs.

If you know the whereabouts of Shae Lynn Mcallister please contact the Fairview RCMP at 780-835-2211 or your local police. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.

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8. Ellie Herman – Missing From Fort McMurray, Alberta – Last Seen September, 2019 – UPDATE: REMAINS LOCATED.

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On Mar. 20, 2021 Wood Buffalo RCMP responded to a report of found human remains in a wooded area in the Thickwood area of Fort McMurray. The remains have been identified, however, the cause of death has yet to be determined.

Ellie Herman, a 35-year-old female, was reported missing to police by family on Oct. 17, 2019, in Fort McMurray. Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Ellie during this difficult time. Ellie’s missing person signs can now be removed, including from local billboard’s, businesses and social media sites.

RCMP Major Crime Unit’s investigation is ongoing. This area will remain closed to the public until further notice as police are still searching the area. The circumstances surrounding Ellie’s death are still being investigated. Police are asking anyone who may have any information to contact Wood Buffalo RCMP at 780-788-4040.


Wood Buffalo RCMP are asking for the public’s help locating a missing woman.

Ellie Herman, 35, was last seen in Fort McMurray on September 20 and was reported missing to police on October 17.

Herman is described as an Indigenous female, standing 5’1″ tall. She weighs approximately 119 lbs, has black hair and brown eyes.

Wood Buffalo RCMP are asking anyone with information to contact Wood Buffalo RCMP 780-788-4040. Information can also be given anonymously by contacting Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS), online at www.P3Tips.com or by using the “P3 Tips” app available through the Apple App or Google Play Store.



9. Shelly DENE – Missing From Edmonton, Alberta – Missing Since 2013

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Shelly is an Aboriginal female with brown eyes and brown hair. She has a scar on her right cheek and a piercing above her left upper lip.

DENE was reported missing to the EPS by a family member on November 8, 2013. She had been out of family contact since approximately August of 2013.

Family is concerned for her welfare as it is unusual for her to be out of contact for this length of time. At the time of her disappearance she was living at a residence in the area of 114 Street and 102 Avenue.

The EPS Missing Persons Unit is investigating her disappearance, but has not yet been able to locate her.

If you have any information on this or any other crime, please contact the Edmonton Police Service Complaint Line at 780-423-4567 or the Edmonton Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit your tip online. Please reference the EPS file number when possible.

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