UPDATE: RCMP confirm missing Duncan woman has been located

UPDATE:  The 35-year-old woman who was reported missing February 29, 2016 has been located.  The North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP would like to thank the public for their assistance in locating her.

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The North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP are requesting the public’s assistance in locating a woman missing since Friday.

35-year-old Karle Dawn Nicholls, is believed to have left her home in the Pine Avenue area of Duncan on foot, on February 26th.

Nicholls’ husband left for work just after 5:00am and she was not home when he returned. She has not been seen nor heard from since.

Police say she had planned to run some errands in the downtown area of Duncan.

The family dog, a black, 2-year-old Labrador is also missing and may be with her.

Nicholls family have been searching for her, but so far have not turned up any clues.

Police and family have checked and eliminated Island Hospitals.

Police said Nicholls often frequents local trails and may have lost her way.

“The colder evenings and nights are adding to the worry of her family,” added Cpl. Krista Hobday.

Nicholls is described as: a caucasian female, with shoulder length red and brown hair, shaved on both sides. She is approximately 5’3″ and 113lbs, and has blue eyes.

She was last seen wearing a black jacket and jeans and may possibly in the company of her dog, Pebbles.

Please contact the North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP at 250-748-5522 if you have any information regarding Mrs. Nicholls’ whereabouts.

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