Michelle Van der Kemp
(Nanaimo RCMP)

UPDATE: Nanaimo RCMP say that the 53-year-old woman who was the subject of a search has been located safely.


Nanaimo RCMP are asking the public for help locating a missing 53-year-old woman with “significant” medical issues.

Michelle Van der Kemp has not been seen or heard from since Friday, September 4. Police say she has medical conditions which require daily medication.

Her health care providers are extremely worried for her safety and well-being.

The RCMP say that investigators have called Van der Kemp’s last known phone number, searched her last known address and checked in with shelters and emergency housing locations with no success.

Van der Kemp is described as a white female, 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighing 135 pounds. The picture provided by RCMP is recent.

Anyone with information about Van der Kemp’s whereabouts is asked to call the Nanaimo RCMP non-emergency line at 250-754-2345 and quote file number 2020-32499.