(Nanaimo RCMP)

The remains of a missing 82-year-old Nanaimo woman have been located, according to RCMP.

On Tuesday, December 13th, Nanaimo RCMP put out a media release requesting the public’s help in locating Elizabeth Gilchrist.

Gilchrist’s daughter arrived at her mother’s home in the Stephenson Point area before 11 a.m. that day to discover the front door of the home open.

After not being able to locate her mom inside the home, Gilchrist’s daughter called police to report her missing.

Due to the weather and Gilchrist’s health, there were significant concerns for her well-being.

“RCMP offers its condolences to the family of the woman and would like to thank the public and the media for their assistance,” Alex Berube said in a media release.

“As of respect for the family, no further details will be shared.”

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