Ruth Burland has been missing since Sept. 16. (RCMP handout)

UPDATE: Elderly woman missing from Maple Bay has been found

Mounties have put in a call for the police dog services

UPDATE: RCMP are reporting that Ruth Burland has been found safe and sound.

A 90-year-old North Cowichan woman is missing and her family is worried for her safety.

Ruth Burland was last seen at 9:30 p.m. at a bus stop on Haida Road in The Properties. The five-foot-tall, 141-pound woman was wearing a tan trench coat, according to police.

“She may be disoriented and confused, and her family is concerned that she may hide from people who are attempting to speak with her,” said a media release issued Const. Carlie McCann, a spokesperson for the North Cowichan/Duncan detachment.

Mounties have put in a call for the police dog services and called out Cowichan Search and Rescue to look for the woman. Other community partners have also been notified.

“The public is asked to call police if someone matching this description is seen or if you have any other information about Ms. Burland,” wrote McCann.

To contact North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP, please call at 250-748-5522. To remain anonymous, contact Crimestoppers at to leave a secure tip online, or call 1-800-222-8477.

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