UPDATE: RCMP reported Tuesday morning the woman had been located. No further information was released.
The North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP want the public’s help locating a missing woman.
Karle Dawn Nicholls, 35, is believed to have left her home in the Pine Avenue area of Duncan on foot on Friday, Feb. 26.
Nicholls’s husband left for work just after 5 a.m. and she was not home when he returned from work and he has not seen or heard from her since.
Police said Nicholls planned to do some personal errands in the downtown area of Duncan on Friday. She may also have her black, two-year-old Labrador retriever with her. The dog is also missing.
Nicholls’s family have been searching for her but have not turned up any clues.
Police said Nicholls often frequents local trails and may have lost her way.
RCMP Cpl. Krista Hobday said the disappearance is out of character for Nicholls.
“The colder evenings and nights are adding to the worry of her family,” Hobday said.
Nicholls is described as white woman with shoulder-length red and brown hair, shaved on both sides.
She is approximately five foot three and 113 pounds, with blue eyes.
Nicholls was wearing a black jacket and jeans when last seen.
Please contact the North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP at 250-748-5522 if you have any information regarding her whereabouts.