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Red Deer RCMP continue to search for 49 year old Lorie Nichols

May 18, 2016 10:00 AM

Red Deer, Alberta – Red Deer RCMP continue to actively search for missing 49 year old Lorie Joy Nichols, who was last seen in Red Deer on February 23.

RCMP have received a number of tips from the public regarding possible sightings of Nichols in a number of cities and towns in Alberta and beyond, and have followed up on each one, working with the police in each jurisdiction; none of the tips have been fruitful. Police have also undertaken a number of ground searches in Red Deer over the past three months with support from search and rescue teams, Police Dog Services and the RCMP helicopter. Searches have taken place in a variety of locations, including walking paths Nichols was known to use, the river valley, wooded areas near her home, and more.

Red Deer RCMP have conducted door to door canvases and interviews with a number of people who were in contact with Ms. Nichols in the time leading up to her being reported missing. They have distributed posters, made repeated checks at various organizations and businesses and viewed many hours of surveillance footage from various locations that have come up during the course of the investigation.

While RCMP won’t release details of Ms. Nichols’ life for privacy reasons, police continue to investigate a number of avenues. Police also continue to follow up on all tips they receive, and appeal to the public to come forward with any information they might have that will assist in locating Lorie Nichols.

Red Deer RCMP are working with the Alberta RCMP Missing Persons Unit, KARE, and actively collaborating with other policing jurisdictions in their search for Ms. Nichols. The investigation will continue until Lorie Nichols is located.

Lorie Nichols is described as:

  • 5’2” tall
  • slender build
  • long brown hair
  • hazel eyes
  • last seen wearing a black ski jacket, ripped light-coloured blue jeans with black long underwear underneath, and dark grey boots

Please see photos of Lorie Nichols.

If you have any information on Lorie Nichols’ whereabouts, you are asked to contact the Red Deer RCMP at 403.343.5575.

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Media contact:
Cpl. Karyn Kay
Red Deer RCMP
403-304-7764

BACKGROUND:

Red Deer, Alberta – Red Deer RCMP are asking for public assistance to locate 49 year old Lorie Joy Nichols. Nichols was reported missing the evening of February 23 and was last seen that morning in Red Deer; there is concern for her well-being.

Lorie Nichols is described as:

  • 5’2” tall
  • slender build
  • long brown hair
  • hazel eyes
  • last seen wearing a black ski jacket, ripped light-coloured blue jeans with black long underwear underneath, and dark grey boots

Please see attached photos of Lorie Nichols.

If you have any information on Lorie Nichols’ whereabouts, you are asked to contact the Red Deer RCMP at 403.343.5575.

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Media contact:
Cpl. Karyn Kay
Red Deer RCMP
403-304-7764

Photo of missing woman Lorie Nichols

Photo of missing woman Lorie Nichols

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