UPDATE: A missing Nanaimo woman has been located safe and sound.
22-year-old Yasmine Addiscott had been missing since July 8.
Nanaimo RCMP note her family is appreciative of the public for their support in the search.
NANAIMO — A 22-year-old Nanaimo woman hasn't been seen since Saturday and now RCMP are turning to the public for help.
Yasmine Addiscott was last seen in Nanaimo on July 8. She's 5'10", 140 lbs. with tan, freckled skin, brown hair and brown eyes.
RCMP Cst. Gary O'Brien said Addiscott often dyes her hair, sometimes pink, so anyone on the lookout should be aware the photo and description may not exactly match who they're looking for.
O'Brien said Addiscott has "significant" medical issues and hasn't reached out to any of her support network since she was last seen.
She also sometimes uses the name Selke Skywalker.
O'Brien said they're following up with BC Ferries and contacts in the Lower Mainland about unconfirmed reports Addiscott went to Vancouver.
News she'd gone missing first started circulating on the weekend and NanaimoNewsNOW reached out to RCMP for comment Monday afternoon.
O'Brien said the delay in releasing information about Addiscott was due to investigators working her case.
"There is a point where (investigators) aren't making any headway and there is serious concern for the family, so we're taking it a step further and that's why we're releasing the information now," he said. "In this case, we haven't gotten any further so we think the public can assist us in taking us where we need to, to find her."
If anyone has information about where Addiscott may be, they're encouraged to call Nanaimo RCMP or Crime Stoppers.
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