January 11, 2017 11:17 am
Updated: January 11, 2017 11:21 pm

Abbotsford mother of two missing in Peru

WATCH: The parents of 41-year-old Kim Kasatkin make an appeal for any information leading to the whereabouts of their daughter.

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An Abbotsford woman has gone missing in Peru and her family is concerned about her well-being.

On Dec. 5, the family of Kim Kasatkin contacted the Abbotsford Police Department to report that the 41-year-old mother had gone missing.

Their last contact with her occurred on Nov. 26.

Kasatkin splits her time between a residence in Abbotsford and a home in Peru that she shares with her two children and common-law husband. She has been living in Lima, the capital, for 3.5 years and her youngest child was born there. Kasatkin’s common-law husband is Peruvian.

The family believes that Kasatkin has many friends in Abbotsford and the Fraser Valley, who may have had recent contact from her or might know something that could assist the missing person investigation.

WATCH: 41-year-old Kim Kasatkin lives in Peru with her common law husband and two children, she hasn’t been heard from since late November. Catherine Urquhart has more on what we know about her disappearance.

“She is a very well-known individual in the Fraser valley. She has tons of friends: she spent time in Langley and Victoria,” said Ian MacDonald with Abbotsford Police. “We think that it’s quite possible that she had contact with her friends in November and maybe still continues to have contact with her friends, who have just not become aware that she is missing.”

The missing person’s investigation into Kasatkin’s disappearance now involves Interpol and other police agencies.

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Her parents, Kathleen and Alexander Kasatkin, will be leaving for Lima in the coming days to seek answers concerning their daughter’s disappearance firsthand.

“Kim is a loving mother and she is very active on social media,” said her stepmother Kathleen Kasatkin. “None of her family members have had any contact with her since the evening of Nov. 26. We really think that there are people out there that may know something, but don’t know that they are aware of it.”

Her stepmother says Kasatkin was planning a trip back to B.C. this winter and she was looking forward to teaching her husband and children how to ski.

The APD and Kasatkin’s family are asking anyone with information about her whereabouts to call the Abbotsford Police Department at 604-859-5225 or text APD at 222973 (abbypd).

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