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Nanaimo, B.C. RCMP seek ‘transient’ woman not seen in more than a year

Charmaine Mitchell, 48, has not been seen or heard from since July last year.
Charmaine Mitchell, 48, has not been seen or heard from since July last year. Handout/Nanaimo RCMP

Police in Nanaimo, B.C., are seeking public assistance finding a woman who has not been seen or heard from since July last year.

Charmaine Mitchell, 48, lives a “transient life-style,” but is known to frequent downtown Nanaimo, police said in a Thursday news release.

“Mitchell has had her struggles over the years and as a result, she has drifted away from her immediate family,” the release reads.

“Family members recently contacted the Nanaimo RCMP to assist them in locating her.”

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Mitchell occasionally goes by the name ‘El Chapo,’ and frequently wears bandanas but does not ride a motorcycle, police said. She has no phone.

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Mitchell is described as a very thin white woman, about five-feet-10-inches tall with blond hair. She has a rose and tribal tattoo on her left arm and a rose tattoo on her right hand.

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