Editor’s note: This story was updated on Dec. 20 with additional information from Oceanside RCMP.
Oceanside RCMP and family members continue to look for Carmel Georgina Gilmour as investigators look to clarify Gilmour’s movements.
While there is no new information, Oceanside RCMP Cpl. Jesse Foreman told The NEWS alerts have been sent to all the neighbouring detachments.
“We’ve done a forensic audit on the van and found that the gas tank was empty,” Foreman said. “There were a lot of personal possessions in the vehicle, which is an indication she may have been living in it.”
Foreman said RCMP have canvassed residences and businesses around the area, but have no new leads.
“We’re hoping to hear from anyone who might have seen someone hitchhiking with gas can, or seen anything out of ordinary,” he said.
Gilmour was last seen in Parksville on Nov. 15, driving her van, according to an RCMP press release.
The night of Tuesday, Nov. 21, a Qualicum Beach resident reported a suspicious, abandoned van. Police confirmed the van was the same one Gilmour was last seen in. She was not found in the area.
The 36-year-old woman is described as caucasian with dark hair, hazel eyes, five-feet six inches tall, with a medium build. Anyone with information is asked to call the Oceanside RCMP at 250-248-6111.
— Oceanside RCMP news release