The Bella Coola RCMP are asking anyone with information about Dianne Pootlass, 41, to contact police after she was reported missing by her family Tuesday, June 21 at 2 p.m.
“A family member of Diane Pootlass advised they were very concerned as the last time any family member had contact with Dianne was believed to be on June 16,” said North District RCMP NCO Cpl. Dave Tyreman in a press release last Thursday.
Pootlass is described as First Nations. She is five feet and seven inches tall, weighing approximately 170 pounds, with long black hair and brown eyes.
There is no known clothing descriptors for her. North District RCMP NCO Cpl. Dave Tyreman said the RCMP were contacted by the family of a woman who has had no contact with family in four days.
A formal search, carried out by Bella Coola Valley Search and Rescue, the Central Cariboo Search and Rescue, RCMP and local volunteers lasted three days. It failed to turn up any sign of Dianne, but the family is continuing the search along with local help.
“From the bottom of our hearts, Cynthia and I want to thank the members of Bella Coola Valley Search and Rescue, the Central Cariboo Search and Rescue, the RCMP and the Bella Coola Valley community for helping with the search for our daughter Dianne Pootlass,” said Dianne’s father, Daryl Sr. Pootlass.
“We will continue to look for our daughter and with all the thoughts and prayers from everyone we are confident that we will find her. We know that many others will continue to search for Dianne and should anyone have any information about our daughter since she was missing on June 18, please contact the RCMP.”
Police are asking anyone with information on the whereabouts of Pootlass, to please call the Bella Coola RCMP at 250-799-5363.