VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – Vancouver Police are appealing for help after going public with a bizarre missing persons case.
They’re trying to find 26-year-old Karissa Koks, who hasn’t been seen since last October, but the family only came forward in April to report her missing.
“Apparently, it’s not out of character for her to disappear for that long… We’re not sure why,” says VPD Sergeant Jason Robillard.
“So, it doesn’t sound like it was too alarming for the family originally not to hear from her for some time. But we were not alerted to it until April 30,” he explains.
Investigators say it’s possible Karissa doesn’t want to be found, but they’d still like to know where she is.
“You do have the right, as an adult, to not be found, if you want. We just want to reach out and make sure that she’s okay,” says Robillard.
“The last confirmed sighting of Karissa was on Oct. 7, 2017. This was at a government building near Powell Street and Heatley Avenue.”
They’re not sure if she’s left the region, but say she’s known to spend time in Vancouver and Surrey.
Karissa is 5’4″ with a small build, black hair, and brown eyes. However, she is known to change her apperance often.
If you see her, you’re asked to call 9-1-1. If you have information about her whereabouts or can confirm that she is okay, you can call Vancouver Police at 604-717-3321. Police are also urging Karissa herself to give them a call.