Prince Albert Police are still searching for the whereabouts of Happy Charles who went missing in April of 2017.

Police have partnered with Charles’s family on a new video to appeal for information to locate her. The video was released today on the National Day of Action for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls and 2SLGBTQ+, in honour of all those who have been impacted by violence, and to raise awareness about who have been murdered or who are still missing.

Charles’s parents, Regina and Carson Poitras, and her four daughters, Ariel, Aleisha, Margaret, and Marcia, participated in the video, and spoke openly about the loss and pain they felt, and the trauma of not knowing what happened to Charles.

Charles’s father explained how they just wanted to find their daughter. “As the days go by, we are focused on bringing her home rather than trying to find a conviction,” explained Carson. “We just want to bring our girl home.”

Investigators are actively searching for Charles and have interviewed several witnesses in relation to her disappearance. Surveillance footage that was included in the video released this week shows Charles at Prince Albert Collegiate Institute approximately midnight on April 3, 2017. She has brown eyes and black hair and a scar on her left cheek. She has a tattoo of a rose on her right hand.

Sgt. Kathy Edwardsen with the Historical and Missing Persons section of the Prince Albert Police Service said she believes that someone has the information needed to locate Charles. “Someone knows what happened to Happy Charles,” Edwardsen said. “Someone has the information we need, and we need them to come forward to help Happy’s family find closure.”

A link to the video on the disappearance of Happy Charles.