Vancouver police and family members are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing Indigenous woman

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The mother of Tatyanna Harrison, 20, an Indigenous woman who went missing in late April, is appealing for public help as Vancouver police say she has no solid leads in the case.

Harrison was last seen in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside on April 22 at the Grand Union Pub on Abbott and Hastings Street. She last spoke to her mother, Natasha, on March 24 via text message.

However, the 20-year-old did not collect her welfare check at the end of April. She was reported missing on May 3 and has not been found nearly two months later.

Natasha Harrison said in a statement that she was “appealing” to the public to help find her daughter.

Tatyanna Harrison is described as brown-eyed, around five-foot-one, often wearing eyeglasses and baggy clothing. She has shoulder length auburn hair although police note that her hairstyle may have changed. (Vancouver Police Department)

“Tatyanna is a very strong and beautiful girl who is a voice for people who are hurting or people who don’t,” she said.

“She’s outspoken, she’s smart, she’s an avid reader, she’s fearless,” she added.

Tatyanna Harrison is described as having brown eyes and being around five-foot-one tall, often wearing prescription glasses and baggy clothing. She was last seen with shoulder-length auburn hair, although investigators note that her hairstyle may have since changed.

“It is irrelevant for Tatyanna to have gone so long without speaking to her friends and family, who tell us that her inability to reach out is an indication that Tatyanna is in danger,” Constable said. Tania Visintin in a statement.

Timeline of disappearance

Harrison was in Surrey, B.C., until Feb. 3, according to the VPD. From February 9 to 22, she stayed in a shelter at 875 Terminal Avenue in Vancouver.

On March 23, Harrison went to the Royal Bank of Canada branch in the Downtown Eastside to report a stolen card. She then got another card and was seen at the bank with an unidentified man.

A day later, she sent her mother Natasha a message from a new number – the last time Tatyanna’s mother heard from her daughter. Police say the message was sent from somewhere in the Downtown Eastside.

After this message, Tatyanna was seen “many” times, including April 7 in Robson Park and April 22 at the Grand Union Pub.

Anyone with information about his disappearance is asked to call 604-717-2530, email [email protected] or leave an anonymous tip with Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222- 8477.

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