The Vancouver Police Missing Persons Unit is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing woman.

Thirty-six year old Melanie Joy Thomson, who also uses the name Bernice Wiseman, was last seen in early September by staff of her housing program in Vancouver. Thomson has had previous long periods of no contact with friends or family in which she has travelled extensively across Canada.

Thomson is described as an Afro-Canadian woman, 5’5″ tall, weighing approximately 165 lbs., with a medium build. She has brown hair and black eyes.

Anyone with information concerning the location of Melanie Joy Thomson is asked to contact their local police agency.