Five years later, Caitlin’s loved ones deserve to know what happened to their beloved Caitlin: RCMP

Enderby, B.C. Southeast District, Major Crimes Unit

2021-02-22 20:26 PST

File # Enderby RCMP 2016-3769 / E Division Major Crime 2016E-2044

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It has now been five years, that Caitlyn’s family has suffered without answers following the sudden and unexplained disappearance of their beloved loved one in 2016.

Caitlin Potts

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Monday February 22, 2021 marks the grim anniversary, as Caitlin Brandy Potts was last heard from on February 22, 2016. Caitlin was reported to the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP as a missing person on March 1, 2016. Caitlin was just 27 years old at the time of her disappearance, she would have been 32 today.

As the police investigation into Caitlin’s puzzling disappearance progressed, investigators believed that criminality was involved and therefore the RCMP Southeast District Major Crime Unit (MCU) became involved and ultimately took over carriage of the file.

In April of 2017, major crime investigators released a clip captured from video surveillance at the Orchard Park Shopping Centre on Harvey Avenue in Kelowna. The video surveillance footage showed Caitlin as she entered into the Hudson’s Bay retail store on February 21, 2016.

Over the past 5 years Major Crime investigators have received, analyzed and investigated 25 public tips and pursued hundreds of investigative leads in the case, states Supt. Sanjaya Wijayakoon, Operations Officer of the BC RCMP Major Crime Section. Although Caitlin has not been found yet, the Southeast District Major Crime Unit remains committed to finding out what has happened to Caitlin so that we can provide answers to her friends, family and loved ones, adds Supt. Wijayakoon.

The Major Crime team met personally this past week with Caitlin’s mother, Priscilla Potts, who has renewed her plea for information surrounding the disappearance of her daughter.

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My name is Priscilla Potts.

My daughter is Caitlin Brandy Potts. She went missing from Enderby, BC on February 22nd, 2016.

Today marks 5 years since my daughter was last seen. Caitlin was goofy, loving, and caring. She was a daughter and mother. These past 5 years have been the hardest years of my life. All I am left to do is wonder about where my daughter may be and what happened to her. I have been fighting for 5 years for justice for Caitlin. I need to know what happened to my daughter and I need the public's help. I know someone out there knows what happened to Caitlin and can lead us to finding her. I am begging you, if you have any information, to come forward. Please contact the police, or submit an anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers.

We also set up an email for tips, (put email on screen instead of her saying it) which is findcaitlinpotts@gmail.com.) Caitlin deserves to be laid to rest. Please help me find my daughter.

Thank you

 

 

As with all investigations, our officers are committed to following any information that may lead to answers as to what has happened to Caitlin. We are continuing to look for new information and ask that anyone with any information on this case to immediately contact the Southeast District Major Crime Unit information line at 1-877-987-8477.

Or if you would prefer to remain completely anonymous, you can share your information with BC Crime Stoppers by calling 1-800-222-8477.

 

Released by

Cpl. Jesse O'Donaghey

District Advisory NCO (Media Relations)
Southeast District
170-395 Penno Road Kelowna, BC V1X 7W5
Office: 250-491-4317
Cell: 250-869-9578
Fax: 250-491-2381

Email: jesse.odonaghey@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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