UPDATE for Wednesday, January 6th.
NEWS: The RCMP is pleased to confirm that the 28-year-old woman reported missing on January 3rd has been located, and she is safe and sound.
Thanks to the media and the public for your assistance.

The Comox Valley RCMP is hoping the public can help locate a missing woman.

Police say on January 3rd, 28-year-old Chelsea Poirier was reported missing.

She was last seen in Courtenay on December 22nd and was wearing black outdoor pants, a dark coloured jacket, a light coloured rain jacket, and a black toque with a red/white square logo on the back. 

Chelsea was carrying a large hiking backpack and an umbrella.

She is approximately 4’10 and 100lbs. She has brown hair and blue eyes.

If you see Chelsea Poirier or know where she may be, you’re asked to call the Comox Valley RCMP at (250) 338-1321. 

If you wish to remain anonymous, reach out to Comox Valley Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at comoxvalleycrimestoppers.bc.ca.