Melanie THOMSON – Case Overview
Melanie Thomson was a newborn when her adoptive family took her home to their Brampton, Ontario home. Growing up, she loved gymnastics and listening to music. Melanie became a computer whiz, which came in handy when she later worked for Bell Canada building secure firewalls while in their Information Technology section. She had many talents, and even spent time as a writer for Gaiety Magazine.
Melanie moved to British Columbia in her 30s. When she was last seen in September of 2010 in Chilliwack, she was 36-years-old and residing in a women’s shelter in downtown Vancouver. Her family and friends were not immediately concerned when they stopped hearing from her, as she had gone for periods of time in the past without contacting them. As months went by, they began to realize that Melanie could have been the victim of an accident or a crime.
Melanie has used different names and combinations, such as Bernice Wiseman, Melanie Erekosima and the nickname “Kenya.” She is black, 5’5” tall, with a medium build, and curly black hair. Her tattoos include a panther on her right ankle, palm trees on her left upper arm, and Chinese lettering on her lower back. She would be 40 years old today.
Someone must have seen Melanie, or may know her whereabouts today. Investigators are looking for any information that could help them locate her.
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