Date: Saturday, December 10, 2022

File: 22-46861

Victoria, BC – We need you help as we work to locate high-risk missing woman Melissa McDevitt.

Melissa, 38, is described as a Caucasian woman standing five feet tall and slim, weighing 105 pounds. Melissa has a very small build and her family describe her feet as children’s sized. She lives with alopecia and may be wearing a wig or have short, dyed, rainbow-coloured hair. Melissa is neuro-divergent and may appear to show signs of cognitive delay. Two recent photos of Melissa are below.

Have you seen high-risk missing woman Melissa McDevitt?

Melissa drives a 2015 grey Subaru Forester with a North Carolina plate. She loves to hike near the Sooke Pot Holes area as well as neighboring trails such as John Stick Peak, Malcolm, The Donald, Mike Hill, the Three Amigos, and Tony’s Triumph. Melissa’s vehicle was located in the area of the Sooke Pot Holes earlier today. Juan de Fuca Search and Rescue are responding to the area to search for Melissa now. Photographs of Melissa’s vehicle from today are below.


Melissa McDevitt’s vehicle was located near the Sooke Potholes today. Have you seen it over the last few days?

Melissa’s family last spoke to her on Thursday evening. She was supposed to travel from Victoria to Vancouver and board a flight today, but did not arrive. This is extremely out of the ordinary for Melissa and her family and officers have significant concerns for her well-being.

VicPD officers are coordinating with Sooke RCMP, Juan de Fuca Search and Rescue, as well as local, provincial, national and international partner agencies as we search for Melissa. The circumstances under which she has gone missing are considered very high-risk.

Investigators are asking anyone who saw Melissa or her vehicle from Thursday, December 8, 2022 to today, to come forward.

If you see Melissa McDevitt, stay with her and call 911 immediately. If you saw Melissa or her vehicle in the last few days, or have information about where she may be, please call (250) 995-7654 extension 1.


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