Case of Charlene Catholique, missing since 1990, featured by RCMP

An RCMP handout photo of 15-year-old Charlene Catholique.
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A 15-year-old Indigenous woman missing from the Yellowknife area since 1990 is being featured on the RCMP’s week-long campaign on missing Canadian children.

Charlene Catholique, originally from Lutsel K’e, was on her way to the Dene National Assembly in Dettah on July 22nd, 1990. She was last seen hitchhiking at Highway 3 and the Rae Access Road intersection.

Police describe Catholique as an Aboriginal woman with black hair and brown eyes, with a slender build and dark complexion. She was last seen wearing white running shoes, jeans and a blue and white nylon jacket. More about her case can be found at the Canada’s Missing Persons page.

Catholique’s case is being highlighted a day before National Missing Children’s Day May 25th. A video produced by RCMP used drones reconstructs Catholique’s disappearance.

Police are asking anyone with information about Catholique to contact the RCMP Major Crimes Unit at 867-669-1111 or Corporal April Bell, Crime Stoppers Coordinator for NWT/NU at 1-800-222-TIPS. People can also submit information at or text nwtnutips to 274637.

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