UPDATE: Tammy Edwards reported on Monday, July 29, that her daughter had made it home to Calgary and is safe.
A Calgary mother is desperate to find her adult daughter, who was last known to be in Kamloops this week after travelling to the city with acquaintances from Alberta.
Tammy Edwards said her daughter, Alesha Edwards, 23, travelled to Kamloops from Calgary last weekend with a group of people she knew. Something happened among the group in Kamloops, however, leaving Alesha by herself and with no means of getting home.
Tammy said her daughter called her on Wednesday and said there had been an altercation, with a man hitting her and stealing her belongings, including her identification.
“She left those people because they were up to no good,” Tammy said. “And she has been walking the streets for two days.”
Tammy said her daughter managed to borrow a cellphone and the two were texting each other.
With shelters full, Tammy said, her daughter was left on the streets.
“Basically, she was walking around, back and forth to the library, waiting to use the WiFi,” Tammy said.
Tammy said she was preparing to buy a Rider Express bus ticket for her daughter to use to return home. Rider Express leaves Kamloops for Calgary daily at 1 p.m.
Tammy said she last heard from Alesha via text at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, as her daughter was walking to the downtown library to access a computer to print the bus ticket. Tammy said her daughter never texted back to confirm she arrived at the library.
“For her to disappear for 24 hours makes no sense,” Tammy said. “She wouldn’t have just disappeared. Something’s wrong.”
Tammy said her daughter does not have any addiction or mental-health issues. She lives on her own in Calgary, where she attends school.
Alesha Edwards is mixed-race, stands 5-foot-2 and weighs 125 pounds. She has curly black hair and brown eyes and has a tattoo of a skull on one of her fingers.
Anybody with information of her whereabouts is asked to contact Kamloops RCMP at 250-828-3000.