Police and the province are still offering a $50,000 reward for information related to the disappearance of a Nipigon woman one year ago.
26-year-old Alyssa Turnbull of Thunder Bay, Ontario had been living in Nipigon. She was last seen in Nipigon on or between March 23 or 25, 2020.
She is described as 5’3”, 100 lbs, with shoulder-length blonde hair and blue eyes. Police say she may have changed her hair colour to purple or red.
Over the last year, the OPP says they’ve conducted numerous searches, interviews and collected ‘several’ pieces of potential evidence, but Turnbull still hasn’t been found.
“Every resource available to the investigative team is being used to bring Alyssa home and to help bring a resolution to her family. We are following up on every tip and no stone will be left unturned,” said Detective Inspector Darryl Sigouin.
As part of their investigation, the OPP and its underwater search and recovery team searched the town’s wastewater treatment plant in November 2020 after a tip. Community members noted the increased police presence in the community at the time, but nothing suspicious was recovered.
“I am certain that there are people out there who know what happened to Alyssa and I implore these people to come forward and speak with police or call Crime Stoppers so that we can bring this case to a conclusion and bring Alyssa home,” adds Sigouin.
Anyone with any information related to the case is asked to contact the OPP at 1-888-310-1122 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).
The $50,000 reward is available for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for her disappearance, or information resulting in locating her.
The OPP never closes an unsolved homicide, and the file is considered active until it’s resolved.
Locally, other active cold case investigations include Henry Stone-Arnold who was last seen in Dryden in the summer of 2018, and Richard Roach who was killed in Sioux Narrows in February, 2015.