It’s been two years since 26-year-old Alyssa Turnbull was reported missing in the Nipigon area, and police are still searching for answers.

A $50,000 reward is being offered for any information related to her disappearance, leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible or for information resulting in locating her.

The OPP say the then 26-year-old of Thunder Bay had been living in Nipigon, which has a recorded population of under 2,000, and she was last seen between March 23 and March 25, 2020. She was reported missing over two weeks later on April 14, 2020, by her mother.

“Life without Alyssa is unbearable. The days have become weeks, months and now years,” said Debra Otway and Kevin Turnbull, Alyssa’s mother and father, in a joint statement.

“We do not know where she is or what happened to her. We have been plagued with worry for Alyssa and have endless, unanswered questions. Alyssa is deeply missed. She isn’t here to celebrate life changes with her family, watch her siblings grow, laugh with her friends and family or live the life a young woman deserves to live,” they add.

The North West Region OPP say they suspect that foul play was a factor in her disappearance.

Officers say they’ve actively searched the area and have interviewed dozens of residents for information on her disappearance and they have collected several pieces of potential evidence, but more information is needed.

A search of the town’s wastewater treatment plant in November 2020 took place after a community tip, but nothing suspicious was recovered. Community members had also noted an increased police presence in the community around that time.

“My investigative team is confident that people have information surrounding the disappearance of Alyssa Turnbull. Every lead that comes in will be thoroughly investigated,” said Detective Inspector, Darryl Sigouin.

“We want to bring resolution to Alyssa’s family and ensure those who were associated with her disappearance can pose no further threat to the communities we serve. We will leave no stone unturned in order to bring Alyssa home,” he adds.

At the time of her disappearance, she was described as 5’3” tall, approximately 100 lbs, with shoulder-length blonde hair and blue eyes, although she may have changed her hair colour to purple or red.

“We are pleading with you. If you have any information at all, no matter how small or seemingly inconsequential, please come forward. Tell us where she is so we can finally bring Alyssa home,” adds her parents.

The OPP say they never close an unsolved homicide, and the file is considered active until it’s resolved. 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).

Locally, cold case investigations include Henry Stone-Arnold who was last seen in Dryden in the summer of 2018, Richard Roach who was killed in Sioux Narrows in February of 2015, Susan Assin who was found murdered in 1974, and Kenora’s ‘Millie’ Jane Doe of 2009, an unidentified body found by a hiker in a small tent near Rapids Road.