A Grande Prairie woman, described by police as living a "high-risk lifestyle," is missing and authorities have notified Project Kare, a joint Edmonton Police-RCMP task force investigating the killings and disappearances of dozens of women.
Lorilee Mae Francis, 24, was reported missing by her family in December, police said. She was last seen in October.
"She usually contacts her family at December, during Christmas time. That didn't happen this past year so we are concerned about her whereabouts, as is her family," said Cpl. Riz Suleman of the Grande Prairie RCMP.
Suleman said Francis is believed to have been involved in prostitution.
"Nothing is confirmed for sure. She may have been involved in that kind of activity, but we are not certain about that," he said.
Project Kare is aware of the situation and is working with investigators in Grande Prairie, he said.
Suleman said Francis has no family in area, and may simply have left northwest Alberta and moved elsewhere.