New Video Raises Awareness about Disappearance of Happy Charles
The Prince Albert Police Service continues to work to locate Happy Charles, who has been missing since April 2017, and has partnered with Happy’s family on a new video to appeal for information to locate her.
The video is being released today, on National Day of Action for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls and 2SLGBTQ+, in honour of all those who have been impacted by violence, and to raise awareness about those who have been murdered or are still missing. Happy’s parents, Regina and Carson Poitras, and her four daughters, Ariel, Aleisha, Margaret, and Marcia, participated in the video, and spoke openly about the loss and pain they feel, and the trauma of not knowing what happened to their loved one.
Together, the family continues to work to raise awareness and plead for information.
“As the days go by, we are more focused on bringing her home rather than trying to find a conviction,” Carson says in the video. “We just want to bring our girl home.”
Investigators with the Prince Albert Police Service are actively investigating this file, and have interviewed a number of witnesses in relation to Happy’s disappearance. Surveillance footage, which was included in the video released this week, shows Happy Charles at Prince Albert Collegiate Institute (PACI), 45-20th Street West, around midnight on April 3, 2017.
This is the last time anyone saw her.
Happy Charles was born March 22, 1975. She has brown eyes and black hair and a scar on her left cheek. She has a tattoo of a rose on her right hand.
“Someone knows what happened to Happy Charles,” said Sgt. Kathy Edwardsen with the Historical and Missing Persons section of the Prince Albert Police Service. “Someone has the information we need and we need them to come forward to help Happy’s family find closure.”
If you have information about the disappearance of Happy Charles, please contact police at 306-953-4222 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS, or online at https://www.p3tips.com/248.