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Angela Meyer 22 Missing NWT-Nov 27-
« on: January 06, 2011, 09:25:41 AM »

Family members of Angela Meyer, a mentally ill Yellowknife woman who has been missing for over a month, are launching their own search for her this weekend.

Meyer, 22, disappeared from her family's downtown Yellowknife home on Nov. 27. At the time, she was home on a weekend pass from Stanton Territorial Hospital's psychiatric ward.

RCMP called off the official search for Meyer on Dec. 21, saying they had searched all places of interest and exhausted the tips they received.

Meyer's family is now looking for volunteers to help with their own detailed search on Saturday and Sunday.

Want to volunteer?

Volunteer searchers are asked to meet at the lower level of the Danarey Building on Franklin Avenue at 9 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday.

The family is also asking Yellowknife residents, especially those living in the Con Mine and Ptarmigan Road areas, to check their properties for any clues that could help in the search.

(Source: Meyer family release)

Candace Meyer, Angela's sister, said the family has received overwhelming public support to start an unofficial search.

"The phone has been going off the hook, and there's been people coming by, and offers with donations from local businesses," Candace Meyer told CBC News on Wednesday.

"I'm excited to see everyone out there and to see everyone, you know, putting their heart into it and really trying."

At the time of her disappearance, Angela Meyer — who was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes and schizophrenia — had only enough insulin, anti-depressant and anti-psychotic medication to last the weekend, her family said.

The family search will focus on the Con Mine and Ptarmigan Road areas, where police say Angela was last seen.

'Hope for the best'
Candace Meyer said the RCMP have been giving the family helpful pointers on searching. She warned the search terrain will be rough, so children should not get involved for safety reasons.

The Yellowknife Search and Rescue Association will not be officially taking part in this weekend's search, but an official said some members are planning to help out.

Overall, Candace Meyer said she expects a total of around 100 volunteers over the weekend.

"We have to stay positive and optimistic and just really hope for the best," she said.

"I'm really pumped; I'm really excited to see what the outcome will be. Pulling together as a team and as a community, it's really great. It's a really nice feeling."



Read more: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2011/01/05/yknife-angela-meyer-search.html#ixzz1AGjZRCEN

Angela Meyer, 22, was last seen in Yellowknife on Nov. 27. Family members are holding an unofficial search for her on Saturday and Sunday. (CBC

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Re: Angela Meyer 22 Missing NWT-Nov 27-
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2011, 07:26:38 PM »
Here are two other stories from earlier on. I'm beginning to wonder how much responsibility the medication levels has to do with a person being disoriented, distraught and acting in a manner that may lead to harm or wandering.  We are hearing these stories over and over.  I would like to know what medications these were. I'm beginning to think maybe they are a like brand and is causing this in a number of people. Wouldn't be far fetched with the food tampering, toothpaste tampering, dog food tampering, etc...

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Search for missing Yellowknife woman continues
Last Updated: Tuesday, November 30, 2010 | 5:27 PM CST
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Angela Meyer, seen in this police handout photo, has not been seen since she left a Yellowknife home on Saturday afternoon. (RCMP)
Mounties in Yellowknife are expanding the search area for a mentally ill woman who has been missing since the weekend.

Angela Meyer, 21, was last seen on Saturday at around 1:20 p.m. MT outside a home on 54th Street. She was not wearing gloves or a hat at the time.

Police say she has a mental illness and it is not known if she had brought her medication with her.

On Tuesday, members of the Yellowknife Search and Rescue and Yellowknife RCMP widened their ground search to the trail around Frame Lake.

Searchers are also using a helicopter to scour the trail, as well as Tin Can Hill and other wooded areas in the south part of the city.

"[She'] very approachable, she's a very approachable person. Very nice," Candace Meyer said of her sister.

Meyer said her sister was on a weekend pass from the psychiatric ward at the Stanton Hospital and only had enough medication — including insulin, anti-depressants and anti-psychotics — to last the weekend.

Meyer said her sister shows noticeable signs when she doesn't take her medication.

"She tends to get a little goofy, she'll get kind of loud, laugh out loud, paces — she paces quite a bit — her hands get shaky," Meyer said.

Angela Meyer is described as an Inuit woman about five feet ten inches tall and weighing about 230 pounds.

She was last seen wearing a white Helly Hansen winter coat, black yoga pants, a black T-shirt, black socks and grey winter boots. Her fingernails were manicured with a black design on them.

Anyone who has seen Meyer is asked to contact the Yellowknife RCMP detachment.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2010/11/30/north-yellowknife-missing-woman-meyer.html


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Missing Yellowknife woman changed coats: RCMP
Last Updated: Tuesday, December 7, 2010 | 5:47 PM CST
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Angela Meyer, 22, was wearing a red and black Arctic Winter Games coat around the time she disappeared on Nov. 27, Yellowknife RCMP said Tuesday. (RCMP)

A 22-year-old Yellowknife woman who has been missing for over a week had somehow changed coats on the day she disappeared, according to police.

Yellowknife RCMP said Tuesday they believe Angela Meyer was wearing a red and black Arctic Winter Games volunteer jacket, not a white Helly Hansen coat as they had originally thought.

Meyer, who has mental illnesses and diabetes, was last seen outside her family's 54th Street house around 1:20 p.m. MT on Nov. 27.

Family members have told CBC News they are worried because Meyer was not properly dressed and she did not have enough medication with her.

Meyer was home on a weekend pass from Stanton Territorial Hospital's psychiatric ward when she went missing. Her family said she had only enough insulin, anti-depressant and anti-psychotic medication to last the weekend.

Seemed disoriented

RCMP originally said Meyer was last seen wearing a white Helly Hansen winter coat, as well as black yoga pants, a black T-shirt, black socks and grey winter boots.

But on Tuesday, police said they have received a number of tips that suggest Meyer changed coats after she left her family's home.

"We've received four or five different tips of sightings in the Con Mine, Con Road and the Ptarmigan Road areas, and most of the people did advise that Ms. Meyer did appear to be in a disoriented state," Const. Kathy Law told CBC News.

"All of those tips did advise that she was wearing a different jacket than the one that was originally reported…. It is now reported that she is wearing a red and black Arctic Winter Games volunteer jacket."

The reported sightings took place in the afternoon and early evening hours of Nov. 27, according to police.

Law said RCMP later found Meyer's white coat inside another residence, from which the warmer Arctic Winter Games jacket was taken. Law would not say whose home it was, or why Meyer had gone there.

Meyer is described as an Inuit woman who is about five feet ten inches tall and weighing about 230 pounds.

The RCMP continue to search for Meyer. Anyone with information about her disappearance is urged to call the Yellowknife RCMP detachment or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2010/12/07/yknife-meyer-search-update.html

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Re: Angela Meyer 22 Missing NWT-Nov 27-
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2011, 12:05:08 AM »
http://www.cbc.ca/canada/north/story/2010/12/22/north-angela-meyer-search-called-off-rcmp.html

Yellowknife RCMP end search for ill woman
Angela Meyer has been missing since Nov. 27
Last Updated: Wednesday, December 22, 2010 | 10:06 AM CST Comments11Recommend21
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Yellowknife RCMP have called off the search for Angela Meyer, 22.Yellowknife RCMP have called off the search for Angela Meyer, 22. (RCMP)

Yellowknife RCMP have called off the official search for Angela Meyer, a mentally ill woman with diabetes who went missing while on a weekend pass from a psychiatric ward.

The 22-year-old Yellowknife woman disappeared from her family's downtown home at around 1:20 p.m. on Nov. 27.

Police said they've searched all places of interest and tips have dried up.

Candace Meyer, Angela's sister, said family members know police have done everything they can, but the family will continue to look for her.

"It's heart wrenching to know it's all on us now from here on out. Like, we had such a tremendous help from [police] and it's up until just, yeah, just now, they've been out every day, all day, looking for her," Candace Meyer said.

"They've been doing such a great job and just, like, it touches us day to day all the time, and they've been very supportive as well."

Meyer was home on a weekend pass from Stanton Territorial Hospital's psychiatric ward when she went missing, and only had enough insulin, anti-depressant and anti-psychotic medication to last the weekend, the family said.

Tipsters told the RCMP that they saw Meyer in the afternoon and evening of Nov. 27 and she appeared to be disoriented, police said earlier in December.

Meyer is about five feet 10 inches tall and weighs about 230 pounds. She was wearing a red and black Arctic Winter Games volunteer jacket when last seen on Nov. 27.

The family hopes Angela has just left town, her sister said. They are thankful to friends and others who have helped in the search.

Such dignity from this family, and so much gratitude shown by this family  to the police for their searches.

It makes one very humble.

I pray that Angela is found soon.  :'(

PEACE
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Re: Angela Meyer 22 Missing NWT-Nov 27-
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2011, 09:11:42 PM »
http://www.nunatsiaqonline.ca/stories/article/1199886_search_continues_in_yellowknife_for_missing_angela_meyer/

NEWS: Around the Arctic June 11, 2011 - 6:15 am
Search continues in Yellowknife for missing Inuit woman

Angela Meyer, 22, disappeared last November
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Angela Meyer, 5'10" tall and 230 pounds, shown here in an RCMP handout photo, hasn't been seen since last November when she stepped outside her family's downtown Yellowknife home to smoke a cigarette.

RCMP in Yellowknife are asking people in the city to keep a look out for an Inuit woman who disappeared last fall and hasn’t been seen since.

Angela Meyer, 22, the daughter of Kathy Lyall-Meyer and Dean Meyer, had received a pass from the psychiatric ward at Stanton Hospital to visit her family at their home on 54th St. in downtown Yellowknife.

Meyer hasn’t been seen since Nov. 27, 2010 at about 1:20 p.m. when she went outside the home to smoke a cigarette.

Meyer was last seen wearing a white coat, black yoga pants, a black T-shirt, black socks and grey winter boots. Her fingernails were manicured with a black design on them. She was not wearing a hat or gloves, according to police.

Police later found Meyer’s white coat inside another residence, from which a red and black Arctic Winter Games volunteer jacket had been taken.

However, no progress in the case has resulted from any tips received from the public about Meyer following her disappearance, police say.

The RCMP continue to search for Meyer although air and ground searches so far haven’t turned up any signs of Meyer.

Anyone with information about Meyer’s disappearance is urged to call the Yellowknife RCMP detachment or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477

Meyer, 5’ 10” and 230 pounds, is shown in an RCMP handout photo with short black hair and wearing glasses.

Meyer had been diagnosed with schizophrenia and Type 2 diabetes and may not have been taking her medication after being let out from the hospital, police say.

Meyer had only enough medication with her to last the weekend.


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Re: Angela Meyer 22 Missing NWT-Nov 27-
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2011, 09:27:52 PM »
Vigil held for missing Yellowknife woman
'We will live with this for the rest of our lives,' says Angela Meyer's father
CBC News Posted: Oct 5, 2011 2:46 PM CT Last Updated: Oct 8, 2011 10:11 AM CT Read 0 comments0

The Native Women's Association of the Northwest Territories held a vigil yesterday for Angela Meyer, a Yellowknife woman who disappeared 10 months ago while on a weekend pass from the psychiatric ward at Stanton Territorial Hospital.

The Meyer family and more than 100 supporters attended the event at Northern United Place, which was part of the Sisters in Spirit campaign of the Native Women’s Association of Canada.

Dean Meyer, father of Angela Meyer, who went missing in Yellowknife 10 months ago, lights a candle at a Sisters in Spirit vigil Tuesday. (CBC)
“I’ve learned to smile and laugh on the outside, but really I’d rather be at home and cry with my broken heart,” Dean Meyer, Angela’s father, told the crowd.

“As a family, we will live with this for the rest of our lives.”

The campaign has dedicated Oct. 4 as a day of vigil and events were held in nine provinces including Ontario, Alberta, British Columbia, Quebec and Nova Scotia as well as the Northwest Territories and Yukon.

There are more than 582 missing aboriginal women in Canada, according to data released by Sisters in Spirit.

Dean Meyer said he believes his daughter’s disappearance could have been prevented if there were a facility in the NWT solely for mental health patients.

“I know that if there was a place my daughter could’ve been put in, she’d be alive today. She’d be safe there.”

The Meyer family continues to ask the public for any clues that could help with the search.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/story/2011/10/05/north-nwt-meyer-vigil.html

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Re: Angela Meyer 22 Missing NWT-Nov 27-
« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2011, 06:01:43 PM »
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Dean Meyer said he believes his daughter’s disappearance could have been prevented if there were a facility in the NWT solely for mental health patients. unquote:

This young lady was NOT PROPERLY MONITORED IN THE GROUP HOME IN THE CITY. Someone should have to be held accountable.

Yes, Yellowknife deserves a proper facility for its citizens. Even more than other places, as they are so far north.

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