Gail Montgomery doesn’t know what’s happened to her daughter and is worried sick.

“I’ve loved her for 34 years, I’ve supported her,” said Montgomery.

Susan Mitchell is a 34-year-old mother of two boys and a stepmother of two. She’s also a member of her school’s parent advisory council, a crafter and avid reader. Mitchell vanished in the middle of the night on Sept. 5.

“No something’s gone sideways,” said Montgomery. “I don’t know.”

Mitchell’s common law husband says she was in bed next to him at 9 p.m. that night in their home on Duncan’s Government Street, then was missing when the family woke up the next morning, which was Sept. 6.

“And she left her purse and all her ID and she left her phone,” said Montgomery.

Montgomery says they tried to find her themselves, then called police two days later to report her missing.

“They didn’t phone the police until the eighth,” said Cpl. Krista Hobday of Duncan/North Cowichan RCMP. “But at that point we have extended all of our resources into trying to locate Susan so what we’re really hoping is that the public hears our appeal and is able to assist us in locating her,” Hobday said. “And we’re just not sure where she could be so we really, we’re sort of starting at ground zero trying to find her.”

Gail Montgmomery said Mitchell’s six-year-old son is taking it the hardest.

“So we just tell him mommy’s missing. He’s very confused. He doesn’t understand,” said Montgomery. “So Susan I really hope you see this. Because he really needs you.”

RCMP have investigators and officers on patrol looking into the disappearance of Susan Mitchell. Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to contact RCMP.

Skye Ryan