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Chrisma Ann Joy Denny Missing From Nova Scotia (PHOTO)

11/12/2014 01:01 EST | Updated 11/12/2014 01:59 EST

Police in Nova Scotia are trying to track down Chrisma Ann Joy Denny, a 23-year-old aboriginal woman who hasn't been seen in more than two months.

Denny was last seen at the Eskasoni Band Council Office on Sept. 11 and reported missing Nov. 4, according to a poster circulated by police.

She was believed to be living in Sydney, but was also known to travel beyond the Cape Breton area at times.

Denny was described as being 5'6" tall, with brown hair and brown eyes, and weighing 145 pounds.

Her aunt Elaine Denny told CBC News that Chrisma was an outgoing kid who loved to smile, but that she changed after her mother died and left her and 11 siblings in government care.

She subsequently dealt with issues such as addiction and homelessness.

A release from her family stated that "society failed" the woman, and that "The government should look into taking care of these homeless aboriginal women or men ... It seems like they're throwing them on the back burner."

A candlelight vigil was scheduled to be held for Denny at Eskasoni's Holy Family Parish and Gabriel Centre on Monday, CTV News reported.

The Nova Scotia Native Women's Association has also planned a poster campaign for the province with the hope that it can help find her, said CBC News.

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