03/26/2013 12:06 EDT | Updated 05/26/2013 05:12 EDT

Search for missing B.C. woman spans half a decade and thousands of kilometres

KELOWNA, B.C. - Fading memories and massive distances could complicate the search for a Kelowna, B.C., woman who hasn't been seen for five years.

RCMP in the Okanagan city hope someone can help them track 34-year-old Andria Lucille Meise, who was last seen by a family member in Grand Prairie, Alta., in 2008.

Investigators believe that's the same year Meise moved to Calgary, but they admit they have lost track of the 5'8, 135 pound woman who has a history of substance abuse.

Police say Meise lived a high risk lifestyle in Kelowna until 2006, when she moved to Fort St. John, but except for the sighting in Grande Prairie two years later, she has not been seen since.

Meise is known to travel to Vancouver, Kelowna, Dawson Creek, Grand Prairie and Calgary, but her family says it's not like her to be out of touch for so long.

They say she always told them when she was moving. (CKFR)