Homicide unit investigating disappearance of Hamilton woman

The disappearance of a missing 29 year old is now being investigated by the Homicide unit.

Holly Hamilton, of Hamilton, was reported missing by her family on Monday after she was last seen the night before on Jan. 14.

In a news release issued on Wednesday, Hamilton police confirmed there is reason to be concerned for Hamilton’s safety and described this incident as “out of character for her.”

According to investigators, Hamilton drives a white 1996 Ford Escort with the licence plate BRBL 996, which has sustained some damage to the front of the vehicle.

She has been described as a black five-foot-seven woman weighing about 170 pounds with long black hair. Officers said she was last seen wearing a black parka style jacket with brown fur on the hood, blue jeans, a white three-quarter sleeve t-shirt with black writing on the front and black boots.

Investigators are looking to speak to Hamilton’s 30-year-old ex-boyfriend, who they believe may have “valuable information” to her whereabouts.

Det. Dave Oleniuk confirmed the ex-boyfriend is known to police, but he is not considered a suspect in this case at this time.

“We do know quite a bit about him but at this point we are unable to get a hold of him and we really need to get a hold of him,”

Oleniuk added that Hamilton and the ex-boyfriend have one child together who is safe and staying with her grandparents.

with files from CP24