The Ottawa Police Major Crimes Unit has taken over the investigation into a woman missing since late April .

Mary Papatsie, 39, is described as 5-foot-3, with a medium build and long brown hair. She has a scar above her left eye from a piercing.

Police say Papatsie may have been wearing black jogging pants, a brown t-shirt and blue and orange flip-flops when she went missing.

She also may have been carrying a purple and black backpack filled with other clothing.

Anyone iwth information is asked to contact the Major Crime Section at 613-236-1222 ext. 5493.