Search for missing Mi’kmaw woman takes family to Montreal seeking answers

Adria Marie Gloade is the sister of Tanya Books who was murdered in 2009 in Halifax


A Mi’kmaw family from Nova Scotia is seeking the public’s help in the disappearance of Adria Gloade, 37, of Millbrook First Nation who has been missing since July 13.

Her sister Tamara Gloade drove to Montreal to search for her, handing out flyers with her description. Garrett Gloade, Adria’s brother, stayed in Millbrook to search online. He says tips and messages led to the search in Montreal.

Adria’s last text message led to the family filing a missing person’s report.

“The last messages that we received was that she was scared — that she was scared, that she was terrified and that if we don’t hear from her within 24 hours to file a missing person report,” said Garrett Gloade.

Adria is five foot seven inches tall and around 140 pounds. She has long dark hair and brown eyes. She has the word ‘Shayla’ tattooed on the back of her right leg, and the word ‘kail’ tattooed on her left forearm.

Her family believes she is in danger. That fear brings back memories of a past tragedy for the Gloade family.

In 2009 Tanya Brooks was murdered, her body left near a school in Halifax, a case that remains unsolved. Brooks, Adria, Tamara, and Garrett are all siblings.

“It’s a rare thing for a family to go through this one time, you know. Unfortunately this is the second time that not only myself, my sister Tamara, Adria, and the rest of my sister Tanya Brooks’ family have gone through this,” said Garrett Gloade.

Gloade says his family will continue searching for Adria.

“You never think that your family of loved ones would be in this position. But hopefully wherever she is, she’s fine, she’s okay, she’s being strong, she’s being a survivor. We just want her home.”

Mounties appealed to the public for help on July 19. Anyone with any information is asked to contact the RCMP at 902-893-6819 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477)

Video Journalist / Halifax

Angel Moore is a proud Cree from the Peguis First Nation in Manitoba. Angel grew up in Winnipeg and has a Journalism degree from the University of King’s College. She also has a degree from Dalhousie University in International Development Studies and Environmental Sustainability. Angel joined APTN News in June 2018 as the correspondent in the Halifax bureau and covers Atlantic Canada.