Police in B.C.’s Lower Mainland have joined the search for a missing Saanich teen who hasn’t been seen in more than a month.
On Jan. 4, Saanich Police reported Zenaeh Edwards-Helgason, 17, as missing, saying she was considered high-risk and last seen about two weeks prior on Dec. 19, 2022.
Police believed Edwards-Helgason was on the Mainland, and on Friday, Burnaby RCMP said the teen was possibly spotted in Burnaby on Thursday, Jan. 19, following a string of possible sightings.
That came after Saanich Police said new information indicated she was in downtown Vancouver’s Eastside on Jan. 10.
Edwards-Helgason stands at 5’6″ with an average build and black hair and was last seen wearing a white zip-up jacket, white pants, white and black shoes and a black backpack, according to RCMP.
In an initial release, Saanich Police said under B.C. policing standards, a missing person is high-risk if their health or well-being may be in danger due to physical or mental illness, addictions, disability or age.
Officers with Burnaby RCMP are assisting with the investigation and ask anyone with information about Edwards-Helgason’s whereabouts to call the detachment at 604-646-9999, quoting file #23-2298. Saanich Police can be reached at 250-475-4321.