UPDATE: RCMP say that a Duncan-area teen who was reported missing last week has been found and is safe.

North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing 15-year-old female from Duncan.

Cera Qwulshemut was last seen on Tuesday, October 15 at 5:30 p.m in front of the Shoppers Drug Mart on the Trans-Canada Highway in Duncan.

She was wearing a black jacket, polka dot rain boots and was carrying a white backpack.

RCMP say family and friends are concerned for Cera’s well-being.

She is described as a First Nations female, 4’9″, approximately 100 pounds, with brown eyes and short brown hair.

If you can help, call North Cowichan/ Duncan RCMP at 250-748-5522 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).