Saanich teen missing for more than a month found safe: police

Saanich teen missing for more than a month found safe: police
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Saanich teen Zenaeh Edwards-Helgason, who was last seen on Dec. 19, 2022, has been located and is safe, police said Tuesday.

A Saanich teen who was missing for more than a month and believed to be in B.C.’s Lower Mainland has been found and is safe, according to police.

On Jan. 4, Saanich Police reported Zenaeh Edwards-Helgason, 17, as missing, saying the local resident was considered high-risk and last seen about two weeks prior on Dec. 19, 2022.

Nearly a week later, on Jan. 10, the detachment said new information indicated the teen was in downtown Vancouver’s Eastside.

Burnaby RCMP eventually joined in on the search for Edwards-Helgason, saying on Friday that she was possibly spotted in Burnaby on Jan. 19, following a string of other possible sightings.

On Tuesday, Saanich Police said she was found safe.

“Zenaeh Edwards-Helgason, who had been missing since December 19th, has been located and is safe. Thank you to everyone that shared our information,” states the Jan. 24 update.

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.


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