September 27, 2018 1:01 pm
Updated: September 27, 2018 4:59 pm

Family of missing Abbotsford woman posts billboard on anniversary of disappearance

It's been one year since 21-year-old Kristina Ward vanished. As Paul Haysom reports, her family made an emotional plea Thursday at the site in Surrey where she was last seen.

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Langley RCMP will issue a public plea on Thursday in the hopes of finding Kristina Ward, who has been missing for a year.

Ward was reported missing on Sept. 25, 2017.

She lived in Abbotsford but had been known to frequent the Langley city core. An RCMP officer saw Ward in Langley on Sept. 27, but reported that she seemed fine.

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Ward’s mother and grandmother said at the time that the 20-year-old needed help, especially if she had been missing for a long time.

Langley RCMP released a video at the time that showed Ward walking with a man with a bike, two days before she vanished.

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In the video, Ward can be seen crossing the street at 104 Avenue and 144 Street in Surrey between 7:50 p.m. and 8:45 p.m. on Sept. 27.

Despite dozens of tips, RCMP say they still haven’t identified the man in the video.

READ MORE: Video shows Abbotsford woman walking with man with a bike, 2 days before she vanished

Ward’s family has now paid for a billboard at that location, which they hope will refresh people’s memory and generate new information that may lead to her being found.

“We don’t know where our little girl is; she’s not little, but, it’s on your mind, every day, every hour,” mother Lee Anne Ward said.

Ward, who is now 21, has the mental capacity of someone between the age of 12 and 16. She needs special medication to avoid seizures.

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Anyone with information about Ward to come forward, saying no piece of information is too small.

“Not only are we not leaving any stones unturned, we’re looking for stones to turn over. Unfortunately, we’re just not getting anywhere at this point,” Langley RCMP Cpl. Holly Largy said.

— With files from Jesse Ferreras and Paul Haysom 

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