Editor’s note: RCMP reported the girl was found safe Aug. 22. Her name and image have been removed from the story.
Nova Scotia RCMP are seeking help from the public in the search for a missing 14-year-old from the We’koqma’q First Nation, who was last seen Aug. 13 in Eskasoni, N.S.
Police say the youth is described as five-feet seven-inches tall and weighing around 100 pounds.
She has brown hair, brown eyes and may be wearing glasses. Police say she has a rose tattoo on her left forearm.
Police say the youth is believed to be travelling around Cape Breton with a man known to her. On Aug, 13-14, the two were identified on video surveillance at a gas station in Catalone, N.S.
Police also say they received reports of the two being seen on an ATV in the Forchu area.
According to a Facebook post by Waycobah band councillor Steven Michael Googoo, the We’koqma’q First Nation has posted a $5,000 reward for information leading to the teen’s whereabouts.
Police say there are no updates as of Tuesday, and have not confirmed the suspect’s identity. Police say families of both individuals are involved in the investigation.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of the youth is asked to contact Eskasoni RCMP at 902-379-2822.