Missing 22-year-old found safely after Bear Clan search

The Winnipeg Police Service and Bear Clan are asking for the public’s help in locating missing 22-year-old Hailey Bittern. Joe Scarpelli/Global News

A missing Winnipeg woman has been found safe after the city’s Bear Clan helped search for her over the weekend.

Winnipeg’s Bear Clan hit the streets on Saturday searching for Hailey Bittern was last seen on Nov. 17 in the St. Vital area, according to police.

However, searchers said she hasn’t been heard from in about three weeks.

Angela Klassen Janeczko of the Bear Clan said they received tips that Bittern might be in the city’s north end, which is where they spent the day putting up missing person posters and talking to community members.

“If we get any leads during this time, we will be following any of those,” Janeczko said.

Hailey Bittern, 22, is missing.
Hailey Bittern, 22, is missing. Winnipeg Police/Submitted photo

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Janeczko said they were hoping to bring her home safely as soon as possible.

“She’s been through quite a bit of trauma in her life,” she said. “Hailey’s just young and vulnerable and impressionable.”

Bittern’s aunt, Olive Bouchie, couldn’t make it from Brandon to the search, but spoke to reporters over the phone.

“Hailey, if you can hear me, we all love you. Please contact me,” Bouchie said.

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