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Coquitlam RCMP searching for missing 19-year-old woman

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WATCH: 19-year-old Sophie Naidoo was last seen leaving the Coquitlam public library on Poirier Avenue on Sunday afternoon. – Nov 21, 2022

Coquitlam RCMP is asking for the public’s help to find a missing 19-year-old woman they believe to be at high risk.

Sophie Naidoo was last seen leaving the Port Coquitlam Public Library at 575 Poirier Ave. around 4:30 p.m. on Sunday. Police say she was headed in the direction of the Lougheed SkyTrain station.

Naidoo is known to use public transit, police said.

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Investigators and her family are concerned about her well-being.

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Naidoo is described as Indigenous and five-feet-one-inch tall, with a medium to heavy build, black hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a pink hoodie, grey sweat pants, white shoes and glasses. Her hair was in a ponytail, and she was carrying a pink Herschel backpack.

Police said she may behave in a way that causes a risk to herself, and anyone who sees her should call 911 immediately.

Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to contact Coquitlam RCMP at 604-945-1550.

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