Merissa Purdy, the 16-year-old Halifax girl who has been missing since early December, has been found safe and sound, Halifax Regional Police said Thursday in a news release.
Merissa was last seen on the afternoon of Dec. 9 in the area of Gottingen and Brunswick streets. She was reported missing on Jan. 2. At the time, police indicated foul play was not suspected, but there was concern for her well-being because she had a medical condition requiring medication.
Investigators thanked the media and the public for their assistance in finding Merissa.
Police are still seeking the public’s help locating a missing Halifax youth. Merissa Purdy, 16, was last seen Dec. 9 around 2 p.m. in the area of Gottingen and Brunswick streets.
She was reported missing Jan. 2. She is described as an indigenous female, 5-foot-3 and approximately 115 pounds, with medium-length red hair and hazel eyes.
There is no information to suggest that Merissa has met with foul play, but police are concerned for her well-being as she has a medical condition and requires medication. Police ask that anyone with information call them at 902-490-5020.