Chilliwack mother lobbies for national Amber Alert system for missing adults

Chilliwack resident Alina Durham carries the unspeakable anguish and unrelenting sorrow attached to losing a daughter every single day.

Shaelene Bell, a 23-year-old mother of two young boys, went missing on January 30, 2021. She was last seen in the 9300 block of Edward Street, according to a press release from the Chilliwack RCMP. Her picture was widely distributed throughout Chilliwack and the Fraser Valley, from gas stations to bulletin boards, streetlight poles to parks and beyond, as volunteers desperately sought to locate her.

Just a few days later after she was first reported missing, Bell’s car was found on Ballam Road in Fairfield Island along with her cell phone and other personal belongings still inside. Her body was later discovered in the Fraser River on June 2, 2021, putting a tragic end to the community-wide effort to locate her.

“I miss everything about her,” Durham said during a telephone interview, her voice breaking from emotion. “I miss her smile, her kind heart. I’d do anything to have her back. She was beautiful on the inside and outside.”


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