The 14-year-old youth who was reported missing from Eskasoni on August 13 has been located by police and is safe.
At approximately 11:30 pm last night, the RCMP Air Services reported a fire in an isolated location in the Canoe Lake area.
RCMP officers on the ground made their way to this area and at 1 a.m. where they located the missing girl and the man she was believed to be with.
Both were taken into police custody without incident and transported out of the wooded area.
The youth has been released, the man remains in custody and the investigation is ongoing.
The RCMP would like to thank the public for their assistance and retweets on social media.
Eskasoni RCMP continue to ask for the public’s help to locate 14-year-old Mary (Molly) Martin who was last seen August 13 at approximately 4 p.m. in Eskasoni.
Martin is described as Indigenous, 5-foot-7 and 100 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. She has a rose tattoo on her left forearm and may be wearing eyeglasses. No clothing description is available. Martin is believed to be travelling around Cape Breton with a man who is known to her.
On August 13-14, Martin and the man were identified on video surveillance at a service station in Catalone (Sydney-Louisburg area).
Police are following up on multiple reports to RCMP and Cape Breton Regional Police that the two have been sighted on an ATV in the Forchu area. Multiple RCMP detachments and CBRP are collaborating on the investigation and continue to follow up on each tip.
The family of both Martin and the man are engaged in the investigation.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Molly Martin is asked to contact Eskasoni RCMP at 902-379-2822. Should you wish to remain anonymous, call Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers toll free at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submit a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca, or use the P3 Tips App.
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