Almost a year after a 14-year-old Indigenous girl was reported missing, police confirm she’s been found dead.
Coquitlam RCMP say the search for Noelle O’Soup has come to a “tragic end.”
The teenager was reported missing May 12 2021.
Vancouver Police Sgt. Steve Addison confirms O’Soup’s remains were found on May 1st 2022 in an apartment building in the Downtown Eastside.
Her family was informed Wednesday, June 6.
Vancouver Police are now leading the investigation around O’Soup’s death.
The circumstances surrounding her death are not clear with foul play not ruled out at this point.
The BC Coroners Service is investigating a cause of death.
Sgt. Addison says as the investigation is ongoing, police are only able to provide limited information.
“Noelle’s death will generate many questions in the community, and we are committed to finding answers,” Addison says. “If, during the course of this investigation, we determine there is a risk to public safety, we will immediately notify the public.”