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UPDATE – The Fort St John RCMP is pleased to confirm that the 16-year-old female reported missing on June 17, 2019, has been located, and she is safe and sound.

The Fort St John RCMP with to extend gratitude to the media and public for your assistance.

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – On Monday, June 17, 2019, at about 9:40 am, the Fort St John RCMP received a report that 16-year-old Laila Apsassin had left her residence on June 3, 2019, and has not yet returned.

Laila is believed to still be in Fort St John, BC. Her parents have received Facebook messages but cannot confirm they are from Laila and are concerned for her wellbeing.

The Fort St John RCMP has not been able to contact Laila or determine her whereabouts and are considering her a high-risk missing youth.

Laila is described as:

  • Indigenous female
  • 5’4 (162 cm) tall
  • 120 lbs (54kg)
  • Very long, brown hair
  • Brown eyes
  • Wears glasses
  • Tattoo of autumn leaves by the left collar bone
  • Silver hoop piercing on top of the right ear

The Fort St John RCMP continue to investigate and are asking anyone who has any information about Laila Apsassin or where she might be, to please contact the Fort St John RCMP at 250-787-8100.

Should you wish to remain anonymous, please call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or submit a tip online at

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