Missing Sechelt girl spotted in West Vancouver

Christine Wood/Staff Writer / Staff writer
March 13, 2014 01:00 AM

Sechelt teen Tonielle King-Rose has been missing since the morning of March 12 and RCMP are requesting assistance from the public to find her. She was last seen wearing this jacket. If you have any information about her whereabouts contact Sunshine Coast RCMP at 604-885-2266.

UPDATE SATURDAY MORNING, MARCH 15 FROM WEST VANCOUVER POLICE

West Vancouver Police say Tonielle King-Rose, a 15-year-old girl from Sechelt missing since Wednesday, March 14 was spotted in West Vancouver the day she disappeared.

It has been confirmed that she was seen arriving in West Vancouver at 8 a.m. Wednesday morning on the Langdale ferry in Horseshoe Bay and her bag, ID and some personal items were turned in to the Park Royal lost and found later that morning, said Const. Jeff Palmer in a news release.

Palmer said she was wearing a light grey toque, a dark nylon jacket that may have a "North Arm" logo embroidered on the front, blue pants and red converse runners when she arrived in West Vancouver. It is also possible that she is wearing tan short boots.

She has very distinctive brown hair, cropped very short at the back and very long at the front. She is 5'8" tall, weights 135 lbs.

Palmer said she may still be on the North Shore, but it is possible that she has travelled as far as Chilliwack and may be in company of one or two males.

If located, please keep her in view and call your local police and refer to Sechelt file number 14-1494. You can also call Sunshine Coast RCMP at 1-604-885-2266 with tips.

See below for an update posted Friday from Sunshine Coast RCMP and below that for our original story that was posted on Thursday morning, March 13.

UPDATE AS OF NOON, FRIDAY, MARCH 14 FROM SUNSHINE COAST RCMP

Sunshine Coast RCMP has confirmed that missing 15-year-old Tonielle King-Rose is no longer on the Sunshine Coast.

Indications are that she may be continuing to travel in or beyond the Lower Mainland, said Cpl. Steven Chubey, Sunshine Coast RCMP Media Relations officer.

Tonielle was last seen on March 12 at 6:30 a.m. when she said she was going to the Sechelt pool for a workout. She never returned home.

The RCMP and Tonielle's family remain very concerned about her well-being and are asking anyone with information to immediately contact their local police, Chubey said.

If anyone knows of Tonielle King-Rose's whereabouts, or has any information about where she may be, they are asked to contact the Sunshine Coast RCMP at (604)885-2266 or to call 9-1-1.

Our original story follows below:

Sunshine Coast RCMP are asking for the public's help to find a 15-year-old girl who went missing on Wednesday.

The RCMP urgently want to find 15-year-old Tonielle King Rose, who has been missing since early morning March 12, after leaving her home in Sechelt, Sgt. Mike McCarthy said. Her parents and police are very concerned as she has been dealing with some issues. She was not at school yesterday [March 12] nor with any friends or family that we checked, and we have no means of contacting her.

Tonielle's mom Kim King said her daughter was last seen at 6:30 a.m. on March 12.

She had got up and she said she was going to the gym at the pool and then going to school from there. My husband saw her as he was leaving for work at 6:30 a.m. I got up and I came out and she was already gone by 6:55 a.m., King said.

King became concerned when she got home from work that night and Tonielle was not there.

This is not like her. She does suffer from mental health issues and of course there's very little support on the Coast for adolescents and mental health. She's been struggling for a year, King said, noting Tonielle is not on any medication.

Tonielle does not carry a cell phone and she has not made contact with anyone since her disappearance.

She hasn't talked to anybody. She hasn't even talked to her best friend, King said.

The family posted information about the missing teen on social media sites and heard an unconfirmed rumour that Tonielle may have been seen on one of the early morning ferries on March 12.

We do have some family and friends in the Lower Mainland that are actively looking around the city for her, King noted.

Tonielle is described as Caucasian, approximately 5'8 tall and weighs approximately 135 pounds. She has short brown hair and was last seen wearing a black ski jacket with a fur-lined hood and black leggings. She often wears her hair back in a bandana.

If you have any information about Tonielle's whereabouts contact the Sunshine Coast RCMP at 604-885-2266.


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