Makayla Chang was last seen by a friend on March 17 and was reported missing March 22. (Photos submitted)

Missing teen investigation ongoing

RCMP deny reports that investigators believe Makayla Chang might be in Montreal

Makayla Chang has been missing four weeks, and efforts to find her continue.

The Nanaimo RCMP issued a press release Saturday night to deny reports that investigators believe the 16-year-old might be in Montreal.

“Contrary to a media report issued last week from an out-of-province media outlet, the Nanaimo RCMP has no indication to the whereabouts of Makayla Chang, and investigators have no reason to believe Chang is in Montreal,” said Const. Gary O’Brien, Nanaimo RCMP spokesman, in a press release.

He said that the investigation into Chang’s disappearance is continuing.

“All investigative avenues are being pursued, which includes engaging missing persons co-ordinators and police agencies across the country,” said O’Brien.

Chang is part Asian, part Caucasian, 5-foot-1 and 110 pounds, with short dyed red hair and hazel eyes. She was last seen by a friend on March 17 and was reported missing March 22.

Anyone with information about her disappearance is asked to call Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345. To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, visit or text 274637, keyword ‘Nanaimo.’

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