Nanaimo RCMP were asking for the public’s assistance in locating 14-year-old Seanna Randen, who has since been located. (Photo submitted)

UPDATE: 14-year-old girl from south Nanaimo located ‘safe and sound’

Police were asking for help finding Seanna Randen, 14, but she has been located

UPDATE: The teen reported missing has been located and is safe and sound, according to a social media post from Nanaimo RCMP.

PREVIOUSLY POSTED: Nanaimo RCMP are hoping the public can help find a missing 14-year-old girl from south Nanaimo.

Seanna Randen was last seen in the morning hours on Dec. 17 as she was being dropped off at her school, according to Nanaimo RCMP, who did not disclose which school she attends.

Police say Randen has been texting family members “daily” but has not yet been located and that the situation is “out of character” for the teen. She is known to frequent Woodgrove Centre on a “daily basis” and her family is “extremely worried” for her well-being, according to police.

Randen is white, 5-foot-8 and 130 pounds. She was last seen wearing a purple Vancouver Island University hoodie, a black long sleeve shirt and black leggings. Police believe she may have also been wearing a black Adidas nylon windbreaker over her hoodie.

Const. Gary O’Brien, Nanaimo RCMP spokesman, told the News Bulletin he couldn’t disclose which school Randen attends for safety reasons, but that she does attend a school within the Nanaimo-Ladysmith school district. He also said police don’t believe there is a criminal element to Randen’s disappearance, but that she is still very much at risk.

“We don’t think there is anything suspicious about it,” O’Brien said. “I don’t think there is any criminality, she’s just refusing to come home, which puts her at extreme risk.”

Police would like to find Randen safe and sound before Christmas, O’Brien said, adding that if anyone does find her they should call the police immediately.

“Please don’t post it to social media,” he said. “Call our non-emergency line so we can get her home before Christmas.”

Anyone with information regarding Randen’s whereabouts is asked to call the Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345. To remain anonymous, contact Crime Stoppers at www.nanaimocrimestoppers.com or call 1-800-222-8477.







nicholas.pescod@nanaimobulletin.com 
Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and Instagram

 

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

VIU basketball teams winners in first home games of new year

Mariners men and women sweep past Okanagan Coyotes in PacWest action in Nanaimo

Poll: How satisfied were you with snow clearing in Nanaimo?

Several days’ worth of snowfall now melting away

VIU professor’s research helps volunteer firefighters cope with stress

Leigh Blaney developing tools to help emergency responders become resilient to emotional trauma

RDN board opts not to answer ministry survey on alternate directors

Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing asked for feedback on governance

Nanaimo-Ladysmith MP to observe pipeline protest in northern B.C.

Paul Manly, Green Party of Canada MP, to meet with hereditary chiefs and RCMP

After cashing in on QB gambles, Chiefs and 49ers to clash in Super Bowl

KC beats Tennessee, San Francisco dispatches Green Bay to reach NFL title game

B.C. VIEWS: Few clouds on Horgan’s horizon

Horgan’s biggest challenge in the remainder of his term will be to keep the economy humming along

Victoria family focuses on ‘letting go, enjoying time together’ after dad gets dementia

Walter Strauss has developed an interest in music and now takes line dancing classes

B.C. forest industry grasps for hope amid seven-month strike, shutdowns, changes

Some experts say this could be worse for forestry than the 2008 financial crisis

Northern B.C. RCMP investigating alleged sexual assault in downtown Smithers

One person was transported by ambulance to hospital following RCMP investigation at Sedaz

UBC, Iranian-Canadian community create memorial scholarship in honour of victims

The Jan. 8 crash killed 176 people, including 57 Canadians

Disrespectful that Horgan won’t meet during northern B.C. tour: hereditary chief

Na’moks said he was frustrated Horgan didn’t meet with the chiefs

Most Read