Canada Nanaimo teen Makayla Chang, missing since March, found dead

17:40  19 may  2017
17:40  19 may  2017 Source:   Vancouver Sun

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Nanaimo RCMP say they’ve found the body of missing Nanaimo teen Makayla Chan and believe she was murdered. She was last seen in Nanaimo on March 17. She was reported missing by her family on March 22.

Chang was last seen on March 17 in Nanaimo where she lived and attended school. She was reported missing to police on March 22. UPDATE: Body of Nanaimo teen Makayla Chang believed to have been found : police.

1Chang: Makayla Chang. © Handout Makayla Chang.

Nanaimo RCMP say they’ve found the body of missing Nanaimo teen Makayla Chang and believe she was murdered.

She was last seen in Nanaimo on March 17. She was reported missing by her family on March 22.

Police are now investigating Chang’s apparent death as a homicide; they do not believe the public is at risk. The Nanaimo Serious Crime Unit is leading the investigation.

“This remains a priority investigation with dedicated resources tasked with determining the circumstances surrounding the disappearance and murder of Chang,” Nanaimo RCMP said in a statement.

At one point a report suggested she might have travelled as far as Montreal, but police discounted that report.

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Makayla Chang , left, was last seen on March 17 in Nanaimo , B.C. Police believe she may be with Steven Bacon, right. Description of missing teen . Chang , who also goes by the names Kayla or Finn, is part Asian and part white, has piercings in her lip and above her lip.

Family and friends of missing Nanaimo girl Makayla Chang are marking a grim anniversary. It has now been two months since the teen vanished under suspicious circumstances. Chang was last seen on March 17.

In early April, police located Steven Bacon, the 53 year old believed to have been with 16-year-old Chang when she disappeared.

A police spokesman would not say where Bacon was located or whether he had been with Chang or knew of her whereabouts.

Her grandmother told CTV News that Chang spent time with Bacon on and off but that she warned her against accepting gifts from him. The police searched Bacon’s Nanaimo home, a basement suite, more than once.

According to the Victoria Times Colonist, in the days following her disappearance, police received hundreds of tips.

Bacon’s daughter, Allison Bacon, told the Times Colonist in early April she has not seen her father for two years but was concerned that he might not be mentally stable.

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Makayla was last seen in Nanaimo on Sunday, March 19, 2017. She is usually very active on social media platforms but has not posted anything since March 20 You are here » BC Missing Report » Missing Person » MISSING PERSON • Makayla Chang • Nanaimo , British Columbia • 16 Years Old.

The Nanaimo RCMP have recovered a body believed to be that of a missing Nanaimo teenager . Makayla Chang , 16, was reported missing on March 22.She went missing in Nanaimo on March 20. Previous articleUPDATED | Police seek help in finding missing teen .

She said she was told that her father has said that his daughter killed herself, and that he was calling Chang by a pet name he called Allison as a child.

“[He] even went so far as to call her ‘baby bird,’ which is what he called me. I just want this girl home safe and back to her grandmother,” she said.

Police said Chang’s family “is asking for privacy during this difficult time.”

with files from The Victoria Times Colonist

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