A ground search is underway north of Williams Lake for a 16-year-old First Nations girl missing since Sunday evening.
Amy Char was a passenger in her foster mother’s car and, after a disagreement, got out of the car near the intersection of Mountain House Road and Likely Road at about 9:39 p.m. Sunday night and walked off into the bush, say police. The girl’s foster mom looked for her for about an hour before she called the police to report the teen missing.
“She has done this before but we are worried about her because she has been missing for almost two days now,” Staff Sgt. Del Byron of the Williams Lake RCMP said Tuesday morning of the missing teen. “We think she’s still in the bush.”
Byron said Williams Lake RCMP along with the Police Dog Service searched the area the teen was last seen, with Central Cariboo Search and Rescue members searching Tuesday on ATVs.
Byron said their next option will be searching by helicopter, however, the forest where the teen is missing is very dense and difficult to search from the air.
Char is described as an Aboriginal person, five foot three inches tall, 100 pounds with black shoulder length hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a grey sweat shirt, jeans and blue sneakers. Anyone who may have seen the teen is asked to call the Williams Lake RCMP at 250 392-6211 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.