(Missing teen/Comox Valley RCMP)

UPDATE: The missing 13-year-old has been located as is safe, according to the Comox Valley RCMP. In a release, they thanked the public for assisting in their search.

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Comox Valley RCMP are seeking public assistance in their search for missing teenager Jenessa Shacter.

According to police, the 13-year-old girl was visiting family in the Comox Valley region when she went for a walk in downtown Courtenay on Thursday, August 6 and has not been seen since.

“Jenessa was visiting family here in the Comox Valley. She went downtown Courtenay, said she was going on a walk, and agreed to be back after 45 minutes” said Cst. Monika Terragni in a statement.

“It is not completely unusual for Jenessa to leave and not indicate where she is going; however, she is not from the Comox Valley and is not terribly familiar with the area” she added.

Shacter stands approximately 5’5″ tall, and has blonde/brown hair and hazel eyes. She was last seen wearing a short black shirt, black shorts and a denim jacket, and  carrying a “Hello Kitty” purse.

Anyone who sees her or knows where she may bee is asked to contact Comox Valley RCMP at (250) 338-1321.

If you wish to remain anonymous, contact Comox Valley Crime Stoppers at 1-
800-222-TIPS (8477) or online at comoxvalleycrimestoppers.bc.ca.