West Shore RCMP

UPDATE: 16-year-old Shirita Beans has been found “safe and sound,” according to West Shore RCMP. “Thanks to the media and public for your assistance,” police said.

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West Shore RCMP are calling on the public’s help to find a missing 16-year-old girl last seen in Greater Victoria, noting they’re concerned for her well-being.

Described as Indigenous, standing at five feet and weighing around 106 pounds, Shirita Beans was reported missing on Tuesday, April 19th.

Beans has glasses, blonde and black hair, and goes by the alias Simone, according to police.

She was last seen wearing a green sweatshirt, black and silver tank top, red nurse scrub pants and black Nike Air Force 1 shoes. She also had a yellow Van’s bag.

Last week, Beans’ sister, Melody Bruce, said she was “hoping and praying” for a positive outcome.

“I’m so worried,” said Bruce. “She needs to be home safe with her family.”

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Beans is urged to call police. Tipsters can remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1 (800) 222-8477 (TIPS).

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Posted by Godfrey John Bruce on Thursday, April 21, 2022

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