Police scouring Bowen Island for missing teen
The search for a Squamish, B.C. woman, who has was last seen at a house party on June 20th, has turned to Bowen Island, where residents are being asked to check their rural properties and out buildings for anything suspicious.
Sea to Sky Regional Police Services said the search for 17-year-old Jodi Henrickson has commenced on Bowen Island, utilizing RCMP air and marine services.
Bowen Island is a 20-minute ferry ride from the Vancouver suburb of Horseshoe Bay.
Police dogs along with North Shore Search and Rescue members have also joined the hunt for the missing teen.
The search is concentrating on Bowen Island as investigators have determined that Henrickson was last seen there on June 20th between 4:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. after she attended a house party with friends and acquaintances.
Police are asking residents of Bowen Island to be vigilant. They are also telling anyone who was at the house party on the evening of June 19th through to the morning of June 20th to contact police at 604-947-0516.
Meanwhile, her cousin, Crystal, called CTV on Sunday to say that she is the spokesperson for the family and it looks to them like Jody has run away, even though it would be very uncharacteristic of her to do so.
They're asking that in case Jodi's watching, news organizations get the message out that the family isn't made and her and that she should call home as soon as possible.
Police said a TIP line is available by calling 1-604-947-0516
Anyone with information who wishes to remain anonymous can contact Crime Stoppers at 1- 800 - 222 - TIPS (8477).
With a report by CTV British Columbia's Rob McKee