Update: Courtenay teen has been found.
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Comox Valley RCMP are looking for a 13-year-old who went for a walk in downtown Courtenay on Thursday and has not been seen since.
Jenessa Shacter was visiting family in the Comox Valley and went for a walk around 3:45 p.m. Thursday, said Comox Valley RCMP spokeswoman Const. Monika Terragni. She agreed to return after 45 minutes but she has not been seen since.
Jenessa was last seen wearing a short black shirt, black shorts and a denim jacket. She was carrying a “Hello Kitty” purse. She is about five-foot-five with a medium build and blond/brown hair and hazel eyes.
“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,” Terragni said.
Police ask anyone who sees Jenessa or knows where she may be to call Comox Valley RCMP at 250-338-1321. Anonymous reports can be made through Comox Valley Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or comoxvalleycrimestoppers.bc.ca.