April 29th, 2016
For Immediate Release
The family of 16-year-old Mekayla Bali is in a desperate search for their daughter. Mekayla has not been seen or heard from since the morning of April 12th, 2016. Mekayla was reported missing to police that afternoon after she did not return home from school.
“It has now been over two weeks since we’ve heard anything from our daughter,” says Mekayla’s mom, Paula. “We are incredibly worried. It is unusual and very out of character for Mekayla not to come home and we cannot think of a reason why she has not tried to get in touch.”
Mekayla is a grade 11 student at Sacred Heart High School in Yorkton, Saskatchewan. She is a quiet homebody who loves her family. She plays violin and piano, and is in drama and speech arts. She has won awards for acting, and violin.
Mekayla’s family has been working with the Yorkton RCMP to search for the missing teen and are pleading with the public to help in the search, to share any piece of information, no matter how small, as it could be a critical piece to HELP bring Mekayla home.
What you can do:
Message from mom:
Mekayla, honey, we love you and we want to know you are safe. Your mommy, siblings, grandma, and aunty miss you very much. You are not in trouble, please call us to let us know that you are safe, we are worried about you. We love you to the moon and back and that will never change. Please, please, please contact us ASAP. We love you.
All media inquiries can be directed to:
Communications, Canadian Centre for Child Protection
About the Canadian Centre for Child Protection: The Canadian Centre for Child Protection is a national charity dedicated to the personal safety and protection of children. Our goal is to reduce the sexual abuse and exploitation of children, assist in the location of missing children and to prevent child victimization.
About the Child Safety Family Advocacy Division and MissingKids.ca: MissingKids.ca is part of the Canadian Centre’s Child Safety and Family Advocacy Division (CSFAD). CSFAD provides support to Canadian families whose children are missing, have been recovered, or have been sexually abused and exploited. CSFAD also works with families, law enforcement and child welfare agencies to help prevent and respond to situations where a child is at risk of going missing or being sexually exploited.