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A teenager in Port Coquitram, found dead in Vancouver, was missing for a year

Noelle (Elli) O'Soup died on May 1st in an apartment building on Heatley Avenue and Hastings Street on the Downtown East Side.

Noelle "Elli" O'Soup, 14, left her Port Coquitlam home on May 12, 2021.
Noelle "Elli" O'Soup, 14 years old, 2021 5 I left Port Coquitram's house on the 12th of March. Photo by Coquitlam RCMP

Saskathuwan No. 1 where a missing teenager died on the east side of downtown Vancouver Insufficient police investigations of a country's members say it is evidence of systematic racial discrimination against indigenous peoples.

Noelle “Elli” O'Soup, 14, is one of the two who found their bodies in a room in their apartment on May 1st. Was identified as one of the. According to Vancouver police, Heatley Avenue on Hastings Street.

"Earlier this week, VPD received confirmation from B.C. Coroners Service that Noel is one of the two found on May 1st." Said Const, a spokeswoman. Tania Visintin by email. "Until then, her identity was unknown because we were waiting for identification from BC. Coroners Service."

The cause of death was unknown. , The names of others have not been revealed. 

"I met Noel's family personally yesterday (Thursday) and will continue to provide support and information to them as the investigation continues," Visintin said. Said.

O'Soup has been missing since leaving her home in her Port Coquitram "without permission" on May 12, 2021. was. Time to seek the help of the general public to find her, including her photo.

Police said she was known to frequently enter and leave the Vancouver area and may have avoided her medical examination.

The Coquitlam RCMP responsible for the missing person file invited KeyFirst Nation's Chief Clinton Key as part of the task force.

"Did you do enough (to find Elli)? I'm not going to judge, but the judiciary and police are our people, especially us. I don't think we're doing anything important to change the way we deal with women, "key said.

"I'm very sad. This fits perfectly with the systematic racial discrimination seen in how these cases are handled.

"I'm not impressed with how (disappearance) was handled."

Newly elected KeyFirst Nation Councilor Solomon Reece said that if O'Soup was a white upper middle class girl from West Vancouver (missing), all resources were deployed to find her, but she took care of her. Was another indigenous youth. ”

The band posted a $ 10,000 reward for information that helped police find her, and Reese Said that the state should have exceeded it to a more meaningful level of $ 100,000.

Reece and Key are fair to investigate how the missing person case is managed and the indigenous youth are overvalued in Foster Care. I am looking for a third party.

O’Soup's second cousin, Reece, wasn't sure the girl was taking care of her when she disappeared.

Due to confidentiality concerns, the Ministry of Child and Family Development cannot comment on the incident or even confirm that it relates to children, young people, or families, a spokesperson for the ministry said. Said in an email.

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