Bali family outlines one-year anniversary of Mekayla’s disappearance – Regina Leader

It’s been a year from ruin for Paula Bali, though as she noted a initial anniversary of her daughter Mekayla’s disappearance, she pronounced she’s dynamic not to let a spotlight blur from her “quiet, homebody child who usually passed one day.”

“It was a formidable anniversary,” she said. “At initial we usually wanted to distortion during home and cry. It sounds terrible though if we don’t pull a bulletin for my daughter to be found, who will? No one will.”

Mekayla, 17, was final seen on Apr 12, 2016 during a Yorkton train repository during 1:45 p.m. Since afterwards she has left no digital or personal footprint, effectively descending off a face of a earth.

To date a hunt has enclosed Alberta, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, B.C. and even a U.S., focusing on cities like Regina, Prince Albert, Calgary and, many intensely, Vancouver.

On Wednesday during RCMP “F” Division Headquarters, a Bali family incited out in numbers to re-appeal to anyone who competence have any information on Mekayla to come forward.


Mekayla Bali

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RCMP Superintendent Jennifer Ebert of “F” Division South District pronounced military have no reason to trust she has come to harm, though pronounced it’s intensely concerning that no snippet has been found of a teen.

“We have not been means to pierce a certain marker or acknowledgment of where Mekyala was, past that 1.45 timeline during a Yorkton train station,” she said, adding that nonetheless a force had perceived over 200 open tips, any had so distant been a passed end.

“It’s been an agonizing year for this family,” Ebert said. “Two-hundred tips is good (but) we usually need one. We need a right one that’s going to lead us to Mekayla.”

“It has been a saddest year of my life,” Mekayla’s younger hermit Joshua told a fabricated cameras. “My life has altered so much. we skip Mekayla and cry for her each night.”

RCMP steady Wednesday that they have no reason to trust Mekayla has left Saskatchewan, though Paula has followed a tips as they have come in.

This has enclosed creation 3 trips to Vancouver, where she visited some of a city’s many deprived areas, in box her daughter had depressed chase to drug use.

“Definitely B.C. has been a bulk of a tips,” Paula pronounced forward of a press conference. “There have been many over a length of time. That’s where a bulk have come from.”

Aided by a munificence of a internal community, a family has lifted a $25,000 reward. Paula frequently mentions a word “trafficking” and pronounced she hopes that if Mekayla has indeed come to critical harm, a prerogative competence awaken someone who would be differently fearful to get involved, to pronounce up.

“There is a probability someone has her opposite her will in their basement,” she pronounced in a impersonal way.

There have been a series of sightings, too, including one of a lady strikingly identical to Mekayla on a Vancouver SkyTrain, nonetheless Paula feels certain this isn’t her daughter. RCMP pronounced Wednesday they have been incompetent to endorse a effect of any sighting.

Authorities formerly expelled an artist’s sense of a tattooed male described as a chairman of interest. He was seen during a Yorkton depot when Mekayla passed and is described as aged 40 to 50, 5-foot-10 to 6-foot-2 tall, with a splay build, dim hair and wearing a dim navy vest jacket. RCMP pronounced they have done no swell on a man’s identity.


An artist’s sense of a tattoo of a male whom RCMP have described as a chairman of seductiveness in a Mekayla Bali disappearance.

Mekayla is 5-foot-2, weighing some 114 pounds, and has blonde hair and blue eyes. She wears her hair in opposite styles, infrequently changing a colour. She competence also go by a name Mekayla Niebergall.

In a terrible year, Paula pronounced there have still been “life-changing,” certain moments; she laughed about creation Facebook friends with one Mekayla lookalike in downtown Vancouver who has been forced to lift print ID with her wherever she goes, to infer she isn’t a blank girl.

“In some ways it doesn’t seem like a year,” Paula said. “It’s still there. It’s like trauma. It’s very, really formidable to get over that greeting of your child being missing. we don’t consider anything in life prepares we for this.”

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