Paula Bali remembers mornings with her daughter well. Paula and Mekayla, 16, would get prepared together before Mekayla’s maternal grandmother gathering them both to propagandize and work.
The morning of Apr 12, 2016 was no opposite for a mom and daughter.
“We were in a lavatory putting on a makeup, listening to tunes, articulate about a day. Nothing stands out as opposite from that day,” Paula told Dateline.
Mekayla’s grandmother forsaken Paula off during work first. Around 8:20 a.m., she forsaken Mekayla off during Sacred Heart High School in Yorkton, Saskatchewan, Canada.
When Mekayla’s grandmother went to propagandize to collect her adult that afternoon, Mekayla wasn’t watchful for her. So her grandmother went inside to see if Mekayla was there, though teachers and peers pronounced they had not seen her for many of a day. Her grandmother afterwards gathering to Paula’s bureau and told her Mekayla was blank from school.
“[Mekayla] had song lessons after school. She had a show entrance up, and she had been practicing a night before,” Paula told Dateline. She suspicion Mekayla competence have left to song category early, so she went to check there. But Mekayla was nowhere to be found.
Paula reported Mekayla blank to a Yorkton RCMP that night.
Paula would after learn that, only 10 mins after being forsaken off during propagandize in a morning, Mekayla had left campus and walked to a guaranty shop.
According to Paula, Mekayla did not guaranty any equipment that day, and zero was blank from their home: Mekayla’s makeup, phone charger, medicine and a family’s puncture income were all there.
Police performed confidence footage that showed that after withdrawal a guaranty shop, Mekayla’s subsequent stop was T.D. Bank, where she withdrew a tiny volume of income her mom believes was for her lunch.
Mekayla’s third famous stop was during a Tim Hortons café and bakery. She walked there during 9:00 a.m., and bought a coffee.
Corporal Rob Ruetz with a Historical Case Unit of a Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) reliable that military trust Mekayla visited a few businesses in a area, including Tim Hortons, formed on confidence footage and declare statements.
After looking during a confidence footage, Paula says she knew something was wrong.
“This is positively surprising function for her. [She] wasn’t a category skipper,” Paula told Dateline. “It seemed like she was watchful for someone.”
Security footage shows that Mekayla did not accommodate anyone during Tim Hortons. Rather, she looked around a parking lot and returned to school.
But she didn’t stay on a propagandize drift for long.
Paula says that dual of Mekayla’s friends would after tell her Mekayla texted them saying, “I need help.” That content was followed shortly by another, reading, “Don’t worry, we figured it out.” The friends pronounced they approaching to see her as common during lunch in a cafeteria, though confidence footage shows Mekayla had already left propagandize drift by then.
While Corporal Ruetz pronounced military do have footage of Mekayla from a propagandize to endorse she was there, and was regulating her phone, he pronounced he could not endorse either she had been texting her friends.
Mekayla afterwards walked roughly a mile to a Trail Stop Restaurant, that was connected to a train station. She arrived around 12 p.m., bought poutine for lunch and ate it there, according to a statement from a RCMP. Corporal Ruetz pronounced there were no confidence cameras in a train hire or a restaurant, though that witnesses placed Mekayla there until 1:45 p.m., during that time they contend she left a restaurant.
Mekayla’s mom Paula told Dateline her daughter did not buy a train ticket. And she has not been seen or listened from since.
“We’ve followed adult on hundreds of tips, and are posterior leads in a investigation,” Corporal Ruetz told Dateline. He pronounced he could not endorse if there are suspects in a case, though did contend that a RCMP hopes to brand a masculine chairman of interest. That male was seen during a Trail Stop Restaurant during a same time as Mekayla and has a vast tattoo of a cranky on his forearm.
Corporal Ruetz says a hunt has been comprised of many interviews, belligerent searches and research of Mekayla’s amicable media presence. “We’re still looking for a final information that can lead us to her,” he told Dateline.
Mekayla’s father, Rick Breit, told Dateline he was not concerned in his daughter’s life. He says he was contacted by military 5 days after she went missing, and began to hunt for her on his own. He says he hopes Mekayla is safe, and he wants to tell her he is “sorry for all a mislaid time.”
There is a $25,000 (Canadian) prerogative for a protected lapse of Mekayla. On Saturday, dual years and dual days after Mekayla vanished, her family and friends hosted a advantage to boost a prerogative income in her case.
“Every day we have a wish that somebody’s gonna find Mekayla,” her mom told Dateline. “You don’t wish to feel like you’re usurpation that she’s not going to be behind .”
Mekayla Bali would be 18 years aged today. She is 5’2” with blue eyes and ash-blonde hair. If we have any information about Mekayla’s whereabouts, greatfully hit a Royal Canadian Mounted Police tip line during (639) 625-4100 .