No updates as RCMP conduct search for missing teen

RCMP say they have no updates as they continue to search for a teenage girl who disappeared more than one year ago.

Mekayla Bali was 16-years-old when she was last seen at a bus depot in Yorkton on April 12, 2016 at 1:45 p.m.

On Tuesday, RCMP began searching a treed area near Yorkton’s Sacred Heart High School. According to an RCMP media release, the location is near the area Bali was last seen before she disappeared.

The RCMP expect the search to be completed by the end of Wednesday, and ask residents to respect the boundaries of the search area.

Bali, who also goes by the name Mekayla Niebergall, is described as Caucasian, with blond hair and blue eyes. The RCMP say she is known to change her hair colour and hair style. She sometimes wears dark rimmed glasses and a teal or mint-coloured infinity scarf. At the time of her disappearance, she was listed as five-foot two-inches and 114 pounds.

Anyone with information about Bali’s disappearance is asked to call their local RCMP detachment, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.