RCMP continue to dig through tips a year after now 17-year-old Mekayla Bali disappeared, some as recent as Wednesday morning.
Bali was last seen one year ago at the Yorkton bus depot, with RCMP Superintendent Jennifer Ebert saying that is where the young woman’s digital footprint ends.
Ebert said there tips from the public have made this an international investigation.
“Today alone we’ve received a couple of tips, and the day before yesterday we received another one, and we follow those up. We follow them across Canada, we follow them into the U.S. However with each one that we follow we come to a dead end and can’t confirm anything about Mekayla,” Ebert said on Wednesday.
Mekayla is 5-foot-2, weighing about 115 pounds with blonde hair and blue eyes.
She may also go by the name Mekayla Niebergall.
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Her family also spoke Wednesday in Regina.
Paula Bali, Mekayla’s mother, said her feelings and emotions have not changed since the day of her disappearance.
“It seems impossible to believe that one year has passed with no indication of Mekayla’s where-abouts, it is simply as incredible as her disappearance itself. Reaction of fear, disbelief and shock still catches me in the throat, weakens the knees and a sense of absolute panic and fear still has not subsided,” Bali told reporters on Wednesday.
“It has been the saddest year of my life,” Mekayla’s brother Josh said Wednesday. “My life has changed so much, I miss Mekayla,” he said.
RCMP have received more than 200 tips since Bali disappeared last spring.