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RCMP say missing Port Coquitlam teen may be getting help avoiding well-being check

Noelle "Elli" O'soup remains missing since May 12, 2021
Noelle Elli Osoup - Coquitlam RCMP May 19, 2021
Noelle 'Elli' O'soup left home without permission on May 12, 2021, and hasn't been seen since.

It's now been more than a month since a 13-year-old was reported missing from Port Coquitlam.

Since the last known sighting, multiple efforts to find Noelle O'soup have come up short according to Coquitlam RCMP in continuing to ask the public for help.

Also known as "Elli," they left home without permission at 6:30 p.m. on May 12. 

Police believe O'soup may not want to have their well-being checked, making them a high-risk missing person, and may also be getting help from others.

"It is possible that O’soup may be avoiding contact with police or that people may be assisting O’soup without knowing that police are actively looking for [them]," explains spokesperson Const. Deanna Law to Tri-City News.

"The message we would like to get to O’soup is to, 'Please contact the Coquitlam RCMP so that we can confirm your well-being in person.' Or to make contact with any police officer so that the well-being of O’soup can be confirmed."

Law adds any potential sightings of O'soup are being thoroughly investigated.

Mounties say the teen is known to frequent Vancouver, but at this point, could be anywhere in the Lower Mainland.

RCMP's original release described O'soup as:

  • Indigenous
  • 5'6"
  • 200 pounds
  • Short black hair
  • Last seen wearing...
    • Black hoodie with "LOVE" in white letters on the front
    • Dark blue jeans
    • Black shoes

Law says it's also possible that "Elli" may have changed their original image to avoid being recognized in public.

Anyone with more information on O'soup or her whereabouts is asked to call Coquitlam RCMP at 604-945-1550 and quote file number 2021-12404.