Nanaimo RCMP have recovered a body believed to be that of missing teen Makayla Chang and are now treating the case as a homicide.
The 16-year-old was reported missing March 22. She was last seen March 17 in Nanaimo.
Police say they do not believe the public is at risk.
According a statement released by the RCMP, the homicide investigation is being led by the Nanaimo Serious Crime Unit.
"This remains a priority investigation with dedicated resources tasked with determining the circumstances surrounding the disappearance and murder of Chang," read the statement.
Chang was a student at John Barsby Secondary School.