British Columbia

Family, police ask for public's help locating missing Chilliwack mother

Shaelene Keeler Bell, 23, was last seen on Jan. 30 in the 9300-block of Edward Street.

Shaelene Keeler Bell's vehicle was found Monday morning

Shaelene Keeler Bell, a mother of two young boys, was last seen on Jan. 30, 2021. (UFVRCMP handout photo)

Police and the family of Shaelene Keeler Bell of Chilliwack, B.C., are asking for the public's help finding the missing woman.

The 23-year-old mother of two was last seen on Jan. 30 in the 9300-block of Edward Street.

"Police and family are concerned for Shaelene's well-being," said Cpl. Mike Rail, spokesperson for the Upper Fraser Valley RCMP.

Alina Durham last spoke to her daughter on Saturday, the day she disappeared.

"She's beautiful inside and out. She's caring. She's loving. A devoted, devoted mother," said Durham about her daughter who is the mother of two young boys.

"This is extremely out of character for her to leave her two children for such a long period of time."

Police have linked a grey 2021 Hyundai Tucson with B.C. licence plate CR9 75V to Keeler Bell.

Durham's family confirmed the vehicle belonged to her. It was found, the family says, on Ballam Road  Monday morning at the entrance to the Peg Leg Bar.

Her phone and other belongings were found in the vehicle, according to the family.

Keeler Bell is described as:

  • White female.
  • Five feet two inches tall.
  • 95 pounds.
  • Bleached blond hair and brown eyes.

Helicopter, divers search

Durham says helicopter are now searching the area while divers have been brought in to scour the nearby river. Searchers have had to wait until today, she says, due to weather.

Friends and family are also doing what they can to help locate Keeler Bell.

Durham says she has printed off 600 missing posters Wednesday afternoon for loved ones to post around Chilliwack.

Chilliwack RCMP are urging anyone with information to contact police at 604-792-4611, or anonymously at Crime Stoppers, 1-800-222-8477.