Nova Scotia

Police find evidence, but still haven't located missing Cape Breton teen

Police say they have found evidence of a missing Cape Breton teen, but the missing 14-year-old has not yet been found.

Police find campsite, green ATV in Canoe Lake area

The RCMP logo is seen outside Royal Canadian Mounted Police "E" Division Headquarters, in Surrey, B.C., on April 13, 2018. (Darryl Dyck/Canadian Press)

Police say they have found evidence of a missing Cape Breton teen, but the 14-year-old has not been found.

On Friday, Nova Scotia RCMP sent out a release saying that a campsite and green ATV had been located near the Canoe Lake area.

RCMP and Cape Breton Regional Police have ground searches underway and aerial surveillance in the area to try to find the teen and 47-year-old Darcy Doyle.

She was last seen Aug. 13 in Eskasoni. 

The RCMP sent out an emergency alert to residents in the area on Thursday.

Pair may be on foot, police say

Police say the Canoe Lake area, where they have been since Thursday morning, is dense and heavily wooded, with multiple ATV and walking trails.

RCMP say evidence they have found suggests the teen and Doyle were still in the area yesterday afternoon, however, it is now possible they have left the area.

They are believed to be on foot.

Police describe the girl as an Indigenous teen who is five-foot-one and 100 pounds. She has brown hair, brown eyes and a rose tattoo on her left forearm. She may also be wearing eyeglasses.

She is believed to be with Doyle, who is from Mira Gut. Police say he is six-feet tall, 190 pounds, with long black hair, brown eyes and a full beard and moustache.

We'koqma'q band councillor Steven Googoo said Doyle was the girl's stepfather at one time.

The band council is offering a $5,000 reward for information that helps find the teen.

Anyone with tips, possible sightings or information on her whereabouts is asked to contact Eskasoni RCMP at 902-379-2822.

People wishing to remain anonymous can call Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit a tip online at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca.

Editor's Note: CBC News has updated this story to remove the missing girl's name and photo now that the search for her has ended.

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