Saskatchewan

Mekayla Bali's mother hangs posters in Vancouver after tip missing Sask. teen may be there

The mother of Mekayla Bali is back in Saskatchewan after going to Vancouver to set up a poster campaign to find the Yorkton teen.

Paula Bali followed tip that daughter Mekayla might be in B.C.

RCMP have been looking for Mekayla Bali for almost six months. She was last seen April 12. (RCMP)

The mother of Mekayla Bali is back in Saskatchewan after going to Vancouver to set up a poster campaign to find the Yorkton teen.

Paula Bali's 17-year-old daughter was last seen six months ago.

Police say she was last seen at a Yorkton bus depot where she ate lunch but did not board a bus.

Paula Bali, mother of missing Yorkton teen Mekayla Bali, says she believes her daughter is still alive.

Her mother headed to Vancouver for five days after RCMP received tips that Mekayla was there.

Bali said she believes her daughter is alive.

"As a mom I feel like ... I don't feel like she's gone," she said.

"I feel that she might not be safe and whatever's happened to her is not a good situation, but I haven't given up hope that she's alive."

Bali said her daughter's disappearance is baffling. She was a homebody who didn't have any substance abuse issues or mental illness, she said.

The family is offering a $25,000 reward for information that could help police locate Mekayla. That is in addition to a $2,000 reward being offered by Crimestoppers.