Family and friends scouring streets for missing teens
Friends and family of two missing teenagers from the Maniwaki area have banded together with the native community in Ottawa to search the streets of the city for any sign of the missing girls.
Sixteen-year-old Maisy Odjick and her best friend 17-year-old Shannon Alexander went missing from their native community of Kitigan Zibi in Quebec, 150 kms north of Ottawa, on Sept. 5, 2008.
So far, police, family and friends have no clues, saying only that they do not believe the girls ran away. Odjick and Alexander left behind wallets and clothes on the day of their disappearance.
"As the days go on, it becomes even more critical so we need to hear from people," said Chief Gilbert Whiteduck of the Kitigan Zibi reserve, earlier this week. "Please, for the family, for the community, come and help us make this a happy story at the end."
"I just want anybody with any information, anything you might find trivial. Just please call in," said Maisy's mother Laurie Odjick. "I just want my daughter home or to hear her voice again."
There have been several reported sightings in the Vanier area of Ottawa, prompting searches for the girls on the streets of the city. Family members have also launched a website aimed at getting the word out about the missing girls. So far, they have raised more than $6,000 towards a reward for information that may help locate the teens.
Maisy Odjick is six feet tall, weighs 125 lbs., with brown hair and brown eyes. She has three facial piercings: two on her bottom lip and one in her nostril.
Shannon Alexander is five feet nine inches tall and weighs 145 lbs. She has pierced ears and acne scars on her face.