Police release pictures of man believed to be with missing Nanaimo teen
Mounties have released photos of a man who may be with a 16-year-old girl from Nanaimo who went missing more than a week ago.
Makayla Chang, who also goes by the names of Kayla and Finn, was last seen in the Harbour City on March 17.
Police say she might be with 53-year-old Steven Michael Bacon.
According to officials, Chang and Bacon know each other and may have travelled to the Lower Mainland.
"They have dropped off the radar. The family is very concerned for Makayla," Nanaimo RCMP Const. Gary O'Brien said. "We're getting lots of tips coming in, but to date we haven't had a chance to put eyes on her and talk to her and find out what happened."
Chang is described as 5’1”, 110 pounds, with light skin and short dyed red hair. She wears glasses and has piercings in her lip and above her upper lip. The teen also wears wigs and may dress as a male at times, officials say.
Bacon is 5’10”, 209 pounds, has a short white buzz cut, thick white goatee, a teardrop tattoo under his left eye and a tattoo on the back of his right hand.
Anyone with information is asked to contact 250-754-2345 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.