Miss­ing Nanaimo teen’s body found

The Province - - NEWS - — Pa­trick John­ston

Nanaimo RCMP say they’ve found the body of miss­ing Nanaimo teen Makayla Chang and be­lieve she was mur­dered.

Chang was last seen in Nanaimo on March 17. She was re­ported miss­ing by her fam­ily on March 22.

Po­lice are now in­ves­ti­gat­ing Chang’s death as a homi­cide.

In early April, po­lice lo­cated Steven Ba­con, the 53-year-old man be­lieved to have been with 16-yearold Chang when she dis­ap­peared.

Her grand­mother told CTV News that Chang spent time with Ba­con on and off but that she warned her against ac­cept­ing gifts from him.

Mean­while, the po­lice searched Ba­con’s Nanaimo home, a base­ment suite, more than once.

Ac­cord­ing to the Vic­to­ria Times Colonist, in the days fol­low­ing her dis­ap­pear­ance, po­lice re­ceived hun­dreds of tips.

Po­lice said Chang’s fam­ily “is ask­ing for pri­vacy dur­ing this dif­fi­cult time.”

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