The girl that spurred ground searches and police investigations across the West Kootenay has been located.
Morgan Durocher, 14, of Nelson has been located in a north Okanagan community, after police successfully followed up several leads.
The girl—reported missing 11 days ago before “voluntarily” leaving her Warfield foster July 30—was found Thursday morning by Enderby RCMP.
“She did not turn herself in. Morgan Durocher was located, unharmed, with her boyfriend in Enderby,” confirmed Trail RCMP detachment Sgt. Rob Hawton.
With Durocher having a history of running away, Hawton could not speculate on how she would be dealt with as a future risk to run, or where she would be returned.
Because she was a young person and had now been found, he was not at liberty to disclose any details.
On Tuesday police found some of Durchoer’s “personal items” near the stairwell behind Cominco Arena, and had a canine unit out in the area Tuesday afternoon to follow the lead.
On Wednesday police called in 10 members of the South Columbia Search and Rescue and two Rossland Search and Rescue members to comb the hillside between the arena and Teck Trail Operations.
The members used a closed grid search of the hill as part of their search in the area near where the evidence was found.