Fort Smith 12-year-old reported missing has been found

A 12-year-old girl reported missing in the Northwest Territories community of Fort Smith has now been found.

On Sunday afternoon, police issued a news release asking the public to help locate Jennel Emile, who was said at the time to have been last seen by her family on the afternoon of Friday, August 10, at around 3pm.

Just before 9pm on Sunday, RCMP released an update confirming Jennel had been found.


“Please be advised that the missing youth has been located,” read an updated statement issued by Sgt Jesse Gilbert of the Fort Smith detachment.

Gilbert said social services notified the RCMP Jennel had been found inside a residence. Though the police statement did not expressly confirm Jennel’s condition, there was no suggestion of any wrongdoing or danger.