A Winnipeg teen, who went missing on Monday on her first day of school in Canada has been safely located, police say.
Bethlehem Zeleke Eliso, who recently immigrated to Canada from Ethiopia, was found unharmed this afternoon.
No other details were given about her whereabouts for more than 24 hours.
Police had asked Elmwood area residents and businesses to check outdoor storage sheds, garages, vehicles, behind buildings and along any fence lines and treed areas for a teen who might have been seeking shelter from the cold.
After waiting 12 years to reunite with his family who arrived in Winnipeg right before Christmas, her father Zeleke Tuloro said, earlier today, the family was searching for his teenage daughter who went missing on her way home from her first morning of classes.
“I think she went to go home and she missed the way,” Tuloro said. Bethelihem was last seen on Monday around 11:45 a.m. in the Elmwood area. He said she was last seen leaving Elmwood High School.
She was last seen wearing a predominantly red jacket with some black, pink pants, multi-coloured toque, black boots, and pink gloves.
Tuloro, who was a teacher in Ethiopia until he fled for his life in 2002, was joined by his wife Zenebach and three children on Dec. 11 – Nathanael, 15, Bethelihem, 17, and Kalkidan, 22.