“Missing” Yellowknife teenager turns up in Edmonton Journal

Saidee Gosselin
Police supplied this image of Saidee Gosselin.
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A missing Yellowknife girl has turned up in an Edmonton newspaper.

On March 2, Yellowknife RCMP announced that 14-year-old Saidee Gosselin was reported missing by her family.

At the time, the teen hadn’t been seen since February 27. Her family had suspicions she may have travelled to Edmonton.

Shortly after she was reported missing, Saidee reached out to Yellowknife RCMP and Moose FM to confirm that she was in fact in Edmonton and that she wasn’t missing.

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But until she makes contact with police in Edmonton, RCMP in Yellowknife say they will continue to investigate.

Now, two weeks after Saidee was last seen in Yellowknife, the teen has appeared in an article in the Edmonton Journal.

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The piece, which focuses on at-risk youth in the community, features a video interview with Saidee talking about how complimentary bus passes have helped her navigate the city.

The Wednesday article says the teen is “living on her own” and working at McDonalds. It also states that Saidee is 15 years old while police in Yellowknife maintain that she’s 14.

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While it’s not clear when the interview was filmed, Moose FM has learned that the Edmonton Journal never knew the teen was reported missing.

Here in Yellowknife, police say they are aware of the article and have turned it over to investigators.

Yellowknife RCMP say they cannot close their investigation until Saidee turns herself into police in Edmonton.

A spokesperson with the Yellowknife detachment says Edmonton police have tried to locate the teen but have been unsuccessful in their attempts so far.

Saidee’s current living conditions and her exact reason for leaving Yellowknife remain unclear at this time.

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