14-year-old missing from Port Coquitlam found dead in Vancouver

Noelle (Elli) O’Soup was found dead in an apartment building on Heatley Avenue and Hastings Street in the Downtown Eastside on May 1.

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A 14-year-old from Port Coquitlam who has been missing for over a year has been confirmed dead.

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The Port Coquitlam RCMP said the search for indigenous teenager Noelle (Elli) O’Soup came to a tragic end after she was found dead in Vancouver.

Vancouver Police confirmed that O’Soup was one of two people found dead in a room at the Heatley Block, an apartment building at Heatley Avenue and Hastings Street, on May 1.

The cause of death is not yet known, police said.

The identity of the second person in the apartment has not been released.

A third person – a man in his 40s – died in the same apartment. His body was discovered on February 23. It is unknown if there is any connection between the three people or the deaths.

O’Soup left his home in Port Coquitlam without permission on May 12, 2021 at around 6:30pm

At the time, police said O’Soup was known to frequent the Vancouver area and may be evading a welfare check.

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In January, police released a photo of an unidentified woman to determine if she was linked to the O’Soup investigation.

The woman had short black hair and was wearing a BC Ferries jacket and Bee-Clean reflective vest, dark pants and shoes.

In May, the RCMP renewed a request for help finding O’Soup.

At a press conference, Coquitlam RCMP spokeswoman Cpl. Paige Kuz made a direct appeal to O’Soup, saying, “Elli, your loved ones and the police are concerned about you and are steadfast in confirming your safety and well-being.

“You’re not in trouble, we need to make sure you’re okay.”

Vancouver Police are investigating the circumstances of O’Soup’s death.


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