Coquitlam RCMP have confirmed a 21 year-old woman who went missing on Jan. 13 has been found safe.
The woman's family, friends, and community members have also confirmed via posts on social media that she was located alive in Victoria, B.C., on Jan. 25
Police did not issue a missing-persons alert when the woman's disappearance was first reported, upsetting advocates pleading for her safety.
RCMP say they received a report on Jan. 13, and the case remained a priority. A news release is issued if investigators deem it beneficial to the investigation, RCMP said.
A number of factors are considered when issuing a media release for a missing person, police said.