Missing 14-year-old Port Coquitlam teen found dead in Vancouver

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

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A 14-year-old Port Coquitlam teenager who has been missing for more than a year has died.

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

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

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 not known if there is a connection between the three people or the dead.

O’Soup left her Port Coquitlam without permission on May 12, 2021 around 6:30 PM

At the time, police said O’Soup was known for frequenting the Vancouver area and possibly avoiding a health check.

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

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

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

In 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 to confirm your safety and well-being.

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

Vancouver Police Department investigates the circumstances of O’Soup’s death.


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