Investigation into murder of 14-year-old Native girl

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police have launched an investigation into the murder of a 14-year-old Native girl in British Columbia.

Aielah Katherina Saric had been missing for more than a week and was last seen near a bar in Prince George. Her body was found on a highway on the outskirts of the city last Friday.

Highway 16, running between Prince George and Prince Rupert, is known as the "Highway of Tears." Nine women -- at least five of them Native -- have gone missing or have been found dead along the highway in the last 15 years.

A 24-year-old Native woman, Crystal Lee Okimaw, has also gone missing. She was last seen at a women�s shelter in Prince George, a city in northern B.C. located near several First Nation reserves.

Get the Story:
14-year-old girl murdered (CBC 2/15)
Police ID remains as missing Prince George girl (CTV 2/15)
Mark Hume: 'Highway of tears' autopsy awaited (The Globe and Mail 2/15)

Relevant Links:
Native Women's Association of Canada -
Native Women Missing in Canada -

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