Nanaimo RCMP hope the public can help them find a 16-year-old who has been missing since Sunday. (Photo submitted)

UPDATE: 16-year-old Nanaimo boy located safe

Teen had been reported missing last week and it was thought he may have left town

  • Apr. 13, 2021 12:00 a.m.

UPDATE: The 16-year-old who had been reported missing has been located and is “safe and sound,” say RCMP.

PREVIOUSLY POSTED: Nanaimo RCMP are asking for the public’s help to locate a 16-year-old who has been missing since Sunday.

Damien Renz was reported missing to the Nanaimo RCMP the same day he left his residence. His care providers told investigators Renz left home in the company of two unknown girls or women and has not been seen nor heard from since.

Renz is an Indigenous youth, 6-foot-3, 160 pounds and was last seen wearing a dark-coloured hoodie, grey sweatpants and white runners.

Investigators believe that Renz may have travelled to Port Alberni.

Anyone with information on Renz’s whereabouts is asked to call the Nanaimo RCMP non-emergency line at 250-754-2345 and quote file No. 2021-12847.

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