Victoria police say a missing Victoria teen Lia Barker may be with wanted man Lionel Sewap in Greater Victoria or the Lower Mainland. (Courtesy VicPD)

Missing Victoria teen may be with wanted man, police say

Lia Baker, 16, last seen in Victoria Sept. 21

UPDATE: This story has been edited to reflect that the 16-year-old has been found.

READ MORE: Missing teen of three weeks has been located safe.

Police say a Victoria teenager who has been missing for a month may be with a wanted man in the region or Lower Mainland.

VicPD first issued a missing person alert for the 16-year-old teen on Oct. 14, three weeks after she was last reported seen in Victoria.

On Oct. 21 police released new information, saying she may have been with a wanted man named Lionel Sewap. Sewap is wanted on multiple unendorsed warrants, including weapons possession, obstructing a police officer, disobeying a court order and failing to comply with a probation order.

He is described as a 34-year-old Indigenous man with shoulder-length black hair and brown eyes. He is six feet tall and weighs approximately 190 pounds.

Police believed the two may have travelled to the Lower Mainland.


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