Hope still lives on

It has been 11 years since Sooke teen Jesokah Adkens went missing

  • Sep. 26, 2012 12:00 p.m.

Jesokah Adkens has been missing for 11 years.

Today marks the 11th anniversary of the disappearance of Sooke teenager Jesokah Adkens.

Although Adkens disappeared without a word over 10 years ago, hope still lives on, with a memorial site being replenished with flowers and sentimental mementoes periodically.

The unanswered questions and search for the Adkens continues until this day, with her case still listed as “active” on the Missing Children Society of Canada website.

Adkens, who was 17 at the time, was last seen at a bus stop on the 6000-block of Sooke Rd at 9 p.m on Sept. 26, 2001. She did not step on the bus and has not been seen since.

She was wearing a black bomber-style jacket, blue jeans, black runners and a “Doors” t-shirt.

She is 5’5” tall, 110 lbs. and has long straight blonde hair.

The case went cold, despite a police search conducted under the Sooke River Bridge at the Diversion D and psychic consultations.

The Edward Milne community school student was living with a friend at the time, had a good relationship with her parents, had a boyfriend and owned a dog.

According to the Missing Children Society of Canada website, there were 46,718 reports of missing children in Canada by the RCMP.

In 2009, an RCMP report states there were a total of 10,348 children reported missing in B.C.

If you have any information on the disappearance of Adkens, call the local RCMP detachment at 250-642-5241 or the Missing Children Society of Canada at 1-800-661-6160.

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