Yellowknife RCMP locate missing teen boy

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RCMP in Yellowknife have located a missing 17-year-old boy.

Spencer Lockhart had been reported missing on Sunday evening after leaving Stanton Territorial Hospital.

As is their policy, RCMP have not said where he was located nor when.

They stated in a news release just before 5:00 p.m. Tuesday that he had been found.

CKLB had informed police earlier in the day that we had received credible information that he had been located but police insisted he was still considered missing.

“RCMP were in contact with the family.   In any missing persons case, the person remains missing until the RCMP are able to positively identify the person first hand,” stated civilian RCMP spokesperson Marie York-Condon. “This allows police to confirm identity and the status of the person (safe, requires further assistance, etc.). Once this has been completed, RCMP can then advise media and public that the person has been located.”




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John McFadden
John has been in the broadcast journalism industry since the 1980s. He has been a reporter in Yellowknife since 2012 and joined CKLB in January of 2018. John covers the crime and court beat as well as reporting on other areas including politics, business, entertainment and sports. He won seven national community newspaper awards while he was a journalist with Northern News Services Limited (NNSL). John worked in Ontario before coming North including stints as a TV sportscaster in Peterborough and senior news writer for CBC and CTV in downtown Toronto.