BC RCMP reissues public plea for help on National Missing Children’s Day

Sooke, B.C.

2017-05-25 09:00 PDT

File # VIIMCU 2001-924

The BC RCMP is profiling a historical file of a missing teen on May 25th for National Missing Children’s Day, in the hopes that increased public attention may prompt new tips.

It has been nearly 16 years since Jesokah Adkens disappeared in Sooke, BC and investigators are once again seeking the public’s assistance in solving this 2001 case.

What we know:

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Name: Jesokah Adkens
Location: Sooke, British Columbia
Details: On September 26th, 2001 at approximately 9:30 pm, Jesokah ADKENS was seen in the area of Saseenos Elementary School in Sooke, BC. She was believed to be on her way home to feed her dog but never arrived. Jesokah was never seen again.

Jesokah is described as blonde with blue eyes, 165 cm (5’5) and about 50 kg (110 pounds). She was last seen wearing a light blue sweater, a dark blue cotton hoody style sweater, dark blue jeans and running shoes.

At the time of her disappearance, Jesokah was residing in the Sooke area with a roommate. She was 17 years old and was attending Edward Milne Secondary School. She was a very social person and was well known throughout the Sooke and Port Renfrew communities.

What the investigation has revealed:

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The Sooke RCMP commenced a lengthy investigation into the whereabouts of Jesokah, which included a substantial ground, air and water search. As the investigation unfolded it became more and more evident foul play could not be ruled out and the Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit took over the investigation. Despite an active and on-going investigation she has never been found.

Can you help?

Detective Kathleen Murphy with the Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit, along with the Sooke RCMP, are urging anyone with information to come forward. As a parent and an investigator, I absolutely want to help the Adkens family get some answers as to what happened to Jesokah that night, says Detective Murphy. Please look at her photo and read the details of her disappearance once more. If you lived in that area or were travelling there at the time and can recall any bit of information that may help us solve this case, please call the police.

The Adkens family do not wish to be contacted but they did want to add this sentiment: We are very happy that there are people that care, and are still trying to resolve this. Our only hope for resolution is through others.

If you have any information you would like to report, please call the Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit tip line at 250-380-6211. If you would like to remain anonymous, please call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or report online at www.bccrimestoppers.com.

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