Search for missing Nanaimo teen continues at Colliery Dam

By NanaimoNewsNOW Staff
April 2, 2017 - 12:25pm

Search and Rescue crews in the main parking lot of Colliery Dam on Sunday, April 2. Spencer Sterritt/NanaimoNewsNOW Staff

Steven Bacon (left) and Makayla Chang (right).submitted/RCMP

NANAIMO — The search for missing Nanaimo teen Makayla Chang continued Sunday.

Nanaimo Search and Rescue was at Colliery Dam, taking over the main parking lot. 

Nanaimo RCMP's Cst. Gary O'Brien confirmed Search and Rescue's presence was part of the investigation into Makayla Chang and Steven Bacon's disappearance. 

He said it's possible she may have fallen or gotten lost and they're following up on every possible option. 

Colliery Dam is still open to the public, just the main parking lot is closed. 

Chang was last seen March 19. At the time, Mounties said she is usually very active on social media and hadn't posted anything since March 20, which her family found suspicious.

She's described as 5'1", 110 lbs. with dyed red hair and hazel eyes. RCMP said she often wears wigs and sometimes presents as a man.  

RCMP said Chang is believed to be with 53-year-old Steven Bacon. He's described as white, 5'10", 210 lbs. with a short white buzz cut and two tattoos, a teardrop under his left eye and another on the back of his right hand. 

A house in the 600 block of Bruce Ave. was searched for two days as part of the investigation for Chang and Bacon, but RCMP didn't confirm who the house belonged to. 

If anyone has any information about their whereabouts, they're urged to contact RCMP or Crimestoppers. 


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