Noelle (Elli) O’Soup was found deceased in an apartment building on Heatley Avenue and Hastings Street in the Downtown Eastside on May 1.

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A 14-year-old Port Coquitlam teen who has been missing for more than a year has been confirmed dead.

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Port Coquitlam RCMP said the search for Indigenous teen Noelle (Elli) O’Soup has come to a tragic end after she was found deceased in Vancouver.

Vancouver Police confirmed that O’Soup was one of two people found dead in a room at the Heatley Block, an apartment building on Heatley Avenue and Hastings Street, on May 1.

The cause of death is not yet known, said police.

The identity of the second person in the apartment has not been released.

A third person — a man in his 40s — died in the same apartment. His body of him was discovered on Feb. 23. It is not known if there is any connection between the three people or the deaths.

O’Soup left her Port Coquitlam home without permission on May 12, 2021 at around 6:30 pm

At the time, police said O’Soup was known to frequent the Vancouver area, and may have been avoiding a wellness check.

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In January, police released a photo of an unidentified woman to determine if she was connected to the O’Soup investigation.

The woman had short black hair and was wearing a BC Ferries jacket and a Bee-Clean reflective vest, dark pants and shoes.

In May, RCMP renewed an appeal for help in finding O’Soup.

In a news conference, Coquitlam RCMP spokeswoman Cpl. Paige Kuz made a direct appeal to O’Soup, saying “Elli, your loved ones and the police are concerned for you and are steadfast to confirm your safety and wellbeing.

“You are not in trouble, we need to make sure you are OK.”

Vancouver Police are investigating the circumstances of O’Soup’s death.

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