UPDATE: Nasheen Falak has been located and is safe, and her family been informed. Read the statement below from Bowen Osoko, VicPD spokesman:
“At this time it is not believed that Nasheen is at risk or has been the subject of foul play.
We won’t be releasing any further details in order to protect privacy. Our Investigative Section, as well as the rest of the department, extend their thanks for the public and media’s part in locating Nasheen. Your tips were very helpful in locating her safe and sound.”
A 20-year-old Pakistani woman who has lived in Victoria for just over a month went missing Wednesday morning while walking to an immigration services centre.
Nasheen Falak’s disappearance is out of character and deeply concerning, as she has no friends in the Victoria area, said Bowen Osoko, Victoria Police Department spokesman.
“This is very abnormal for her. I believe she’s never spent more than a day away from home in her whole life,” Osoko said.
Falak was last seen walking from her family home to the Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria at 930 Balmoral Rd., where she was registered to take English language classes. But she never arrived at her destination.
“Her family said she was quite excited about going to school,” Osoko added.
Falak is described as five feet tall, slim, with long black and purple hair, and was last seen wearing a purple windbreaker jacket, blue jeans, white and pink flat shoes and carrying a multi-coloured bag.
If you see Falak or know of her whereabouts, call the VicPD non-emergency line at 250-995-7654.
The 20-year-old’s disappearance has not been linked to any other cases at this time, Osoko said.