Calgary police search for missing 9-year-old girl

Calgary police are asking for help from the public as they search for a nine-year-old girl who was last seen in the southwest neighbourhood of Braeside on Thursday evening.

Arika Kakakaway was walking home from a friend’s house at about 9 p.m. but she didn’t arrive home, police said in a release.

She was last seen walking along Brackenridge Road S.W.

Police have searched the area but have so far not been able to locate the child.

Kakakaway is described as Indigenous, with a heavy build, shoulder-length dark brown hair with a buzz cut at the back, and brown eyes.

 She was wearing a pink and blue tie-dyed backpack, a blue sweater, blue jean shorts, and checkered pink and purple Vans shoes. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact the police non-emergency number at 403-266-1234 or Crime Stoppers.

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