Kamloops teen may be in 100 Mile

Kamloops Mounties are trying to track down a teen who hasn’t been seen in more than three weeks.

Darren Jansen, 17, was last seen on April 6, when he left Kamloops with a backpack full of personal items and about $300 in cash.

Kamloops RCMP Staff Sgt. Grant Learned says investigators believe Jansen originally travelled to the Lower Mainland, as indicated by text messages and Facebook posts sent to friends and family.

However, police believe he might now be in the 100 Mile House area with a girlfriend, also 17.

Jansen is described as a First Nations teen, but he appears to be Caucasian.

He stands six feet tall and weighs approximately 180 pounds. He was last seen wearing jeans, a light blue hat and a black jacket with red-and-white patches.

Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to call police at 250-828-3000 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).