A 17-year-old girl from Tsawwassen, reported missing on Monday, has been found deceased by Delta Police.
In a news release issued Tuesday afternoon, DPD said they regret to inform the community that 17-year-old Maaike Blom has been found deceased.
“Police are currently investigating the circumstances surrounding her death,” says Delta Police spokesperson Cris Leykauf. “We’d like to offer our sincere condolences to her family, friends and loved ones on their loss.”
Victim Services has been offered to the family.
Officers located Maaike Tuesday morning in a residence on Tsawwassen First Nations lands.
An adult male has been arrested in connection with her death, however police wish to stress the investigation is still in the early stages.
“Her death, while considered suspicious, is believed to be an isolated occurrence,” says Leykauf. “We recognize that the public may have many questions, but we ask that investigators be given the opportunity to proceed with their work. The public is not believed to be at risk regarding the circumstances of her death.”
Maaike was reported missing to DPD on the evening of Dec. 5, and last seen by family members Dec. 3.
Police say her disappearance was deemed to be out of character, and as such the disappearance was considered high risk by police, who dedicated enhanced resources to finding her.