Rachel Pernosky has been missing since March 15.

Missing girl’s body found; homicide investigation begins

The body 18-year-old Rachel Pernosky of Mission was found Tuesday

The search for 18-year-old Rachel Pernosky was called off  after her body was found Tuesday. The case has been turned over to homicide investigators.

Police will be holding a press conference Wednesday morning at 11:30 a.m.

“I can confirm the matter has been turned over to IHIT,” said Misssion RCMP Insp. Richard Konarski, who declined to provide further details.

Pernosky was last seen around 12:30 a.m. on Saturday at her home in the 7700 block of Kite Street, wearing jeans with jewels on the back pockets and a purple sweater. She is 115 pounds, about 5’5″ tall and has long, dark hair.

A small corner of Lougheed Highway and Hurd Street was cordoned off and the Mission landfill was closed for several hours Monday morning as police worked the missing person report.

Volunteers cleaning up the northeast corner of the highway on Sunday had picked up some clothing and brought it to the landfill, according to police. It was later determined the clothing matched a description provided by the family.

The landfill was re-opened before noon after police located the items and were able to determine the clothing found was not related to the case.

Mission Search and Rescue volunteers scoured Pernosky’s neighbourhood for signs of the missing teen Monday, and family and friends searched every day, but didn’t find any clues.

According to a social media post from Pernosky’s sister, Brittany, “her phone was left at home, and music was still playing.”

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