Mission RCMP searching for missing 18-year-old

Mission's Rachel Pernosky has not been seen since March 15

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 investigated a missing person report.

Rachel Pernosky, 18, was last seen around 12:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 16. She is 115 pounds, about 5’5″ tall and has long, dark hair. She was last seen at her home in the 7700 block of Kite Street wearing jeans with jewels on the back pockets and a purple sweater.

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.

“We can eliminate two areas of concern,” said Mission RCMP Insp. Richard Konarski of the landfill and highway sites. “But we still have an 18-year-old girls who’s missing.”

Police say Pernosky doesn’t have a history of running away and her disappearance is concerning.

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

Anyone who has seen or knows there whereabouts of Rachel Pernosky is asked to call the Mission RCMP at 604-820-3535 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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