Missing B.C. girl, 12, may be in Alberta

A 12-year-old girl who disappeared from her Surrey home more than a week ago is being urged by her family to come home.

Jamie-Leah Prohl was last seen on March 27, just before going to bed at her home in the 13200 block of 105th Avenue, near Surrey Central SkyTrain station.

At a press conference on Wednesday, police said they now believe Prohl ran away from a bad home situation and may be headed for Alberta, where she has extended family.

Her nine-year-old sister Lisa, who was too shy to speak at a news conference Wednesday, displayed a picture she had drawn of her sister, hoping she would see it and return.

Prohl is five feet three inches tall, weighs 115 pounds and has brown eyes. She has mid-length black hair with purple highlights and a scar from a dog bite on her right cheek.

It is not known what clothes she was wearing when she disappeared. She has no access to her cellphone or any money.

Anyone with any information should contact the Surrey RCMP missing persons unit at 604-599-0502 or Crime Stoppers, if they wish to remain anonymous, at 1-800-222-TIPS.