Family of Missing Mississauga Teen Fears Online Posts Driving Daughter Deeper into Hiding
Over a week ago, 15-year-old Soleil Fleury disappeared from her father's home in the Credit Woodlands and Dundas St. W. area.
She hasn't been seen or heard from since.
Now, her worried family has taken to Facebook to beseech well-meaning internet posters to stop posting suggestions as to where Fleury might be, as they fear the posts may send her deeper into hiding.
"From here forward we are asking that people not post suggestions on where to look or what to do as this is a PUBLIC page and EVERYONE has access," wrote Fleury's family on the Looking for Soleil Facebook page. "We fear that posting suggestions could force Soleil or someone she’s with deeper into hiding. The police are actively engaged 24/7 and are giving us updates wherever possible but if we do not share it is because we have been asked not to."
The post goes on to encourage worried residents to continue spreading posters and to share any information or updates they might have with police.
"Your support and love are so appreciated. The family is so grateful for all that you are doing," the post reads.
A few days ago, Peel police announced that Fleury had been captured on video surveillance the same night she vanished.
Fleury was last seen on Sunday, Nov. 5 at 10:00 p.m. at her father's home and was captured on local video surveillance riding a greenish-yellow Nakamura bicycle on Nov. 6 at 2:00 a.m.
Investigators say Fleury was recorded on video heading eastbound on Dundas St. W. from the Credit Woodlands and is believed to be carrying a charcoal grey Roots backpack.
When Fleury was last seen riding the bike—similar to the one seen below—she was wearing pants and a dark jacket.
Fleury goes to school in Oakville.
Her mother, who lives in Burlington, says Fleury's phone is off.
"We are terrified and feel completely lost as to where she might be," Sue Clark wrote in a recent Facebook post. "She does not have a peer support network. Please help us find her and bring her home."
Fleury's family believe she may have been headed to the Toronto area the night she was spotted on video.
"She left the house on this bike and went eastbound on Dundas (towards TO) from her Dad's," the post says. "We, on judgement, assume she rode it to the GO station and went downtown."
The family is asking people to put up posters in downtown Toronto, Union Station and all GO stations between the Erindale Park area and Toronto.
More recently, Fleury's family has taken to Facebook to encourage her to please get in touch and to tell her that her loved ones and beloved pets are missing her.
"I want this message to get out to Soleil… everyone loves you and misses you. We just want you home safe," the post on Looking for Soleil reads. "Zoe, Deja and Harley all are moping around the house… your brothers and sister are so worried and sad. Dan and I are zombies waiting for word that you are okay. Please just turn on your phone and let us find you."
Fleury is described as a light-skinned Asian female who is 5’ feet tall and 110 pounds. She has a slim build and straight black shoulder-length hair.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Fleury is asked to call investigators at the 11 Division Criminal Investigation Bureau at (905) 453-2121, ext. 1133.
Poster courtesy of Looking for Soleil Facebook page