UPDATE: Missing St. John's woman safely located

Published on February 5, 2014
Melissa Hayes, 24, was reported missing on Jan. 16, one day after she was last spotted in public.
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The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary confirmed Wednesday evening that Melissa Hayes has been safely located.

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(Earlier story)

It has been almost three weeks since a St. John’s woman was first reported missing to police.

The Royal Newfoundland Constabulary confirmed Tuesday afternoon that Melissa Hayes, 24, is still missing. According to police, she was last seen on Jan. 15.  A missing persons report was filed the following day.

The RNC has not released any details about where she was last spotted.

Hayes is described as 5’9” and 120 pounds with brown eyes. The RNC said its major crime unit is still investigating.

Anyone with information about her whereabouts is asked to contact the RNC at 729-8000 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

Emails can also be sent to missingpersons@rnc.gov.nl.ca.