Today I am discussing the case of 16-year-old Mekayla Bali. Mekayla had no history of behavioral problems. But In 2016, she ditched school and was never seen again. Despite have an incredibly detailed timeline of her whereabout that for most of that day, her case continues to stump investigators and frustrate her family. Especially because it seems like the answers to this mystery are so close but just legally out of reach.
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Guignard, Jonathan. “'He Felt HORRIBLE': Donor Asks For MEKAYLA Bali's Reward Money Back.” Global News, Global News, 10 Jan. 2020, globalnews.ca/news/6390617/he-felt-horrible-donor-asks-for-mekayla-balis-reward-money-back/?fbclid=IwAR0UjQv0Pp8YR_w_EmnLuf91WQ9MF1kmO3ng_8Q_BlYTdMG43iLYnEQo5Qw.
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“RCMP Reveal New Details about MEKAYLA Bali's Final Hours in Yorkton before Her Disappearance.” YouTube, YouTube, 4 Feb. 2019, www.youtube.com/watch?v=W2AYkd74cwA.
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