Who is Annabella Mcerlean? Schoolgirl, 16, missing for 2 weeks found days after Sarah Everard's shocking case
Just a few hours after the police issued the appeal they confirmed that the missing teenager was found on Wednesday, March 17, night
A teenage girl who went missing in Coventry, two weeks ago, has now been found by the police department. The Coventry Police issued an appeal to find Annabella Mcerlean, who was last seen on March 6, 2021 wearing a white furry coat and black leggings. According to Coventry Police, the brunette schoolgirl had never gone missing before and officers "needed to find her as soon as possible". After searching for two weeks with no sightings, police asked the public to help find the teenager.
The force said on Twitter: "We’re appealing to trace Annabella Mcerlean who has gone missing in #Coventry. Can you help? Annabella aged 16 from #Coventry, was last seen on Saturday 6 March and hasn’t been seen since. She’s never been missing before and we need to find her as soon as possible." The police described Annabella as white and 5ft 6ins tall, with brown hair. "She was last wearing a white furry coat, black leggings, a black and brown coloured coat and red and white Nike Air Jordan high top trainers," police said. "If you have any information please contact us via live chat or call 101."
Just a few hours after the police issued the appeal they confirmed that the missing teenager was found on Wednesday, March 17, night. "Annabella Mcerlean has been found safe & well. A big thank you to everyone who shared our appeal," the force said.
GOOD NEWS| Annabella Mcerlean has been found safe & well. A Big thank you to everyone who shared our appeal. pic.twitter.com/nEyXkSW4id— Coventry Police (@Coventry_Police) March 18, 2021
The news comes a few days after Sarah Everard's case shocked the world. The disappearance and death of Everard, a 33-year-old marketing executive from South London, and the arrest of a police officer accused of murdering her has sparked a national outcry in the United Kingdom over violence against women.
The police discovered her body in a wooded area of Ashford town in Kent on March 10, 2021 and on March 12 confirmed, through the use of dental records, that the body belonged to Everard. On March 12, 48-year-old police constable, Wayne Couzens, was charged with Everard’s kidnapping and murder after authorization from the Crown Prosecution Service. After appearing before a magistrate’s court on Saturday (March 13), Couzens has been remanded in custody and will be brought before the Central Criminal Court (also called Old Bailey) on Tuesday (March 16).