Women in Music 2019

15-Year-Old Located, Missing Since Friday's Warped Tour Stop in Toronto

Missing 15-year-old Hannah Batty has been found alive and well.

"She has been located safely and will be reunited with her family shortly,” Detective Constable Joe Kaszyca confirmed to Billboard.

Batty attended Toronto’s Vans Warped Tour date on July 4, and had not been seen since 8 p.m. that evening. The multi-stage concert took place at The Flats at Molson Amphitheatre on the grounds of Ontario Place by Lake Ontario.

“She was with her friends at the concert and she might have left with an unknown person,” DC Kaszyca said earlier today before the news she was found. “That was the last time she was seen at the concert. There are photos of her with her friends throughout the concert and I guess when it came time to go home, she didn’t want to leave and she stayed with an unknown male.”

Police had no details on the male.  “That’s the roadblock we’re running into. We don’t know who this person is or have any photos right now.”

He said she lives in Toronto with her parents and is not a runaway.

“She’s been missing since Friday, the day of the concert and we’re now into Wednesday, and it’s common knowledge that she’s not posting anything [online] or texting anybody. That is of concern,” DC Kazyca said before Hatty's being located.

Concert-goers, promoters, crew, vendors and bands who were at the Toronto show had been asked to come forward if they remembered seeing someone fitting the description of Batty, or check their cell phones for inadvertently snapped photos or videos that she might be in.

Warped Tour founder Kevin Lyman told Billboard they posted the story of Batty’s disappearance on their web site and asked all the bands to post on their social media.


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