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Police looking for missing 11-year-old girl (update: found)

She is believed to have walked away from her home shortly before 5 p.m. Wednesday
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The missing 11-year-old girl that we had been searching for in Thorold, Annabelle “Bella” Bridgman has been located.

Thank you to the members of the public and media for their assistance.

We are now removing her photo from our media release and social media.  We would ask the public and the media to consider doing the same for her privacy.

Original release
1 District St. Catharines/Thorold officers with the Niagara Regional Police Service (NRPS) are currently conducting a missing person investigation in Thorold.

At 4:50 p.m. today, Annabelle “Bella” Bridgman (11 years old) is believed to have walked away from her home in the Beaverdams Road and Kalmus Street area in Thorold. She has not been seen since.

Bella is described as:

  • White female, 11 years old
  • 5 feet tall, slim build
  • Shorter blond hair
  • Black shorts
  • Black hoodie

Bella’s family and the police are concerned for her welfare.  Anyone who may have information as to Bell’s location are being asked to contact the NRPS at 9056884111 “dispatch”.