Police launch search for missing YouTuber Marina Joyce
The London Metropolitan Police has launched an appeal to find British YouTuber Marina Joyce.
The lifestyle vlogger, who boasts over 2.1 million subscribers on the video-sharing platform, was last seen on July 31st in her home in Haringey, North London. She has now been missing for 10 days, as per the BBC. The BBC also reports that her boyfriend posted on Instagram last night that "she is safe and well", but London police told Radio 1's Newsbeat that she is still considered to be missing.
In 2016, Joyce concerned viewers in a video called 'Date Outfit Ideas', in which many believed she appeared to secretly beg for help, whispering: "help me." Many other viewers also noticed bruises on her arms, which kickstarted the hashtag '#SaveMarinaJoyce' to trend on Twitter in the UK and US. A police probe was launched, but investigators found no evidence of foul play.
The charity Missing People has launched an appeal for her safe return, writing: "Marina we are here for you whenever you are ready; we can listen, talk you through what help you need, pass a message for you and help you to be safe. Call. Text. Anytime. Free. Confidential. 116000"
Meanwhile, the Metropolitan Police have stated: "Marina Joyce, 22, was reported missing to police on Wednesday, 7 August. It was reported she was last seen on 31 July. Enquiries are underway to try and locate her. Anyone with information is asked to call the police in the North Area Command Unit on 101 and quote ref: 19MIS031063."
This incident comes just a few days after the body a of 24-year-old Russian influencer was found in a suitcase in her rented apartment in Moscow by her parents after they became concerned after she stopped making contact with them. Ekaterina Karaglanova had been stabbed repeatedly by a man, who has since been arrested.