A missing 15-year-old — who police feared had been sexually assaulted — was found at about 10:45 p.m. Monday in a semi-trailer truck at the weigh scales west of Kamloops.
Police had been on the lookout after reports that the teen was travelling from the Lower Mainland east to Alberta and had been assaulted by the driver, Kamloops RCMP said.
The youth was found in the sleeping quarters of the truck. The driver has been taken into custody pending further investigation.
"At the time of writing this release it is unclear how the youth ended up in the tractor-trailer. This investigation is ongoing," said Cpl. Wayne Chung.