TORONTO - Toronto police have released security camera footage and
still images of a missing Toronto teen taken the day before she
Mariam Makhniashvili, 17, was last seen Sept. 14 outside her high school, Forest Hill Collegiate Institute.
images show the girl and her brother at Toronto's transportation hub,
Union Station, on their way to volunteer at a dragon boat race event.
girl's father maintains that Mariam's volunteer shift at the event the
day before she vanished did not contribute to her disappearance.
Mariam and George were part of a group of 10 immigrant youth in the YMCA's newcomer youth leadership development program.
two siblings had just arrived in Canada in June from their native
Republic of Georgia after a five-year absence from their parents, who
had lived in Los Angeles while her father worked a research job.