A Toronto high school student called home and made contact with her family Sunday, after disappearing without notice five days ago.
Michelle Yu, 18, was last seen Tuesday at a TD Bank branch in downtown Toronto.
Her family and friends were distraught that the teenager went missing and launched a high-profile campaign to alert the public.
CBC News has learned that Yu made phone contact with her family on Sunday afternoon.
Det. Andy McCall from Toronto police's 33 Division said officers "believe she's in BC but still need to confirm her exact location to make sure she's OK."
Her family is now asking for privacy but says that Yu is safe.