Police Launch Search For Missing British YouTuber Marina Joyce
Police have launched a campaign to find a British YouTube star who has been missing for nearly two week.
Marina Joyce, 22, was last seen on July 31 but went missing from her home in Haringey, North London.
Charity Missing People appealed for her return, writing on their website: "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"
The popular lifestyle vlogger last last uploaded a video to her 2.1m YouTube followers on June 21 in which people suggested that she appeared to be whispering 'help me'.
A caption on the video promised another one the following week - but it never happened.
Haringey's local police force tweeted to join the campaign, posting: "'Can you help to find Marina Joyce, 22, missing from #Haringey?
"Last seen on 31Jul and reported missing to police on 7Aug. Call 101 and quote 19MIS031063 with any info."
The YouTuber has been at the centre of various controversies in the past. In 2016, she sparked panic after releasing a video in which she also appeared to secretly beg for help. This started concerns that she may have been kidnapped, with many people suggesting it looked like she had bruises on her arms.
The video, which was called Date Outfit Ideas, Marina seemed to whisper 'help me', which caused the hashtag #SaveMarinaJoyce to begin trending on Twitter in the UK and US - sparking a police probe.
Enfield Police later tweeted that she was 'safe and well'.
Another time she caused fans to worry for her well-being when weeks later she asked fans to call her 'Goddess Marina', saying she wanted to create a temple where she would be known as 'God of the Shrine'.
She also claimed she said she had 'found a couple of secrets about the After Life' and could contact the dead.
The Met Police have issued advice, saying: ''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 police in the North Area Command Unit on 101 and quote ref: 19MIS031063."
Featured Image Credit: YouTube/Marina Joyce