**UPDATE: **Hamilton Police say Ms. Bawden has been found safe and there are no ongoing concerns.
Hamilton Police issued the following media release at 9:32 p.m. on April 27, 2013.
From the Hamilton Police Service
The Hamilton Police Service is seeking the assistance of the public in locating a missing Hamilton woman.
Kaila BAWDEN was reported missing to the Hamilton Police Service by her family. She was last seen on April 26th, 2013 in the south east area of downtown Hamilton. The Hamilton Police Service and her family are concerned for her well being and are asking for the help of the public in locating her.
Kaila is described as a white female, 18 yrs old, approximately 5’ 8” in height, 130 lbs, fair complexion, blonde hair in a ponytail and blue eyes. She was last seen wearing track pants, a burgundy hooded sweatshirt, a black jacket and black shoes.
Police are urging the public to call police immediately if Kaila is seen so that we may ensure that she is safe. The family does not have any indication where she may be.
Hamilton Police continue to investigate and we are asking anyone with information on the whereabouts of Kaila BAWDEN to contact the Division One Staff Sergeant at 905-546-4725.