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Melanie Joy Thomson

36 year old woman Melanie Joy Thomson missing in Vancouver

Wednesday,  December 1-2010

Written by Len Humes

The Vancouver Police Missing Person’s Unit is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing woman.

Thirty-six year old Melanie Joy Thomson, who also uses the name Bernice Wiseman, was last seen in early September by staff of her housing program in Vancouver. Thomson has had previous long periods of no contact with friends or family in which she has travelled extensively across Canada.

Thomson is described as an Afro-Canadian woman, 5’5” tall, weighing approximately 165 lbs., with a medium build. She has brown hair and black eyes.

Anyone with information concerning the location of Melanie Joy Thomson is asked to contact their local police agency.

Vernon MARTIN

Missing Prince George man facing sex charges in Alberta

CBC News

Posted: May 11, 2012 11:27 AM MT

Last Updated: May 11, 2012 1:36 PM MT Alberta RCMP issued a warrant for the arrest of Vernon Martin, after charging him with indecent assault and gross indecency. (RCMP)

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Man missing after Prince George airport fire was charged in Alberta one year later7:36A B.C. man who went missing when a fire engulfed a hangar at the Prince George airport three years ago has been charged with sexual assault in Alberta, CBC News has learned.

RCMP in Vermilion, Alta., say Vernon Martin has been charged with sexually assaulting two people more than 30 years ago.

The charges were laid in 2010, a year after fire destroyed the Northern Thunderbird Air hangar at the Prince George airport. The day after the fire, family members reported Martin missing.

Martin co-owned the building, and his vehicle was found outside the hangar, and at the time it was widely assumed he had perished in the blaze.

But the RCMP in Prince George say they now consider Martin a missing man, and he is still wanted by Alberta RCMP for the two alleged assaults, even though he hasn't been seen or heard from since December 2009.

No remains found

After the fire at the hangar it was widely believed Martin had perished in the blaze. But investigators were forced to delay their search of the ruins until the spring thaw, because the water used to extinguish the fire had frozen solid.

The blaze, which broke out at the Prince George airport, destroyed the Northern Thunderbird Air hangar. The blaze, which broke out at the Prince George airport, destroyed the Northern Thunderbird Air hangar. (Sumbitted by Steven Kostamo)

But five months after the fire, forensic anthropologist Richard Lazenby and a team of students spent 10 days combing the hangar wreckage and found no trace of human remains.

That left police with a missing person case.

"It's generally considered, pretty much impossible to completely destroy a human body in a fire," explains Lazenby.

"I mean even in cremations in funerals — which burn at a very, very hot temperature — you're left, even after several hours, with large pieces of the skeleton."

Alberta RCMP investigate cold case sex crimes

Meanwhile, Alberta RCMP were investigating a 30-year-old sexual assault file; two people were assaulted between 1979 and 1982.

"The charges were indecent assault and gross indecency," said Vermilion Cpl. Gordon Yetman.

It was first believed that Vernon Martin died in a fire that destroyed this hangar at the Prince George airport in December 2009. The hangar has just finished being rebuilt. It was first believed that Vernon Martin died in a fire that destroyed this hangar at the Prince George airport in December 2009. The hangar has just finished being rebuilt.

"As a result, warrants for his arrest were issued in the first instance. And that was done basically as a public safety measure given the nature of the crimes being alleged."

The warrants for Martin's arrest were issued in November 24th and December 16th, 2010.

"It was believed that he was still in the country at the time [the warrants were issued]," said Yetman.

With files from the CBC's Wil Fundal

December 20, 2010
Prince George, BC

UPDATE - Vernon MARTIN Remains Missing

One year later, Prince George RCMP are still searching for 56 year old Vernon MARTIN who disappeared about the same time a fire destroyed the Northern Thunderbird Air hangar he and his family owned.

On December 19th, 2009 at 2:38 PM, the RCMP and Prince George Fire/Rescue were dispatched to a structure fire at the Northern Thunderbird Air hangar at the Prince George Airport.  Fire investigators are unable to conclusively say that the fire was an arson. 

In April 2010, a thorough search of the site by UNBC Forensic Anthropologist, Dr. Richard Lazenby was conducted.  As a result of this search, it has been determined that MARTIN was not in the fire. 

If you have any information about Vernon MARTIN or his where-a-bouts, please contact the Prince George RCMP at (250)561-3300 or anonymously call Crime Stoppers at 1(800)222-TIPS (8477)

Shayne Murray Robinson

Celista, BC

Chase, General Investigation Services

Chase RCMP continue investigation into missing person case 40yr old Shayne Murray Robinson

 File # 2010-1911

2011-10-20 16:15 PDT

Chase RCMP and the RCMP Southeast District General Investigation Section are continuing their efforts to locate missing person Shayne Murray Robinson, no new information or evidence of his current whereabouts has surfaced from inquiries with family and friends.

On July 28th, 2010 the Chase RCMP received a report of a missing person from the family of 40 yr old Shayne Murray Robinson of Celista, BC. Robinson's family are in Edmonton and became concerned after last hearing from him on July 23rd. Robinson lived in Edmonton, Alberta, for most of his life.

Robinson was living in Celista, BC at the time of his disappearance and was in the process of moving to the Barriere area and had borrowed his mother's vehicle for the move. On Saturday, July 24th, 2010, the vehicle, a grey 2004 Dodge Ram 4dr pick up, with Alberta Lic YND 082, was recovered abandoned on Enterprise Rd in Barriere, secured and showing no evidence of tampering.

“Shayne Robinson currently has an outstanding warrant out for his arrest in Alberta, for multiple charges of possession of stolen property. Although we do not have any evidence to indicate that Robinson met with foul play it is something that cannot be ruled out” stated Cpl Dan Moskaluk

Shayne Murray Robinson

Caucasian, 40 yrs old

178cm 5'10"

105kgs 232lbs

Brown hair blue eyes

The Chase RCMP is seeking any information on the activities leading up to Shayne Murray Robinson being reported missing. Persons with possible information regarding the abandonment of the vehicle and regarding Robinson's whereabouts are asked to contact the Chase RCMP at 250-679-3221, their local police services or via Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

 

Chase RCMP continue investigation into missing person case 40yr old Shayne Murray Robinson

File # 2010-1911

2010-12-21 15:31 PST

Chase RCMP are continuing their efforts to locate missing person Shayne Murray Robinson, no new information or evidence of his current whereabouts has surfaced from inquiries with family and friends.

On July 28th, 2010 the Chase RCMP received a report of a missing person from the family of 40 yr old Shayne Murray Robinson of Celista, BC. Robinson's family are in Edmonton and became concerned after last hearing from him on July 23rd. Robinson lived in Edmonton, Alberta, for most of his life, his parents live there along with his 11 year old son.

Robinson was living in Celista, BC at the time of his disappearance and was in the process of moving to the Barriere area and had borrowed his mother's vehicle for the move. On Saturday, July 24th, 2010, the vehicle, a grey 2004 Dodge Ram 4dr pick up, with Alberta Lic YND 082, was recovered abandoned on Enterprise Rd in Barriere, secured and showing no evidence of tampering.

“Shayne Robinson currently has an outstanding warrant out for his arrest in Alberta, for multiple charges of possession of stolen property. Although we do not have any evidence to indicate that Robinson met with foul play it is something that cannot be ruled out” stated Cpl Dan Moskaluk

The Chase RCMP is seeking any information on the activities leading up to Shayne Murray Robinson being reported missing. Persons with possible information regarding the abandonment of the vehicle and regarding Robinson's whereabouts are asked to contact the Chase RCMP at 250-679-3221, their local police services or via Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.


Ramanjot Brar

Mission BC

Young Mission woman reported missing

By: ctvbc.ca

Date: Sunday Dec. 5, 2010 1:42 PM PT

Mounties in Mission, B.C., are asking the public's help in locating a mentally challenged 19-year-old woman who went missing Saturday morning.

Police say Ramanjot Brar left her home in the 32000-block of Carter Avenue at around 9:30 a.m. without taking her medication.

She is described as Indo-Canadian, 5-3 tall, 200 lbs. with long black hair and facial acne. She was last seen wearing a pink jacket and blue jeans.

An RCMP release says Brar is "schizophrenic and mentally disabled with a Grade 4-to-5 cognitive level."

Anyone with information on her whereabouts is asked to contact the Mission RCMP detachment immediately at 604-826-7161.

Sarabjit JOHAL

Surrey BC

Missing Indo-Canadian Woman’s Car Found But Still No Signs Of Her

SURREY – While the vehicle of the missing Indo-Canadian woman has been located by the Surrey RCMP, police say there are still no signs of Sarabjit Johal who went missing on the early morning of Sunday Nov. 28.

The Surrey RCMP had previously requested the public’s assistance in locating her vehicle, a green 1992 Toyota Camry with BC licence plate “094NEA”.  The vehicle was located on December 4 in New Westminster.

Police said Johal’s whereabouts are still unknown at this time and they continue to appeal to the public for further information on this matter. Johal, 21, was last seen driving away from her Surrey home at 3:30 a.m. on Nov. 28 in her 1992 Toyota Camry.

The car was discovered late Saturday, Surrey RCMP say, and has now been towed for forensic examination. Johal’s coworkers say her disappearance is very out of character, and her family has put up a $10,000 reward for any information that will lead to her whereabouts.

Last week, her husband Malkit Johal told reporters he thought his wife was somewhere in Surrey because she’s not familiar with roads outside of the city. But her employer says she drove from Surrey to her job in Coquitlam in her green car regularly. Her husband told CTV News he realized she was gone when he came home from work early Sunday morning. ”I don’t know why she leave the house,” he said.

His grandmother says the night Sarabjit disappeared she went to get something from her car and said she would be right back. She took her keys and put on a green jacket but never came back. Sarabjit, who works as a cleaner at Chocolate Works in Coquitlam, is described by coworkers as reliable and friendly. Anyone with information is asked to call the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502.

Funding Programs Outlined For Missing & Murdered Women Cases

Police locate car of missing Surrey woman

By Cheryl Chan, The Province December 6, 2010
Police have found a car belonging to a missing Surrey woman who vanished over a week ago.

Sarabjit Johal, 21, was last spotted on Nov. 28 leaving her house in a green 1992 Toyota Camry with B.C. licence plate 094 NEA.

The car was found Saturday evening in a neighbouring community, said Const. Peter Neily of Surrey RCMP.

“It’s an important step in the investigation,” said Neily of the recovered car.

“Obviously our hope was to locate the vehicle with Ms. Johal safe and sound inside of it, but we’re not able to do that.”

Neily said investigators have thoroughly examined the car for forensic evidence. The results will not be released because of the ongoing investigation.

Johal, a newlywed who lives in a house near 126th Street and 91A Avenue wth her husband, was last seen wearing a pink T-shirt, green jacket, and white pyjama bottoms.

Her family said it is out of character for her to go missing.

It is offering a $10,000 reward for information on her whereabouts.

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502.

chchan@theprovince.com

RCMPUpdate - Missing woman investigation

File # 2010-157121

2010-12-01 08:25 PST

The Surrey RCMP investigation into the missing 21 year old Surrey woman, Sarabjit JOHAL, is continuing. The Surrey RCMP wish to alert the public as to the type of vehicle driven by Ms. JOHAL as it has not yet been recovered.

Photos of a 1992 Toyota Camry similar to that driven by Ms. JOHAL are attached. These are not photos of Ms. JOHAL’s vehicle, but are the same model and make. Ms. JOHAL’s 1992 Toyota Camry is green in colour and has BC licence plate "094NEA".

Should you have any information concerning Ms. JOHAL or her whereabouts, please contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 or your local police.

$10,000 reward in newlywed's disappearance
By: ctvbc.ca

Date: Friday Dec. 3, 2010 12:59 PM PT

The family of a missing Surrey, B.C., newlywed is putting up a $10,000 reward for any information that will lead to her whereabouts.

Sarabjit Johal, 21, was last seen driving away from her home at 3:30 a.m. on Sunday in her 1992 Toyota Camry. Her family and coworkers say her disappearance is very out of character.

Her husband, Malkit Johal, told CTV News he realized she was gone when he came home from work early Sunday morning.

"I don't know why she leave the house," he said.

His grandmother says the night Sarabjit disappeared she went to get something from her car and said she would be right back. She took her keys and put on a green jacket but never came back.

A neighbour, Cory, says he told police about a car he heard early Sunday morning making a lot of noise.

"At first I thought an alarm was going off. I wasn't sure what was going on. It sounded like he was peeling off, just taking off, laying on the horn at someone," he said.

Sarabjit, who works as a cleaner at Chocolate Works in Coquitlam, is described by coworkers as reliable and friendly.

Her boss, Ingrid Sheere, said one of her family members called to see if she had arrived for work on Monday morning. She hadn't.

"She was super reliable, always on time," she said. "When she left on Friday, she was happy as always and wished us a good weekend."

Earlier this week, her husband told reporters he thought his wife was somewhere in Surrey because she's not familiar with roads outside of the city. But her employer says she drove from Surrey to her job in Coquitlam in her green car regularly.

On Thursday, the husband's family repeatedly denied to give interviews to reporters. They said Sarabjit's husband couldn't speak because he was in bed with a fever.

The RCMP has interviewed Malkit Johal several times. They summoned the missing woman's sister, Narinder, to RCMP headquarters for questioning Thursday.

Const. Peter Neily says finding the newlywed's missing car is a priority.

"It is going to be a starting point that we believe she left in the car, therefore we think the car would be associated to her. So hopefully if we find the car we'll find her," he said.

The couple has been married less than a year. Sarbjit came to Canada three years ago and her husband a year later. It is an arranged marriage.

With a report from CTV British Columbia's Lisa Rossington

Newlywed pleads for help finding missing B.C. woman

By: ctvbc.ca

Date: Wednesday Dec. 1, 2010 5:47 PM PT

The husband of a missing Surrey, B.C., woman is asking for the public's help to find his new bride, who disappeared over the weekend.

Sarbjit Johal, 21, was last seen at 3:30 a.m. on Sunday as she drove away from her home in the area of 126 Street and 91a Avenue. Police say family members reported her driving away in her car, a green 1992 Toyota Camry with the licence plate 094NEA. Slideshow image

Her husband Malkit returned from work to find her gone.

"I don't know why she left the house," he told CTV News. "We didn't find any clues."

Sarabjit and Malkit are newlyweds -- they honeymooned in Whistler in March.

"Everything was going well," Malkit said.

He says his wife's disappearance is totally out of character, and he hasn't had any phone calls from her.

"It's the first time she left the house," he said. "She left the phone in the house -- I don't know where she went."

Now members of the family are papering the neighbourhood with posters of the missing woman, who is described as 5-6 tall, 146 pounds, with long brown hair usually tied in a ponytail. Sarabjit, who is of South Asian descent, was last seen wearing a pink t-shirt, green jacket and white pajama bottoms.

Surrey RCMP say they are actively investigating the disappearance, but won't divulge any theories about where she has gone -- or why.

"To get into specific details about this one, I don't really want to do that at this time. I don't want to compromise any ongoing investigation," Const. Peter Neily said.

"For someone to leave at that time of the morning out of character, that does cause us concern as police. It also causes her family concern."

Sarabjit's family and police are asking anyone with information on her whereabouts to call Surrey RCMP.

With a report from CTV British Columbia's Shannon Paterson

Public assistance to locate missing woman

File # 2010-157121

2010-11-29 09:53 PST

The Surrey RCMP are looking for the public’s help in locating a missing Surrey woman, 21 year old Sarabjit JOHAL.

Sarabjit JOHAL was last seen on November 28 at approximately 3:30am, leaving her residence in the area of 126 Street and 91a Avenue in Surrey, BC. She was seen leaving in her vehicle, a 1992 Toyota Camry, green in colour, with BC licence plate "094NEA". Ms. JOHAL’s family are concerned for her well being as it is very out of character for her to be missing.

Ms. JOHAL is described as follows:

-5'6" tall, 146 pounds

-South Asian descent

-Long brown hair likely tied back in a ponytail

-Wearing a pink t-shirt, green jacket, and white pajama bottoms with green shading.

Should you have any information concerning the whereabouts of Ms. JOHAL or her vehicle, please contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 or your local police.

Josh Bowe

Deroche  BC

Mission BC

Missing Person - 21 year old from Deroche
File # 10-14768

2010-11-29 14:20 PST

Mission RCMP is seeking the publics assistance in locating a missing 21 year old male from the Deroche, B.C. area that has not been heard from or seen by friends or family in 10 days.

The missing is Josh Bowe, 21 years of age, he is caucasian, approx 6' tall, very thin, likely wearing a dark winter parka and hi-top army style boots, as well as jeans or possibly camo pants. He wears glasses and has long bushy dark auburn hair. Photo Josh Bowe

His family last saw him in Deroche on the morning of 20101119. He frequently walks the train tracks from Mission to Deroche.

His family and friends are very concerned for his safety as he has not been heard from in 10 days.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Josh, please contact the Mission RCMP at 604-826-7161. If you wish to remain anonymous please call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. They are open 24/7. You do not have to give your name, address, or your telephone number. You do not have to testify in court. A cash reward of up to $2,000.00 will be paid for any information that leads to an arrest and charge.


Rhody Lake

Sunshine Coast BC

Disappearance of a Woman in 2005 May be Foul Play

File # Missing Person - Lake

2010-11-26 08:56 PST

They want closure. The pain of not knowing what happened to their mother, who disappeared on a walk five years ago, clearly still torments her three adult children. Since no trace of her has turned up in all this time, foul play is a consideration.

Petite, fit 80-year-old Rhody Lake disappeared on the afternoon of Grey Cup Sunday, Nov. 27, 2005 while on a walk near Sechelt’s Porpoise Bay Provincial Park. Later that day the Edmonton Eskimos would defeat the Montreal Allouettes with an overtime field goal.

Lake is described as having reddish-gray shoulder length hair and blue eyes, and is approximately 5'2" and 120 pounds. She was carrying a walking stick and wearing gloves and a bright red/orange toque.

“She was last seen talking to a tall older man with gray hair and a tan jacket on Sechelt Inlet Road, near the entrance to the park. He had a medium-to-large sized dog with him,” says Sergeant Stuart Falebrinza with the Sunshine Coast RCMP. “We made extensive appeals at the time, but have not been able to identify the man. We are still looking for him, or anyone who knows something, to come forward.”

“My mother loved to be outside and she was very familiar with the area and all the trails,” says her daughter Jennifer Lake Tipper. Photos of Rhody taken that summer show a lively woman who looks far younger than her years.

Tipper and her siblings thought at first Rhody must have fallen during her walk – perhaps even off a cliff or down a gully since she’d often go off trail.

Alec Tebbutt, Search and Rescue manager, said the search he led for Rhody is one of the largest he’s ever been involved in, covering 40 sq. kilometres. Five police dogs and an RCMP helicopter joined 16 trained Search and Rescue teams, the coastguard auxiliary, a private helicopter and over 200 volunteers.

“There were no clues – nothing to follow up on,” he said of the results of the search. It’s an unusual outcome, as there were also numerous shoreline searches, two evidence searches and other less formal searches done in the areas in the following years. Tebbutt is confident there was no area neglected in the search.

“Something should have been located of hers,” says Sergeant Falebrinza. “Either a walking stick or hat…Where she was last seen walking was a very busy road. Someone in a vehicle might have struck her, and not meant to. We recognize that people do get scared, but should that be the case, we really need that person to come forward. Rhody’s family deserves that closure.”

“I think it’s worse when you can think of 200 things that could have happened to her, rather than knowing the one thing that did happen,” says Tipper. “You can tend to go pretty nuts when you think of all the possibilities. I’ve had a lot people say, ‘You know, she’s in a better place now. Isn’t that a comfort?’” She pauses. “Actually no. It’s not. I’ve had a lot of family members die, and this is not the same.”

“If you know anything, any bit of information that you have, please come forward.”

Anyone with information can contact the Sechelt RCMP at 604-885-2266 or remain anonymous by contacting Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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By Ian Mulgrew, Vancouver Sun November 22, 2010

Five years after 80-year-old Rhody Lake vanished from her Sunshine Coast home, police are taking a fresh look, hoping to solve the mystery of the spunky, independent writer and natural health activist's disappearance.

"For the past few months I've been involved with a new team of RCMP in Sechelt who have been reviewing and re-investigating my mom's case," daughter Jennifer Tipper said.

"They're looking at it from a criminal angle and maybe there was some foul play."

A new CrimeStoppers re-enactment being filmed Tuesday will air soon, she added, in the hope it will elicit even a scrap of information that could lead to an explanation.

Rhodanthe was Lake's given name -- after the pretty pink Australian daisy; it is Greek for "rose flower" -- but she went by the more pugnacious "Rhody."

That fit her personality.

Editor of Burnaby-based Alive! magazine from 1991 through 2002, she was a feature in Sechelt for the last years of her life after three decades in Langley.

While in the Fraser Valley, Lake wrote a column for The Vancouver Sun throughout the 1970s and '80s called Life in the Country, chronicling the lives of local farmers, crafts people and artists.

She taught creative writing and worked in public relations at Trinity Western University. Along with her late husband Ian, Lake was a great supporter of the Langley Players Little Theatre.

An avid evangelical Christian, the feisty octogenarian was a passionate opponent of abortion, sugar, food irradiation, animal growth hormones and genetic engineering of food plants.

More than a 120 people turned out for a celebration of her vibrant life in 2007.

"She touched so many people," Tipper said.

Lake was apparently out for a walk near her Sechelt home on a snowy Grey Cup Sunday, Nov. 27, 2005, and was last seen near the entrance to Porpoise Bay Park.

The RCMP back then tried in vain to find a tall, elderly man in his 60s or 70s wearing a tan coat with a dog spotted standing nearby at the same time, as if waiting for her.

For five days, police scoured the dense woods and found nothing. A search with a cadaver dog was similarly futile.

Boats and divers combed local waters without finding a scrap of evidence.

Remains that later washed up on nearby Merry Island were tested but the DNA did not match Lake's.

Private investigators hired by the family also came up empty.

Although the case was initially considered a missing persons investigation, Tipper says the family and police have come to believe it's possible something more sinister may have happened.

"She went walking all the time and was not likely to have fallen and got hurt without leaving a sign," Tipper said.

"A lot of things weren't done at the time. It was a funding issue. There were things that could have been done. As hard as [re-examining the cold case] is, it's a good thing. There has already been lots of support in the community, and of course the hope is that all this might trigger someone's memory, or break someone's silence, and maybe bring us to some kind of conclusion. ... It's very haunting."

imulgrew@vancouversun.com

Cole Lambert

19-year-old missing since Nov. 12

November 20, 2010

Citizen staff

Prince George RCMP have issued a missing persons bulletins 19-year-old Cole Lambert who was last seen in downtown Prince George on Friday, Nov. 12.

He is described as six feet tall, 180 pounds with blue eyes, brown hair, a thin brown mustache and a thin goatee and sporting a tattoo on his right shoulder of a partial skull with some eyes and the letters "CTB." It's not know what Lambert was last wearing.

Anyone who has information on either of these two cases is asked to call Prince George RCMP at 250-561-3300 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or www.pgcrimestoppers.bc.ca.

 
Dietmar Joseph FAETH

Prince George
Third Search For Missing Man Turns Up No New Clues
SFile # Prince George 2010-33635
2011-07-13 16:58 PDT
July 14, 2011
Prince George, BC

On July 9th, 2011, the Prince George RCMP with assistance from Prince George Search & Rescue, conducted a third search for Dietmar Josef FAETH, a 74 year old Prince George man that went missing last October. The search was conducted in the area where Mr. FAETH's distinctive orange Dodge camper van was located, just off the Upper Fraser Forest Service Road, near Sinclair Mills.

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Searchers were hopeful to find evidence of Mr. FAETH's where-a-bouts, now that the snow has melted in the area. Items were located, but investigators have not been able to determine whether they belong to Mr. FAETH or whether they can help to explain his disappearance.

It's been 9 months since anyone has seen Dietmar Josef FAETH. FAETH was last seen by friends in mid-October 2010 in Prince George and was reported missing on November 8th, two days after he was scheduled to fly to a warmer climate for the winter.

On November 15th, 2010, FAETH's van was located off the Fraser Forest Service Road, northeast of the City. FAETH was not located. The following day, an extensive search of the area was conducted by Prince George Search & Rescue with assistance from the Prince George RCMP's Police Dog Section. Again, no sign of Mr. FAETH. A few days later, two members of the Prince George RCMP Police Dog Section and their service dogs, returned to the area and conducted further searches, but were unsuccessful.Photo of van owned by Dietmar Josef FAETH

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The Prince George RCMP are requesting to speak to anyone that may have spoken to or seen Mr. FAETH or his camper van last October or November. If you have any information about the disappearance of Dietmar Josef FAETH, please contact Cst. Pescolla at the Prince George RCMP at (250)561-3300 or anonymously call Crime Stoppers at 1(800)222-TIPS (8477).

Prince George BC

Police Seek Help in Missing Person's Case

By 250 News

Thursday, March 24, 2011 10:46 AM

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Prince George, B.C.- It's been nearly six months since anyone has seen Dietmar Josef Faeth, a 73 year old Prince George man  who has been missing since last October. He was last seen by friends October 15th, 2010 and was preparing to fly to a warmer climate for the winter.

Faeth was reported missing on November 8th, two days after he was scheduled to fly out of Prince George.

On November 15th, 2010, his distinctive orange Dodge camper van was located on the Fraser Forest Service Road, northeast of the City. Faeth was not located. The following day, an extensive search of the area was conducted by Prince George Search & Rescue with assistance from the Prince George RCMP's Police Dog Section.

Again, no sign of Faeth.

The Prince George RCMP are requesting to speak to anyone that may have spoken to or seen Mr.Faeth or his camper van last October or November. If you have any information about the disappearance of Dietmar Josef FAETH, please contact Cst. Pescolla at the Prince George RCMP at (250)561-3300 or anonymously call Crime Stoppers at 1(800)222-TIPS (8477).

Prince George

December 21, 2010

Frank Peebles

Citizen staff

fpeebles@pgcitizen.ca

An elderly outdoorsman from the Prince George area is still missing, and with the onset of winter, the lack of contact is gravely concerning for searchers.

Dietmar Joseph Faeth, 73, was last seen in mid-October. He was scheduled to fly out of Prince George on a prepaid flight on Nov. 6 but missed the flight. Then, nine days later, police got a call from someone who had seen a distinctive van in the bush that hadn't moved for some time. It was Faeth's.

"There doesn't appear to be any signs of foul play, but it is very concerning," said Prince George RCMP spokesman Cpl. Craig Douglass. "It is not suspicious but it is mysterious. It was found in the Prince George detachment area, on a rural part of North Fraser Forest Service Road, northeast of the city. It was intact. It was locked. It was stuck and it looked like he made attempts to free it."

What happened to him is not at all clear. The weather was turning cold the first staying snowfall of the winter happened during the search. It was in an area commonly inhabited by wildlife. The bush was dense, the Fraser River was nearby, the factors are many that prevent a definitive conclusion.

The first search was conducted around the newly found vehicle on Nov. 16. It involved Prince George Search and Rescue, members of the RCMP's Forensic Identification Unit, a police dog unit, and after the main surrounding area was covered the searchers expanded it to a larger area.

The dog unit was back out again on Nov. 23 and covered the area once more. Police are not ready to simply close the file.

"He liked to mushroom-pick, he fishes, he does know that area quite well and likes to go there," said Douglass. "We are considering it an active missing persons file. He was not known as a very social person, but for him to miss his flight like that is very strange."

A friend of Faeth's told The Citizen that he was missed.

"He wasn't a hermit, but you could tell he enjoyed being in the bush, he was a loner, and liked being outdoors," said the friend. "I found him fascinating. He was very interesting and very interested in what others were doing."

Faeth is known to live and travel in his orange 1977 Dodge motor home (license plate 829 HXR), the one found stuck on the bush road.

He is described as a Caucasian male who is five-feet-seven-inches tall, weighs 200 pounds and has hazel eyes and grey hair.

If anyone can help determine Faeth's activities during that time, please call Prince George RCMP at 250-561-3300 or anonymously call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS / www.pgcrimestoppers.bc.ca.

RCMP Look for Missing Prince George Man

File # 2010-33635

2010-11-15 11:38 PST

Prince George RCMP are asking for the public's assistance in locating a missing 73 yr old man.

Dietmar Josef FAETH was last seen in mid October and was scheduled to leave Prince George on a confirmed West Jet flight on November 6, 2010. Police confirmed that FAETH purchased the ticket in advance but did not make the flight.  Friends of FAETH advised police that  FAETH was looking forward to the planned trip and it was most unusual that he had not contacted anyone.

Dietmar Joseph FAETH is known to live and travels in his Orange 1977 Dodge Motor home (license plate 829 HXR).

Dietmar Joseph FAETH is described as a Caucasian male, 73 yrs of age, 5'11, weighs 200 lbs, has hazel eyes and grey hair.

If anyone has information as to the whereabouts of Dietmar Joseph FAETH or his Orange Dodge Motor home, please contact the Prince George RCMP at (250) 561-3300 or call CRIME STOPPERS at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

Dianne Stewart

Penticton BC

What happened to Dianne Stewart after a 1996 New Year's Eve partyFile # 2001-Stewart

2010-11-03 18:30 PDT

Investigators are once again seeking the public’s assistance in solving the 1996 disappearance and murder of 42 year old Dianne Stewart.

What we know about the victim:

Name: Dianne Mary Stewart (nee Prest)

Location: Penticton, British Columbia

Details: On December 31st, 1996 Dianne Mary Stewart attended a New Years Eve party on the Penticton Indian Reserve. This was one of several parties that night on the Reserve that was attended by many people. During the course of the evening, Dianne left the party on foot and was last seen walking on the Reserve in the area of Green Mountain Road.

Dianne is described as 5’5”, 129 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a black leather jacket, black jeans and black winter boots. She was the mother to three teenage sons at the time of her disappearance. She was much loved by her family and friends, who advised that her disappearance and lack of contact was unusual and out of character.

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What the investigation has revealed:

On January 5th, 1997 Dianne was reported missing and an extensive ground, air and water search was conducted in the surrounding area, however she was not located.

On May 7th, 1997 the remains of Dianne STEWART were discovered on the Penticton Indian Reserve, on the slope of Westhills north of Band Office.  As a result of Forensic examination, a cause of death has been confirmed; however it is not being released at this time. Stewart’s death has been ruled a homicide and that she died as a result of foul play.

The file was turned over to the Provincial Unsolved Homicide Unit in 2007.

Do you know something?

It has been thirteen years since Dianne’s disappearance and murder. Despite an active and on-going investigation, no one has ever been charged. Investigators are following up on a number of theories surrounding this crime, and have not ruled out the possibility that this was a crime of opportunity or a random attack. They believe that someone has the information they need to solve this case and especially help determine what Dianne did after she left the party prior to her being discovered. Did she attend another party? Did she leave the reserve? Did she get a ride from a friend or take a cab?

If you know anything about the disappearance and murder of Dianne Stewart you are asked to contact the investigative tip line at 1-877-543-4822.

Jesokah Adkens

Can you solve the disappearance of Jesokah Adkens?

File # 2001-924
2010-11-02 18:30 PDT

Investigators are once again seeking the public’s assistance in solving the 2001 disappearance of 17 year old Jesokah Adkens.

What we know about the victim:

Jesokah Adkens
Sooke, British Columbia
Details: On September 26th, 2001 at approximately 9:30 pm, Jesokah ADKENS was seen standing at a bus stop near Saseenos Elementary School in Sooke, BC (6066 Sooke Rd). She was believed to be on her way home to feed her dog. Jesokah was never seen again. She is described as blond, with blue eyes, 165 cm (5’5”) and about 50 kg (110 pounds). She was last seen wearing a light blue sweater, a dark blue cotton hoody style sweater, dark blue jeans and running shoes.

On September 29th, 2001, Jocelan ADKENS, Jesokah's mother, reported her missing to the local Sooke RCMP Detachment. Though Jesokah did not live with Clayten and Jocelan ADKENS (mother and father), it was very unusual for her not to have contact with them or her brothers.

At the time of her disappearance Jesokah was residing in the Sooke area with a roommate. She was 17 years old and was attending school at Edward Milne Secondary. She was a very social person and was well known throughout the Sooke and Port Renfrew communities. She associated with people from all walks of life, she hitch hiked regularly from points anywhere between Port Renfrew, Sooke and Victoria.

What the investigation has revealed:

The Sooke RCMP Detachment opened a missing persons file on Jesokah and she was subsequently placed on the Canadian Police Information Centre (CPIC) database as missing. The Sooke RCMP Detachment commenced a lengthy investigation into the whereabouts of Jesokah, which included a substantial ground, air and water search. As the investigation unfolded it became more and more evident foul play could not be ruled out.

On October 2nd, 2001, the Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit (VIIMCU) (formerly known as Island District Major Crime) attended the Sooke RCMP Detachment to assist with this investigation, as it was deemed suspicious in nature by the Sooke RCMP Detachment.

Do you know something?

It has been nine years since Jesokah disappeared. Despite an active and on-going investigation she has never been found. The Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit and the Sooke RCMP Detachment are asking for assistance from the community, to please come forward with any information they may have regarding Jesokah ADKENS and her disappearance. Please report this information directly to the Vancouver Island Integrated Major Crime Unit tip line at (250) 380-6200 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 


Michelle DuRocher

Kelowna BC

Michelle DuRocher was reported missing, by her Legal Guardian, in June of 2010. DuRocher has a history of disappearing from her home for weeks and months at a time. During those times, she was often seen in the community and was found to have used Social Networking sites to keep in contact with her friends. On this occasion, DuRocher was not sighted in the community, however, up until August her Guardian found evidence that she was in Calgary. Since that time, there has been no contact or evidence of where she is currently. Michelle is a friendly and pleasant young woman who is very social and easily makes friends.

Kelowna RCMP have liaised with Calgary Police in order to locate her, but so far, there has been no success. Michelle is described as Metis, 5' 3" tall with long dark brown hair and brown eyes. She has a tattoo, with the word "Freedom" on the inside of one of her wrists.

Police are asking that if anyone has any information as to Michelle's whereabouts, please contact the Kelowna RCMP at 250-762-3300 or call Crime Stoppers to report at 1-800-222-8477.

Autumn Peters-Mackillop

Burnaby - Missing youth

File # 2010-49390
2010-10-30 16:47 PDT

The Burnaby RCMP is seeking the public’s assistance in locating 15year old Autumn Peters-Mackillop.

Autumn is from Vancouver Island and was visiting a friend in Burnaby. She was last seen on Thursday October 28 walking towards the Skytrain at Metrotown with a friend she had just met and has not been heard from since. She may be in the Vancouver or Burnaby area and her family is concerned for her well being.

She is an Aboriginal girl who is described as having a thin build and is around 5’5”, 100lbs. She has long blonde hair, which she mostly wears tied up, brown eyes and was last seen wearing a grey hoody, black and grey striped tank top with blue leggings and black furry boots.

If you have seen Autumn or know of her whereabouts please contact the Burnaby RCMP at (604)294-7922.



Child Rescue App
David MOYER

Missing Person

File # 2010-13901 Missing Person
2010-10-13 16:28 PDT

On October 9th, 2010 the North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP received information that a Mr. David MOYER of Duncan has not been heard from since Sunday October 3rd, 2010.Mr. MOIR was last seen at the Warmland Shelter in Duncan where he resides. Police to date have not determined the location of Mr. MOIR and are asking for assistance from the public in locating him. Mr. MOIR is described as being 5 ‘11” tall, approximately 220 lbs, fair complexion with shoulder length blond hair, reddish beard and blue eyes. He is 60 years of age. Mr. MOYER who is often seen in the downtown core of Duncan, walks at a slow pace with a limp.

If anyone has information as to Mr. MOIR’s location please contact the North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP at 250-748-5522

Please direct any media enquiries to the attention of Cpl. Kevin Day at the email address of kevin.day@rcmp-grc.gc.ca.

Joseph Victor Hall
Gitanmmax BC

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RCMP asking for help finding missing man
Smithers Interior News

By Shannon Hurst - Smithers Interior News
Published:
September 29, 2010 8:00 AM

The New Hazelton RCMP are calling on the public to help find a 43-year-old man from Gitanmmax by the name of Joseph Victor Hall.

Hall was reported missing on Sept. 18, by his spouse. 

“Hall had dealings with the Williams Lake RCMP on that date but it was not known that he had been reported missing at the time,” Corp. Don Wrigglesworth stated in a press release. “Hall had travelled to Williams Lake for court and never appeared for his court matter.”

He last spoke to his spouse on Sept. 15 placing a call from the Williams Lake Slumber Lodge pay phone Wrigglesworth said.

“Queries have been conducted with Hall’s family in Bella Bella, but they have not seen or heard from him for over a month,” he explained.

The RCMP are asking that if anyone knows of Hall’s whereabouts or has heard from him in the past few weeks, to please contact the New Hazelton detachment or his spouse.

Prince George woman with 'high-risk lifestyle' missing since Sept. 10

By Staff Reporter, The Province October 1, 2010 12:07 PM

Patrick Lyle Boulton

Prince Rupert
Vehicle of Missing Person, Patrick BOULTON, Recovered
Share | File # 2010-8185
2010-11-12 09:08 PST
Patrick Lyle BOULTON was reported missing on October 10, 2010. He was last seen in Prince Rupert, BC on October 6, 2010.

Patrick BOULTON's 2004 grey Honda Civic was recovered on November 11, 2010 by Prince Rupert RCMP after Terrace RCMP received a report from the public that a grey vehicle was visible in the Skeena River. The vehicle was located in the Skeena River approximately 74 km East of Prince Rupert. The vehicle has been extracted from the water and will be examined by the forensic identification unit and the coroner and will undergo a mechanical inspection.

The RCMP dive team and a collision and reconstruction analyst were on scene during the extraction of the vehicle. There was mild to moderate damage to the vehicle. No body was recovered from the scene. RCMP are continuing to search the area around where the vehicle was located for evidence.

Please contact RCMP or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS if you have any information about BOULTON's whereabouts.

Prince Rupert RCMP seeking public's assistance in locating missing person

Published: October 12, 2010 11:30 AM

Prince Rupert RCMP are seeking the public's assistance in locating a missing person who hasn't been heard from since October 6.

Patrick Lyle Boulton, a 57 year-old man who is described as 5'6" and 140 pounds with short grey hair and moustache, was lastseen October 6, 2010. He told a friend he was heading to Kelowna and would be back on October 9, 2010.

lease contact RCMP if you have any information about Boulton's, whereabouts or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS


Child Rescue App
Cynthia Frances Maas

Prince George
RCMP identify recently found human remains as that of missing Cynthia
Frances Maas
File # 2010-30442
2010-10-15 21:33 PDT

The Prince George RCMP have confirmed the identity of the deceased female found near LC Gunn Park on October 8th, 2010, as 35 yr old Cynthia Frances Maas of Prince George, BC.  Investigators are classifying her death as a homicide. 

"The human remains found last Friday, by the Prince George RCMP, on October 8th, have been identified as that of Cynthia Maas, by way of fingerprint examination and comparison.  Our investigators attended to the post mortem forensic examination on Wednesday October 13, held in Kamloops.  On Thursday, October 14, these fingerprint comparison results were confirmed as positive, at which time our investigators met in person with the Maas family, who reside outside of the Prince George area.  RCMP investigators discussed our findings in addition to offering our sincerest condolences for their loss" stated Cpl Dan Moskaluk.

The investigation into the murder of Cynthia Maas is continuing and is led by the Prince George GIS Section, with a team of between 30 to 40 investigators assigned. 

“We do want the general public to remain vigilant, in particular our more vulnerable citizens."

The sole and most important fact that has been established, is that Cynthia Maas is a victim.  Our duty and responsibility is to bring to justice, whomever is responsible for her death" added Cpl Dan Moskaluk

If anyone has information regarding the murder of Cynthia Frances Maas, we ask that you get into contact with the Prince George RCMP at (250)561-3300, your local police services or if you would like to remain anonymous, please contact CRIME STOPPERS at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

Cpl Dan Moskaluk will meet with media agencies at the Prince George RCMP Detachment 999 Brunswick St on Saturday, October 16th at noon 12:00 pm.

Released by

Cpl. Dan Moskaluk
Senior Media Relations Officer
South East and North District
170 -395 Penno Road, Kelowna BC V1X-7W5
Office: (250) 863-7433
Cell: (250) 863-7433
Fax: (250) 491-2381
Email: dan.moskaluk@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

Cynthia Maas: Last seen Sept. 10 in Prince George.

Photograph by: Submitted, RCMP

Police in the Prince George area are asking for help finding a woman with a "high-risk lifestyle" who has been missing for three weeks.

Local RCMP say Cynthia Frances Maas, 35, was reported missing by friends, who have not seen her since Sept. 10 in the area of Juniper Street and 19th Avenue.

"Family and friends are concerned about Cynthia ... as she normally has regular contact with them, despite the high-risk lifestyle she leads," said Const. Lesley Smith in a release Friday.

Maas is described as native, five-foot-two, 115 pounds, with brown eyes and long brown hair.

Police are asking her to contact them or her family and friends to let them know she is safe.


Natasha Lynn Montgomery

The 'Missing Person' Who's Dearly Missed

By Michelle Cyr-Whiting

Monday, October 25, 2010 04:00 AM

 

Prince George, B.C. - Natasha Lynn Montgomery is a daughter, sister, and mother who is deeply missed.

That's the message the parents of the missing 23-year-old woman would like to get out to the public at this time.

(at right, Natasha Lynn Montgomery,  missing since August)

Montgomery was last seen in Prince George in late August. Prince George RCMP continue to investigate her missing persons case alongside the murder investigation of Cynthia Maas.

Louanne Montgomery is sharing personal pictures of Natasha because she's not comfortable with the one the RCMP distributed. She says she doesn't feel it's helpful to put out a picture that so obviously doesn't do her daughter justice.

Natasha Montgomery grew up in Quesnel where she was very involved in the local figure skating club for nine years, achieving her Junior Bronze medal. She was also an avid baseball player. But, unfortunately, had lost her way in recent years.

Louanne says she can't remember the exact date of Natasha's last phone call to her. It was sometime around August 26th and it was just one of her standard calls to 'touch base'.

Since then, the nightmare for her family has been unending.

Natasha has a four-year-old son and a three-year-old daughter. They live with their father, but spend lots of time with Natasha's parents while he's working. Louanne says the children do not know that their mother is missing.

Louanne is in regular contact with Prince George RCMP, calling every day or two to see if there are any updates. She would like to add that Natasha is Metis to the information already released as a result of the young woman's disappearance.

As for how she's coping, Louanne says, "I honestly don't even know how to put it into words -- it's just devastating."

She says Natasha was a beautiful person, inside and out.

Where is Natasha?

By 250 News

Thursday, September 30, 2010 07:30 AM

Prince George, B.C.- RCMP in Prince George are looking for information on the whereabouts of a 23 year old woman.

23 year old Natasha Lynn Montgomery has not been seen since late August. She is described as being Caucasian,  5’9 and  130lbs. She has  brown hair and green eyes.  She is known to change her hair colour frequently.

Although originally from Quesnel, Natasha was last seen in the area of Queensway and 3rd avenue in Prince George.

Anyone with information on her  whereabouts is asked to contact Prince George RCMP at 250-561-3300     
Christopher Meriwether

North Vancouver
Missing Male
2010-09-27 10:30 PDT

File #2010-26772

North Vancouver RCMP are appealing to the public today for help in locating 47-year-old Vancouver resident Christopher Meriwether who was last seen in North Vancouver on September 13th. He was last heard from 10 days ago, when he sent a text message to his brother, and he has not been heard from since.

Family members have tried calling Christopher but have been unable to make contact with him. Because it is out of character for Christopher to go so long with no contact, his family are concerned for his safety and wellbeing. Christopher does not usually spend time on the North Shore, but friends and family are hoping someone may have seen him in the Greater Vancouver area.

If you see Christopher, please contact police immediately.

Norman QUIGLEY

Ridge Meadows
Maple Ridge Man Missing

File # 2010-20812
2010-09-23 15:41 PDT

Maple Ridge, B.C- Ridge Meadows RCMP are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing male, Norman QUIGLEY. Mr. Quigley is known to have mental health issues and may be in need of assistance.

Mr.Quigley was reported missing to police on September 8, 2010, however it was believed that the last time he was seen was at the Caring Place on August 29, 2010. No one has heard from him in the past two weeks.

Mr.Quigley is described as a white male, 40 years old, brown eyes, reddish brown hair, slim build, approximately 150 pounds, and approximately 5'8" tall. It is unknown what he was wearing.

Anyone with any information as to Mr.Quigley’s whereabouts are asked to contact Ridge Meadows RCMP at PH#604-463-6251 , or the police agency where he is spotted.

 
Brian Martin

Man Goes Missing After AEROSMITH Concert In Vancouver - Sep. 20,2010
According to News1130, the police in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada is looking for a 52-year-old man who was last seen at the AEROSMITH concert in Vancouver on Thursday, September 16.

Brian Martin didn't show up for work the next day, and according to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP), there are no obvious reasons why he could be missing.

Martin is described as Native, 5 foot 5, with black brushcut and brown eyes. He has a Wolf Howling at Moon tattoo on his left arm. He may be wearing black leather, burgundy dress shirt, blue jeans, black belt and a black backpack.

If you have any information, you are asked to call Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502

Wayne David King

Ridge Meadows BC

Ridge Meadows
Police Search For Missing Man

File # 2010-20416
2010-09-15 15:41 PDT

Maple Ridge, B.C. - Ridge Meadows RCMP are requesting the public’s assistance in locating 56 year old Wayne David King. Mr. King has not been heard, or seen, since getting on a bus in Maple Ridge, and was supposed to be heading for Vancouver, B.C., around 1:00 p.m. on Saturday August 28, 2010.

Mr. King had just recently moved to Maple Ridge from Vancouver. He has some medical issues, and he has no medications that he requires, which will severely affect his health. Mr. King is described as a white male, 5'05" tall, and weighing 99 pounds. He has short grey hair.

Anyone with any information as to Mr. King’s whereabouts are asked to call Ridge Meadows RCMP at PH# 604-463-6251 or any police department in the jurisdiction that Mr. King



Amber Alyssa Tuccaro

Remains of Amber Alyssa Tuccaro located

Karyn Mulcahy, Global News : Tuesday, September 04, 2012 6:31 PM

RCMP says the remains of Amber Alyssa Tuccaro were located in this area near Leduc.
RCMP says the remains of Amber Alyssa Tuccaro were located in this area near Leduc, Photo Credit: Quinn Ohler , Global News

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EDMONTON - KARE investigators announced at a press conference on Tuesday that the remains of Amber Alyssa Tuccaro have been found near Leduc.

Tuccaro had been the subject of a missing persons case since she vanished in August of 2010.

The circumstances surrounding her disappearance are considered to be suspicious.

Investigators say that horseback riders found a human skull on September 1st, and over the weekend dental records were used to identify it as belonging to Tuccaro.

A ground search will be conducted over the next 48 hours where the remains were located.

"This is very sad news for the Tuccaro family, and our thoughts are with them, "said Staff Sergeant Gerard MacNeil of KARE. " This discovery brings us closer to finding out what happened to Amber."

The discovery comes less than a week after police released a chilling audio tape of a conversation between Tuccaro and an unknown male.

The conversation was believed to be recorded after she was last seen at her Nisku hotel on the evening of August 18, 2010.

"We know that the voice on the tape belongs to a man who was in Amber's company after she was last seen, so identifying him is a critical piece in our investigation," said RCMP Staff Sergeant Gerard MacNeil of KARE in a written release.

Some of the material on the tape is disturbing, as Tuccaro expresses concern about her whereabouts.

Investigators believe that the male on the tape could aid them in figuring out what happened to Tuccaro.

The two minute conversation is available to listen to online.

"There is no connection between this latest discovery and the audio tape we released last week, "said S/Sgt. MacNeil of KARE. "However, the RCMP is extremely grateful for the help we have received from the public in response to the tape, and we still encourage people to go online and listen."

Tuccaro, a Fort McMurray resident, was 20 years old when she was last seen.

Anyone with information about Tuccaro's disappearance is asked to call the RCMP KARE Unit toll free at-1-877- 412-KARE (5273) or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Edmonton residents can also call KARE at 780-509-3356.

© Global News. A division of Shaw Media Inc., 2012.

A parent's worst nightmare

Matt Dykstra, Edmonton Sun

First posted: Monday, August 1, 2011 7:40:31 MDT PM

Ever since Amber Alyssa Tuccaro went missing, Vivian Tuccaro has lived her life day to day, waiting by the phone for news of her daughter’s whereabouts.

It’s been almost a year since Amber went missing on Aug. 18, 2010, when she never returned to a hotel in Nisku she was sharing with her son and a friend.

It was very unlike the 20-year-old to just stop calling, or texting, or updating her Facebook status, Vivian said. Now, almost a year later, the Tuccaro family can only hope they’ll get the answers they’re searching for.

“It’s a parent’s worst nightmare,” Vivian said. “All we have is hope. The police have nothing. No concrete evidence. It’s like my daughter vanished off the face of the earth.”

RCMP Sgt. Patrick Webb was sad to agree. He said they’ve hit a brick wall in the case, questioned every acquaintance and followed every clue.

“We have a situation where she was literally there one minute and gone the next,” Webb said. “We want people to basically put pressure on other people to come forward with information.

“This family has gone through a real tragedy trying to find out what happened to their daughter and their sister.”

Amber has a son, Jacob, who is now in Vivian’s care in Fort Chipewyan. He was only 15 months at the time his mother vanished. Now two, Jacob’s only reminder of his mother is the photograph he and Vivian kiss before bed every night. Vivian said Jacob is the only thing holding her together.

“He’s my strength. I look at Jacob and I see Amber,” Vivian said through sobs, “He misses his mom, I can tell, but he’s just a child, just a baby.”

The Tuccaro family organized an awareness walk and vigil for Amber this past Saturday at the Sacred Heart Church of the First Peoples with the help of the Stolen Sister’s Organization, an advocacy group for missing or murdered aboriginal women.

Together they asked anyone who knows anything about Amber’s whereabouts to come forward.

“In Amber’s case, there’s somebody out there who knows where she is,” said April Eve of the Stolen Sisters. “They can call into Crime Stoppers anonymously, even if just to provide this family some closure.”

Vivian said the endless wondering and not knowing what happened to Amber is killing her family, so they will never stop looking. She posts on Amber’s Facebook page everyday in the hope that her only daughter might know how much her parents, four brothers and son miss her.

“If Amber’s reading this,” she said, “her family loves and misses her very much and all they want is for her to come home.”

If you or anyone you know has seen Amber Alyssa Tuccaro, please contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).


Amber Alyssa Tucarro Awareness Walk

Amber Alyssa Tucarro Awareness Walk

Photograph by: Global News, Globaltvedmonton.com

A walk was held on Saturday - to remember a young woman who disappeared almost one year ago.

Amber Alyssa Tuccaro was reported missing last August. Family and friends are looking for answers.

For Amber's mother, the past year has been hard. Vivian Tuccaro said she needs information.

"it's a nightmare...A parents worst nightmare"

"I need to find my girl, I need to find Amber...I need to bring Amber home to us

Next month marks the one year anniversary of the disappearance. Amber Tuccaro would now be 21-years-old. Tuccaro was reported missing last August after she failed to come back to a hotel in Nisku where she had been staying with her now two-year-old son. Not giving up hope, The young woman's mother said it's important for the toddler to be with his mother.

"There's a big void missing, Jacob needs his mommy. It's not fair.

As a member of the Mikisew Cree First Nation, Tuccaro had been living in Fort Chipewyan at the time she disappeared.

As family and friends made the trip to edmonton for the "Amber Alyssa Tucarro Awareness Walk", RCMP are now turning to the public for help

Sgt. Patrick Webb said the disappearance is unusual and believes someone knows something about it.

"Just the circumstances makes it suspicious. To have someone literally disappear off the face of the earth. We know someone knows, what we want to do is get that info in our hands so investigators can work on it"

Amber joins more than 500 other aboriginal women across Canada - either missing or murdered

Amber's mother continues to hold out hope for a happy ending.

"I pray and hope that my daughter is out there"

Anyone with information related to the case is asked to contact RCMP.

With files from Linda Nguyen

RCMP appeal for help in case of missing Fort McMurray woman

Global News: Wednesday, July 27, 2011 2:35 PM

One year after the mysterious disappearance of a Fort McMurray woman, RCMP are again asking the public for assistance in locating her.

20-year-old Amber Alyssa Tuccaro was last heard from on August 18, 2010.

Tuccaro left her mother's home in Fort McMurray to travel to Nisku with a friend for a medical appointment. Her friend says Tuccaro left a hotel in Nisku late one night and never came back.

"I don't even want to think about it but I think that maybe something has happened to her because it's not like her," Tuccaro's mother Vivian told Global News at the time. "She always calls, I mean she's gone out before for a couple days or whatever but she always phones to check on her baby and to let me know that she's okay."

Tuccaro is approximately 5'1", 143 lbs with black hair and brown eyes. Anyone with information relating to her disappearance is asked to call RCMP at (780) 980-7267

Amber Tuccaro missing in Alberta

National News | 23. Nov, 2010

News that not only informs, but inspires.

See Video Appeal at http://aptn.ca/pages/news/2010/11/23/amber-tuccaro-missing-in-alberta/

The mother of a missing Fort McMurray woman is pleading for help locating her daughter.

Vivian Tucarro said her daughter Amber Alyssa Tucarro, 20, was last seen in the Nisku area on Aug. 18 when Amber flew in from Fort McMurray with a friend.

“I just want my daughter home,” said Vivian.

Vivian said Amber has been known to take off like this before but has never gone longer than three days without calling.

“Not a peep. I am just going crazy here,” said Vivian.

A spokeswoman for the Leduc RCMP said they have noticed some activity on Amber’s social networking sites since her disappearance.

“We don’t have any reason to believe she is in any danger,” said Cst. Jodi Heidinger, spokewoman for Leduc RCMP.

Amber last posted on Facebook on Aug. 18.

“We know that she is in the Edmonton area,” said Heidinger.

Amber is described as aboriginal about five-foot-seven, 165 lbs, with brown hair with blonde streaks.

Anyone with any information regarding Amber’s whereabouts are asked to contact the RCMP.


Nisku, AB

Amber Alyssa Tuccaro has been missing since August 18,2010
Last seen or heard from in the Nisku, AB area

Amber is 5'7
Amber weighs 165 lbs
Amber has Brown hair with Blonde Streaks

She might be wearing a BENCH sweater (color unknown)

Amber likes to dress in all black

Amber is 20 Years of age

If anyone has seen or heard anything from Amber or about Amber can you please contact your local RCMP or her mother at (780)750-5003

Robert Ryan Franks

Coquitlam BC

Coquitlam RCMP seek public assistance in locating missing patient

File # 2010-28446
2010-09-15 13:02 PDT

Coquitlam RCMP is seeking the public’s assistance in locating Forensic Psychiatric Hospital patient, Robert Ryan Franks. Mr. Franks left the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital in Port Coquitlam on September 12th on an authorized leave and did not return by his scheduled curfew time.

There is concern about Mr. Franks' condition as he is at risk of deterioration without medication, which in turn may cause him to become aggressive towards others.

DESCRIPTION (photo attached):
White male
Short brown hair with beard/ moustache and brown eyes
33 years old
5'10” in height
290 pounds

Mr. Franks was last seen wearing black pants with a red shirt and a green jacket, white shoes and a white hat. Mr. Franks is known to frequent the Abbotsford and Langley area.

Anyone with information about Mr. Franks and his whereabouts since September 12th should contact the Coquitlam RCMP at 604-945-1550 begin_of_the_skype_highlightinend_of_the_skype_highlighting. If you see Mr. Franks do not approach or confront him, call 911 immediately.

Jonathan Jette and Rachel Bagnall

Quebec father returns again to look for missing son

Case of Jonathan Jetté and Rachael Bagnall remains open, unsolved after two years

by Alison Taylor
still looking Jonathan Jetté & Rachael Bagnall at Semaphore Lakes - Photo Submitted
Jonathan Jetté is never far from his younger brother's mind.

Though he has been missing for two years now, vanishing with his girlfriend Rachael Bagnall while hiking in the Pemberton backcountry, he is always present, his disappearance never far from Miguel Jetté's thoughts.

"I always think about it... it's hard to understand," Jetté emailed this week. "My wife and I think about it and talk about scenarios still. It's haunting our family quite a bit."

This weekend will be particularly hard, with the Labour Day holiday marking the two-year anniversary of that ill-fated trip into the backcountry.

Jetté's father is on his way back to Pemberton from Quebec this week, back to walk the trail that Jon and Rachael walked two years ago. He will likely come upon the simple wooden cross left there by Rachael's family last year.

Jetté's mother will come next week. Both were here this time last year, both still searching for their son.

There is no rest, no peace, for the Jettés.

"In the past two years, I've made a point of trying different things, and I always tell myself, "do it for Jon," said Miguel. "So Jon is here with me no matter what. It's just not right to not know what happened."

The tragic and puzzling case of missing hikers remains open with the Whistler RCMP but unresolved.

On Sept. 4, 2010 the couple went into the backcountry north of Pemberton, parking Jetté's car on the Spetch Creek Forest Service Road, the access point for a five hour hike into Valentine Lake, in the shadow of Cassiope and Saxifrage Mountains.

They never came home. No trace of them was ever found, save the car on the bumpy, dusty road.

"The case is open and we check out any leads as they come in," said Whistler RCMP Staff Sgt. Steve LeClair.

Those leads, however, have been few and far between.

Jetté's family asked police to contact Matt Gunn, author of

Scrambles in Southwest British Columbia, and to pick his brain on possible theories of what went wrong that September long weekend.

"It's hard not to feel some involvement there on some level," said Gunn, knowing that the couple used his book.

"I've certainly spent some time thinking about it and trying to figure out, in my mind, what might have happened."

He shared his thoughts this week.

Gunn said there is a creek close to the trailhead, which disappears as you head into the lake.

There is another creek flowing out of the lake — Peq Creek — and it leads into some pretty nasty terrain.

Gunn said he's had emails from people who have followed the wrong creek on the way out.

"It just seems like the most likely possibility in my mind," he said.

"It's just a theory. It's not really worth a whole heck of a lot."

But it's something. Another piece of the puzzle. Once again pointing back to Peq Creek.

That's where the initial search focused in the days after the couple was reported missing.

For Dave Steers, who led that search with Pemberton Search and Rescue (SAR), the creek is a constant reminder — it is visible from the SAR base.

"It's just right there; it's just so close," he said.

There have really been no significant clues, no hard leads, as to what happened to Jetté and Bagnall. No backpacks. No leftover campsite.

That vacuum of information has been the constant refrain of this particular search said Steers.

"You think there'd be something, somewhere, and yet so far, no. Nothing," he added.

For the family, thousands of miles away, there is another possibility.

"To be completely honest, I always think of the "foul play" scenario," wrote Miguel Jetté. "It's one thing that hasn't been looked into very much and it always makes me wonder. What if."

The scenarios of what happened at Valentine Lake or on the Spetch Creek Road or in the forest all around are endless.

"I think it's important for people to remember and know to look around a little bit when they are up on the mountain," wrote Miguel. "You never know what they'll see."


Pemberton News -
April 26, 2012

Eric MacKenzie
eric@whistlerquestion.com

More than 18 months after Jonathan Jette and Rachael Bagnall did not return from a hike in the Pemberton area, the RCMP is planning to conduct another search of the region where it’s believe the duo went missing.

Jette, 34, and Bagnall, 25, have been missing since September 2010 and despite multiple searches near the Cassiope and Saxifrage peaks north of the village, few clues to Vancouver residents’ whereabouts have been uncovered.

The RCMP is hoping that will change, as Staff Sgt. Steve LeClair told The Question on Monday (April 23) that police have told the Jette family it will “examine the area again where (Jette’s) vehicle was found.”

Jette’s vehicle was located north of Mount Currie on the Spetch Creek Forest Service Road on an initial search of the area. A pair of sunglasses that may have belonged to Bagnall were discovered around the same place and time, but it could not be confirmed if they were hers.

“We may use a police dog at this time,” said LeClair. “I plan on speaking to (Pemberton Search and Rescue) to see if there is any suggestions they have regarding any areas of high probability that can be searched by Lower Mainland ERT (Emergency Response Team) members who have a climbing profile.

“If there are any such areas I will request the assistance of ERT to examine those areas.”

LeClair said no dates for a future search have been set at this time for the hikers, who were on a multi-day hike in the area but were reported missing three days after they were due to return home. It is believed Jette and Bagnall had the necessary gear for their planned hike, but did not have climbing equipment, a GPS navigator, compass or map with them.

In a message to The Question sent Tuesday (April 24), Jette’s mother, Lise Grenier, said the time since their disappearance has been like a “very bad dream” as no evidence of what happened to Jette and Bagnall has been located.

“They just vanished and everyone knows that is impossible; they have to be somewhere and we have to know where,” Grenier wrote from her home in Montreal. “A part of me believes that Jonathan and Rachael are somewhere on the mountain and another part believes they are not there.

“I don’t want them to be forgotten and become an unsolved mysterious disappearance.”

Grenier was in Pemberton in August when two separate search parties went out looking for anything that might indicate what happened to the couple, but were unable to turn up anything.

“When I was at Valentine Lake (near the duo’s hike route) last summer, I understood why Jonathan likes hiking and camping but I did not feel him there, I don’t know why,” she said. “I had a bigger feeling on the Spetch Creek FSR where they found his car in 2010.

“I don’t know if there are any clues remaining in that area, but my feelings are that if something happened to Jonathan and Rachael, it had to be at the beginning or end of their trip.”

LeClair said Pemberton Search and Rescue isn’t planning additional searches at this time but have conducted training exercises in “areas of high probability” on the chance of discovering evidence, and may do so again in the future. However, there is no new information that is prompting another RCMP search of the area at this time, he added.

Grenier described her son as a cautious individual who would never have knowingly put himself and Bagnall in a dangerous situation. She said Jette was working “a very good job” and had just fulfilled a dream of his to buy an apartment in Vancouver at the time of his disappearance.

“Jonathan and Rachael love life and people. They smile all the time,” said Grenier. “Jonathan always (said), ‘There is a solution to every problem.’

“I miss him so much"


Aug 10, 2011 3:22pm
Private search resumes for hikers missing for one year
RCMP follows up on witness tip of unusual bird activity in backcountry
By Alison Taylor

The answer of what happened to missing hikers Rachel Bagnall and Jonathan Jette lies somewhere in the Pemberton backcountry.

Almost one year after they disappeared, private searchers will again be looking for clues as a weeklong search is launched in the Saxifrage and Cassiope peaks area north of Mount Currie.

The volunteers search from August 18-27. Neither the RCMP nor BC Search and Rescue Association (BCSARA) are officially involved in the search

"I miss my son every minute and I cry every night," said Jette's mother Lise Grenier in a press release.

Jette, 34 and girlfriend Bagnall, 25, left from Vancouver on Saturday, September 4, 2010 for a two to three day hike in the area. They were reported missing five days later.

Police found their car on the Spetch Creek Forest Service Road about 14 kilometres north of the Mount Currie new site (Xit'olacw) the day after they were reported missing.

Despite hundreds of volunteer hours from RCMP and BCSARA volunteers at the time, neither the couple nor any of their gear has been found to date.

This week RCMP followed up on another tip after a witness reported unusual bird activity in the area.

"That could indicate the presence of human remains," said Whistler RCMP Staff Sergeant Steve LeClair.

Police coordinated a helicopter with the guidance of the witness and pinpointed where the bird activity was but LeClair said it doesn't appear to be a likely spot for the hikers.

In addition to the private searchers the family has hired three professional Association of Canadian Mountain Guides to search the technical terrain including crevasses and steep drainages.

Anyone interested in volunteering can call Tim Lee at 604-866-0688 but searchers must be experienced and equipped to deal with the terrain.

"Everybody we've interviewed has experienced difficulty maintaining their bearings in this terrain," said LeClair.

"We are urging extreme caution."

Financial donations for the search effort can be made at any Bank of Montreal, account #0215-001-3997-736 (Gaston Grenier in trust Jonathan Jette) or with Paypal at ggrenier@misatours.ca.

Search continues for overdue hikers near Pemberton

Susan Lazaruk, The Province: Saturday, September 11, 2010 6:44 PM

RCMP and volunteer searchers are scouring the hills north of Mount Currie for a couple who went on a two-day hike last weekend and still haven't been heard from.

Rachel Bagnall, 25, and Jonathan Jette, 34, both of Vancouver, were experienced hikers who had enough food and gear with them when they left Sept. 4 for a planned two-day hike in the Cirque Peak area.

Two days after they were expected to return, Bagnall's family called police. Their vehicle was found on the Spetch Creek Forest Service Road, about 14 kms north of Mount Currie, according to Staff Sgt. Steve LeClair of Whistler Pemberton RCMP.

Police called in search and rescue teams from Pemberton and Whistler to help in the search, which includes two helicopters and searchers with


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May Milling

Friends, family ready to say goodbye to May Milling

RCMP haven’t given up on finding May Milling’s body but friends and family believe the time has come to say goodbye.

A service is planned for Milling, 81, at Sunshine Coast Golf and Country Club in Gibsons on May 1. Friend Jenny John said the date is appropriate given it’s May Day.

“Instead of a funeral service it will be a celebration of life,” John said Sunday. “The family is ready to move on and friends want to get this done.”

Although she knows the chances are slim, John hopes ongoing recovery efforts will find Milling’s body in time for the celebration, she said.

She intends to visit Clearwater and meet in person with the RCMP officers she’s had many conversations with. John, who will read Milling’s eulogy at the service, also wants to see the spot where her friend’s car crashed into the water.

Police believe Milling's southbound Buick veered off Highway 5 near Mad River and down a 30-metre embankment last August. Officers found pieces of glass, a taillight and ICBC papers identifying Milling on Oct. 16.

An RCMP dive team searched the North Thompson last fall, but only found bits of Milling's 2009 Buick Lucerne before the water became too murky.

The search recently resumed when GP Recovery Services out of 70 Mile House used a miniature robotic submarine to scour the river with the help of search and rescue volunteers.

Clearwater RCMP Cpl. Chris Newel said the submarine set out three times during the last couple of weeks but only found bits and pieces of the car. The vehicle and Milling are still missing.

Newel said an RCMP helicopter did an aerial search south of the crash site but also found nothing. He promised the effort would continue until the high-water mark is reached later in the spring.

“We’re still at this. We’ve by no means have given up,” he said.

Milling was not married and had no children. She left Gibsons Aug. 26 and headed for Grand Forks, Radium, Banff and then on to Jasper, a journey she made annually.

She was en route to Kamloops from Jasper to visit John when she disappeared

Robotic sub to help search for body of missing woman

February 17, 2011

By JASON HEWLETT
Daily News Staff Reporter

A miniature robotic submarine will descend into the North Thompson River in search of May Milling when the weather improves.

"We haven't given up," Clearwater RCMP Sgt. Stuart Seib said of the effort to retrieve the missing 81-year-old's body.  - The mini robotic sub. -

The detachment has enlisted the aid of GP Recovery Services out of 70 Mile House. Owners Penny McAninch and husband Gary will use an underwater remotely operated vehicle to search the river.

Police believe Milling's southbound Buick veered off Highway 5 near Mad River and down a 30-metre embankment. Officers found bits of glass, a tail light and ICBC papers identifying Milling on Oct. 16.

An RCMP dive team searched the North Thompson last fall, but only found bits of Milling's 2009 Buick Lucerne before the water became too murky. Seib said a cadaver dog followed a scent for a distance downstream but river ice hindered the search.

That's where the McAninchs come in. He said the couple, who specialize in underwater recovery, have offered to help once it is easier to access the river.

McAninch said the ROV can search to a depth well beyond the 60 metres the car is likely submerged in. If the submersible can't find Milling's car, then she is confident the couple's side-scan sonar will.

"That shows us everything on the bottom of the river no matter how murky the water is," she said. "Even if the water is murky, the ROV can see much better than my husband, Gary, can if he is diving."

The ROV can go into the water at any time. But, being winter, snow and ice make it difficult for the McAninchs to get their equipment into the water, she said.

The couple make a living out of finding everything from bodies to submerged aircraft. McAninch said there's a good chance Milling is still in the car at the bottom of the river.

"We're very hopeful that we will be able to find her," said McAninch, adding she and Gary want to bring closure for Milling's friends and family.

Milling was not married and had no children. She left Gibsons Aug. 26 and headed for Grand Forks, Radium, Banff and then on to Jasper, a journey she makes annually.

She was en route to Kamloops from Jasper to visit her longtime friend Jenny John when she disappeared.

Meanwhile, a former Kamloops resident who disappeared after leaving her three-year-old daughter at a relative's in Surrey has turned up in Albert.

Surrey RCMP Cpl. Drew Grainger said police located Nikita Jack, 23, in Calgary. She is safe and sound.

Jack left her daughter, Hazel, at a cousin's home on Feb. 10 with the promise she'd pick her up that evening. She never did. Her family reported her missing Feb. 12.

Friend Sherisse Mousseau told The Daily News earlier this week that bank records showed Jack bought a bus ticket from Surrey to Kamloops on Feb. 11. Her bank card was used in Calgary on Monday.

Search for B.C. senior yields wreckage

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 3, 2010 | 2:41 PM PT

The Canadian Press

May Milling, 81, went missing while driving from Alberta to B.C. (RCMP)

Sunken wreckage from a blue Buick possibly related to a missing B.C. senior has been found along a one-kilometre section of the North Thompson River near Clearwater, B.C., police say.

A dive team found part of car roof and possibly a trunk lid under the fast-flowing waters on Oct. 28, said RCMP spokesman Cpl. Chris Newel.

It's believed the wreckage is all that remains of the 2009 four-door blue Buick driven by 81-year-old Gibsons, B.C., resident May Milling.

She vanished Sept. 2 while driving to Kamloops from Alberta.

A tail pipe and muffler were also spotted jammed into the rocks downstream, but visibility is just 30 centimetres and despite the use of a powerful magnet, the rest of the car has not been found, Newel said.

Milling's vehicle registration was found Oct. 16 at what appeared to be a crash site on the banks of the North Thompson River and her wallet was also pulled from the water, but her body has not been located, said Newel.

Car crash site possibly that of missing person May Milling

RCMP have located what they believe to be a crash site where missing person May Milling's vehicle may be located. Police and Search and Rescue team recovery efforts were conducted on Saturday and Sunday. The vehicle has not been located with further searches to be conducted once river water conditions change.

Backgrounder:
81 year old May Milling went missing when on a car trip from Jasper Alberta to Kamloops, BC. May MILLING of Gibsons, BC departed from Jasper to Kamloops on Sept 2nd. RCMP were advised of her non-appearance early on September 3rd, 2010 and since that time the RCMP Detachments and Traffic Services Units between Jasper and Kamloops have been participating in the efforts to locate this person and vehicle. The vehicle that she was operating was a dark blue 2009 Buick Lucerne, 4 Door Sedan, with BC license plate 147 LHF, has not been located.

Update:
On Saturday October 16th, 2010, the Clearwater RCMP Detachment received a report of a found wallet belonging to missing person May Milling along the North Thompson River. The wallet was found along a side channel, almost 1 km away from the main flow of the river. The channel is almost 1 km from the highway with he closest point where the river runs alongside the highway is 20-30 km upstream.

This finding permitted the RCMP to renew and somewhat narrow the search for the missing elderly woman to a section of Hwy 5 north of Clearwater. Based on the location of where the wallet was recovered officers examined areas along Hwy 5 on Saturday.

The Wells Gray Search and Rescue team was activated on Saturday, by the Clearwater RCMP, with consultations and preparations being made for a search early Sunday morning. RCMP and Wells Gray Search and Rescue started the search efforts Sunday morning at 7:00 a.m.
 
At 11:00 am a crash site was confirmed near Mad River and a dive team requested. RCMP and searchers located vehicle registration documents belonging to May Milling's car on the river's edge.

The RCMP "E" Division dive team arrived at approximately 2:00pm and commenced the search. Evidence near the river's edge showed where the vehicle entered the water. An extensive search was conducted from this point downstream for 150-200 m.

Search conditions were difficult with fast water flowing at this time, 1-4 knots with the average being 2-3. The visibility is less than 0.5m. Given the flow, divers were only able to cover about 1/2 the width of the river. The depth ranges from 11-19 feet, rocky bottom with some sandy areas. RCMP divers were unable to locate the vehicle.

Wells Gray Search and Rescue were also in attendance and conducted a shoreline search downstream for about 2 km with negative results.

"Kamloops Air Services was utilized but between the murky water and poor lighting very little could be seen. The Jasper RCMP Detachment, who are the main file coordinator has kept the family of May Milling updated. We will continue to monitor the water levels and conditions in order to conduct a more thorough water search by divers" stated Cpl Dan Moskaluk.

Southeast District, North District
RCMP in BC and Alberta continue search for 81 yr old missing May MILLING

File # 2010-09-16
2010-09-16 07:33 PDT

The RCMP in British Columbia “E” Division and Alberta “K” Division , are continuing their efforts in locating 81 yr old May Evaleen MIL LING of Gibsons, B.C, who was reported missing on September 3rd, 2010.

Backgrounder:
81 year old May Milling went missing when on a car trip from Jasper Alberta to Kamloops, BC. May MILLING of Gibsons, BC departed from Jasper in the morning hours of September 2nd and was due in Kamloops to meet with a friend that same evening

RCMP were advised of her non-appearance early on September 3rd, 2010 and since that time the RCMP Detachments and Traffic Services Units between Jasper and Kamloops have been participating in the efforts to locate this person and vehicle. In addition to RCMP patrols of the area, the RCMP Southeast District Air Services helicopter completed a high and low level aerial search of the highway 5 corridor area on over the past weekend.

The vehicle that she was operating was a dark blue 2009 Buick Lucerne, 4 Door Sedan, with BC license plate 147 LHF, has not been located (Similar model pictured).

Update:
“A second aerial search of the highway corridor between Jasper and Kamloops was conducted by the RCMP Southeast District Air Services helicopter on Tuesday September 14. This second aerial search yielded negative results as well.  There is a heavy and thick canopy of trees in many areas which make the aerial search difficult and we have also completed the physical search of parts of Hwy 5 out from Jasper and into the Valemount area by walking the highway area. These searches have also not turned up any sign of Milling or her vehicle” stated Cpl Dan Moskaluk.

“Valemount Detachment is continuing their efforts and have canvassed area businesses by collecting video security surveillance footage in addition to video footage from the area commercial weigh scales. We will review the weigh scale footage in hopes of determining if Milling's drove past the scales on her way westbound. Health wise, we do know that MILLING does have a heart condition but is licensed to drive. We also know that May has made this trip numerous times in previous years, is a creature of habit and well organized in her travels with good wits about her. We are fearful that she may have gone off the road somewhere, and have not ruled out that she may have taken a different route. We have also conducted aerial searches of nearby Hwy 16 ” added Cpl Dan Moskaluk
“We will continue to look at expanding the foot search efforts along the corridor in each detachment jurisdictional area. We do have about 450 km of highway to cover, but some of these highway areas can be looked at pretty quickly, dependent on the geographical lay of the land. In example we can eliminate areas where guard rails are intact, to areas where the land goes up instead of down.  We  also ask that commercial or private motorists who normally travel this route to keep an eye out for any signs of a vehicle off road” added Cpl Dan Moskaluk

If any member of the public has any information about this person or vehicle please contact the Jasper RCMP at 780-852-4848 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting or your local Police Services.
May Milling, 81, has been missing since Sept. 3, 2010, after departing from Jasper.

EDMONTON — RCMP continue to search for missing B.C. senior May Milling, who was last seen leaving Jasper the morning of Sept. 3.

Milling, 81, from Gibsons, B.C., was bound for Kamloops, where a friend was expecting her.

She did not arrive at her friend’s and has not been seen since leaving Jasper.

RCMP say Milling was driving a blue 2009 Buick Lucerne sedan with the B.C. licence plate 147 LHF.

Officers have been searching for Milling by car and helicopter but have yet to find any sign of the woman or her Buick.

They say she had a cellphone, but it has not been used.

RCMP spokesman Sgt. Patrick Webb says there is nothing at this point to suggest Milling’s disappearance is suspicious, but they have not ruled out the possibility of foul play.

Anyone with information about Milling or her car is asked to call Jasper RCMP.

© Copyright (c) The Edmonton Journal

Brianne Wolgram

Still no trace of B.C. woman missing 12 years

Sunday, September 5, 2010 | 12:33 PM PT

CBC News

The parents of a young woman missing since 1998 are hoping a campaign by the Missing Children Society will lead to information about their daughter.

Brianne Wolgram, 19, disappeared on the night of Sept. 5, 1998. The Revelstoke, B.C., resident was supposed to meet a friend at a local convenience store but she never showed up.

Her car, a black Acura Integra with distinctive gold rims, was found five days later on a logging road.

Her parents, Sheryl and Cliff Wolgram, say they've lived a "hellish nightmare" for the last 12 years.

"If there is anybody out there who knows anything, just give Crime Stoppers … a call. It's all I can say. I want to bring Brianne home," Sheryl Wolgram said.

The Missing Children Society is conducting a poster campaign in Revelstoke over the Labour Day weekend in an effort to jog people's memories about the case.

Wolgram hopes the posters will help them find information about Brianne's whereabouts.

"Every time we put posters out, it is just like it happened yesterday."

Dan Picken, an investigator with the non-profit organization, said the campaign is a good chance to reach people who may have been vacationing in the area when Wolgram disappeared.

"Someone knows what happened to Brianne," he said.

"It's been a long, long time. [The family has] not given up. They'd like some answers. I think we can all feel their pain when it comes to having a child missing," he said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Missing Children Society at 1-800-661-6160 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting or Crime Stoppers 1-800-222-8477 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting

Revelstoke Times Review - News

UPDATE: Missing Children Society to conduct Brianne Wolgram investigation over long weekend

By Alex Cooper - Revelstoke Times Review
Published: August 26, 2010 4:00 AM
Updated: August 31, 2010 10:16 AM

Twelve-years after her daughter Brianne went missing, Sheryl Wolgram still wants to know what happened.

“We’re hoping but who knows. You never what the heck’s going to happen,” she said. “After 12 years you wonder if somebody’s going to talk, they would have talked before. Maybe as you get older you get a little bit of a guilty conscience and maybe somebody will come forward.”

In the hopes of jogging people’s memories and getting someone to come forward, the Missing Children Society of Canada (MCSC) will be conducting investigations in the Revelstoke area this long weekend, on the 12th anniversary of Brianne’s disappearance.

Brianne disappeared on Saturday, Sept. 5, 1998, when she was only 19. She was last seen that night before 11:30pm at the 7-11 store in Revelstoke. She was driving her black 1989 Acura Integra, with its distinctive gold rims and was bearing B.C. license plates GMN 661.

Brianne had made plans to meet a friend and go to one of many parties happening that Labour Day long weekend. She was never seen again. Brianne’s vehicle was found five days later on a logging road south of Revelstoke.

Her disappearance shocked the community and many search parties were formed to look for her but she has not been found.

The investigation this weekend will consist of a poster campaign (they should already be up) and canvassing by MCSC investigators. People are also asked to contact the society’s toll-free tip line to leave confidential information.

“Someone knows what happened to Brianne,” said Dan Picken, an MCSC Investigator and a former police detective. “We hope that our efforts on the anniversary date will spark someone’s memory of what they saw that weekend. We also have a good chance of reaching people who were vacationing here at the time and who may be returning for the same long weekend. We have to keep trying.”

Sheryl hopes that someone who knows something will come forward. It angers her that there are people with information that won’t talk to the police or anyone else.

“If you have this information, why are you telling people but you’re not doing anything about it?” she said. “You don’t want to get involved? There’s a woman out there missing and you don’t want to get involved? That’s when I get really ticked off.”

Her disappearance has not been forgotten. Several months ago a website was started at www.findbrianne.wordpress.com to compile all the articles and information relating to Brianne’s disappearance. A Facebook group titled Brianne Wolgram – We have not forgotten has 1,901 members.

“It takes a community to raise a child and one of our children is missing. We want to know what happened to the sweet blonde girl with the big smile,” said Nelli Richardson, a family friend. “Brianne, wherever you are, be assured we love you and will not give up until we find out what happened that fateful night 12 years ago.”

Sheryl hopes to one day gain closure on the disappearance of her daughter.

“I’m hoping, but who knows. Sometimes that never happens,” she said. “I think unless somebody comes forward, it could be 30 years from now. Who knows?

“I just keep praying that somebody will eventually say something.”

MCSC is a national non-profit organization dedicated to the active search for abducted and missing children. Anyone with information about Brianne’s disappearance is asked to contact MCSC confidentially at 1-800-661-6160  toll-free or at tips@mcsc.ca. MCSC Investigator Dan Picken can be reached directly at 403-291-0705  ext. 229. You can also contact CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or the Revelstoke RCMP at 250-837-525

MISSING: Brianne WOLGRAM

Missing Since: Sept. 5, 1998

Labour Day Long Weekend

Missing From: Revelstoke, B.C.

Date of Birth: March 25, 1979

Current Age: 31 years

Eyes: Blue

Hair: Light Brown

Height: 5’ 2”

Weight: 130 lb


Sheryl Wolgram displays one of the new posters to be displayed as part of a new initiative to solve the case of the disappearance of Brianne Wolgram.

Aaron Orlando/Times Review

Joseph Delere

Police ask for help finding missing 55-year-old Joseph Delere

By Staff, Vancouver Sun August 31, 2010

Vancouver police have asked for help finding 55-year-old Joseph Delere, last seen leaving his care home on Monday morning.

Delere, who lives in the 800 block of Boundary Road, left his home around 11:30 a.m. Monday. Police believe he may have become disoriented and gotten lost, they said in a press release.

Delere has been known to frequent the PNE and Brentwood Mall neighbourhoods, and sometimes collects bottles in a large plastic garbage bag.

He is white, 5-foot-8, 180 pounds, and was last seen wearing grey sweatpants, a grey T-shirt, a blue-and-white-checked jacket, black sandals and a dark baseball cap.

Police ask that anyone who sees Delere call 911 and wait with him until help arrives.

© Copyright (c) The Vancouver Sun

Ginger Jackson George

Local man missing since May

Published: July 15, 2010 4:00 PM

Friends of Ginger Jackson George, 70, are wondering why more isn’t being done to find the missing man.

Carolyn Kendall, owner of Kumbayaz Native Arts, said George was a retired forest fire fighter and Nootka traditional carver and painter. He was last seen on May 30 and was reported missing on June 2.

“I’ve known him a long time. He did carvings and did some painting for me,” Kendall said. “The last time his roommate saw him was the Sunday before the end of the month. I’ve talked to different people on the street and nobody has seen him.”

Kendall said George was supposed to meet her on June 8 to collect his commission on some art she had sold, but he never showed up.

It isn’t like George to disappear and Kendall said she had never known him to be involved with drugs or alcohol.

“I want to know why the police aren’t doing more to find him,” she said.

Kendall described George as an aboriginal man about 5’5” tall, 125 lbs. with long grey hair.

Prince George RCMP spokesman Const. Gary Godwin said police have opened a missing person case on George, but couldn’t comment further on the investigation as of press time.


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Balhar MANGAT

File # 2010-101073
2010-08-04 17:52 PDT

Surrey RCMP is requesting the public’s help in locating a missing male who last spoke with family members yesterday evening. Family and friends are concerned for his well-being and that of his mental health.

Mr. MANGAT’s vehicle was found in the long term parking lot at Vancouver International Airport. Police checks uncovered that he had a flight booked this afternoon however he never checked in and did not board the flight.

Balhar MANGAT is described as a 33 year old South Asian male, 5'8" tall, 141 lbs, with brown eyes, black hair, and a thin build. (Please find the attached picture).

Anyone with any information as to the whereabouts of this person is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP Missing Persons Unit at 604-599-0502.

Brian Douglas Faughnan

Missing Person
Whistler BC July 12, 2002

My brother Brian, then age 35, left the Shoestring Lodge in the mid-morning of Friday July 12, 2002.  He asked for directions to the Rainbow Mountain trailhead. He was never seen again. The search started about four days later.

We don't know if he really started up Rainbow trail, though that is where we searched. If he had been hiking, he would have gone off trail and he might have tried for Rainbow Peak. Solo off-trail scrambling in the Canadian Rockies is risky, he most likely fell and died off trail. However, we don't know that he ever made it to any trail. Perhaps he was abducted while hitchiking to a trailhead. We've uncovered no evidence of suicidal intent, nor of a desire or motive to disappear. His friends and family would like to know what happened to him.

RCMP, Whistler
Reference File# 02-4306
Constable Tammy Keibel (7/06)
switchboard: 604-932-3044, fax: 604-905-1961

Or contact John Faughnan. My cell is 651-336-5548, my email is jfaughnan@gmail.coms. I would like to know if there are other unresolved disappearances in the Whistler area.

If you'd like to learn more, these documents may help (especially the first):

Brian Faughnan, June 2002. Click for larger image.


Child Rescue App
Shayne Murray Robinson

Chase, General Investigation Services

Chase RCMP continue investigation into missing person case 40yr old Shayne Murray Robinson

 File # 2010-1911

2011-10-20 16:15 PDT

Chase RCMP and the RCMP Southeast District General Investigation Section are continuing their efforts to locate missing person Shayne Murray Robinson, no new information or evidence of his current whereabouts has surfaced from inquiries with family and friends.

On July 28th, 2010 the Chase RCMP received a report of a missing person from the family of 40 yr old Shayne Murray Robinson of Celista, BC. Robinson's family are in Edmonton and became concerned after last hearing from him on July 23rd. Robinson lived in Edmonton, Alberta, for most of his life.

Robinson was living in Celista, BC at the time of his disappearance and was in the process of moving to the Barriere area and had borrowed his mother's vehicle for the move. On Saturday, July 24th, 2010, the vehicle, a grey 2004 Dodge Ram 4dr pick up, with Alberta Lic YND 082, was recovered abandoned on Enterprise Rd in Barriere, secured and showing no evidence of tampering.

“Shayne Robinson currently has an outstanding warrant out for his arrest in Alberta, for multiple charges of possession of stolen property. Although we do not have any evidence to indicate that Robinson met with foul play it is something that cannot be ruled out” stated Cpl Dan Moskaluk

Shayne Murray Robinson

Caucasian, 40 yrs old

178cm 5'10"

105kgs 232lbs

Brown hair blue eyes

The Chase RCMP is seeking any information on the activities leading up to Shayne Murray Robinson being reported missing. Persons with possible information regarding the abandonment of the vehicle and regarding Robinson's whereabouts are asked to contact the Chase RCMP at 250-679-3221, their local police services or via Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

 

RCMP seeking public assistance in locating missing person 40yr old Shayne Murray Robinson

File # 2010-1911
2010-08-16 10:34 PDT

Shayne Murray RobinsonRCMP seeking public assistance in locating missing person, 40yr old Shayne Murray Robinson of Celista BC.

On 2010-07-28, the Chase RCMP received a report of a missing person from the family of 40 yr old Shayne Murray Robinson of Celista, BC.  Robinson’s family are in Edmonton and became concerned after last hearing from Shayne on 2010-07-23.

Shayne Robinson was living in Celista, BC at the time but was in the process of moving to the Barriere area and had borrowed his mother's vehicle for the move.  On Saturday, July 24th, 2010, the vehicle, a grey 2004 Dodge Ram 4dr pick up, with Alberta Lic YND 082, was recovered abandoned on Enterprise Rd in Barriere, with fresh collision damage, however secure and showing no evidence of tampering.

Investigators and family have inquired with associates and friends of Shayne Robinson with negative results of any new information on his whereabouts

The Chase RCMP is seeking any information on the activities leading up to Shayne Murray Robinson being reported missing and his current whereabouts.  Persons with possible information regarding the abandonment of the vehicle and regarding Robinson’s whereabouts are asked to contact the Chase RCMP at 250-679-3221, their local police services or via Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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Owen Kiernan ROONEY
Owen Rooney

Family to consider other avenues in search for Owen

STORY: KATRINA CONDIE
25 Aug, 2011 12:16 PM
CANADIAN music festival goers were unable to shed any more light on the whereabouts of Milton man Owen Rooney earlier this month.

Owen’s sisters attended the Shambala Music Festival one year after the 24-year-old disappeared during a working holiday in British Columbia.

His sisters Kelly and Bree are continuing their search for clues, but are expected to return home to Australia before the end of the year.

Owen’s mother Sharron told the Times the searching would continue, with police officers on the ground in Canada keeping in touch with family via the Internet.

She said the family was “far from doing all it can” to find Owen.

“The world is a small place these days with Skype, the internet and the friends and contacts that we have developed in Canada.”

The search for clues continues and Mrs Rooney said the Royal Canadian Mounted Police now have Owen’s text messages from the weeks before he went missing.

“Hopefully that might give us some insight,” she said.

“They will give us a report and they are keeping us informed.

“When we receive that information it will help us to start a trail.”

Mrs Rooney said the possibility that Owen’s mental health condition played a part in his disappearance still needs to be explored.

“There are avenues still open for searching,” she explained.

“We still have the mental health area that has only been surface-searched due to the constraints of the health system in BC.”

She said the health authorities had been “particularly unhelpful” in the investigation.

Owen went missing after attending a hospital in Grand Forks following an altercation.

Mrs Rooney said the family would use the internet in an effort to learn more about the country’s mental health system and Owen’s state of health at the time of his disappearance.

The busy summer holiday period attracts thousands of young workers and music lovers to festivals and events in British Columbia and Owen’s family are hoping someone may remember meeting him in the region last year or may have seen him during the past 12 months.

His sisters will remain in the region and the Ulladulla community continues to provide financial assistance for the pair to cover living and fuel costs.

“They still have a couple of things they would like to do before they consider when they will come back,” Mrs Rooney said.

Search for Owen Rooney continues one year later

By: Sarah Massah, ctvbc.ca

Date: Tuesday Aug. 16, 2011 4:04 PM PT

After a year of searching, the parents of an Australian man who vanished in B.C. have returned home -- but Mounties are renewing calls for tips about his whereabouts.

Owen Rooney was last seen on Aug. 14, 2010 sitting on a picnic table behind the Grand Forks hospital, where he left behind his cell phone and a knapsack containing all his clothes. Police say his wallet and ID were not in the bag and have not been found.

Rooney's parents uprooted their lives in Australia to search for him, but returned home at the end of June. His two sisters remain in the province working actively with RCMP on their brother's case.

Earlier this month, on Aug. 5, the sisters accompanied police to the Shambhala Music Festival near Salmo, B.C., which Rooney attended the previous year. They handed out fliers and tried to meet anyone who had been in contact with Rooney, but RCMP Sgt. Dan Seibel said police have yet to confirm any potential tips received.

Despite the lack of concrete leads, Seibel said police have no intention in giving up on the case.

"We're still hoping for the best," said Seibel, adding that investigators are focusing their efforts on the Christina Lake area and doing mail-outs.

In an attempt to generate fresh tips, RCMP released a re-enactment video last year after the trail for the missing person's case went cold.

The two-minute video describes how the RCMP spoke with Rooney after calls of a suspicious man near Christina Lake who was acting strangely and was possibly injured.

"It appeared that he had been in a fight," said Seibel. "He was offered to be taken to hospital, which he declined."

According to Seibel, Rooney was dropped off at the bus depot in Grand Forks where he purchased a ticket to go to Kelowna. Rooney got on the bus but got off after, asking directions on how to go to the hospital. He disappeared shortly after.

In the fall, RCMP on Vancouver Island reported as many as four credible sightings of Rooney selling homemade dream catchers door-to-door.

They said a man matching Rooney description and speaking with an Australian accent was selling the crafts accompanied by other people.

"We followed up all the tips as best we could, but there was more than one group of Australians selling dream catchers town to town," said Seibel. "This particular group police were never able to catch up on."

Police have continued their search for Rooney and have now turned to cell phone records for clues about his disappearance. According to Seibel, after retrieving the records, police scoured through pages and pages of text messages.

Rooney is 5-9 tall, and weighs 161 pounds. He has short brown hair and brown eyes. He also has two tattoos: one on his shoulder, about three inches in diameter, is a circle with a Celtic star around it. The other is a logo of a triangle with a kangaroo on his calf.

Anyone who may have seen Owen is asked to contact the Grand Forks RCMP at 250-442-8288. They can also contact their local police department or call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Missing Aussie 'may not know who he is

The family of Australian Owen Rooney, missing in Canada for almost seven months, has spent a long freezing winter roaming through small Canadian towns handing out missing person leaflets and chasing possible sightings.

The Rooney family, which includes Owen's parents and three siblings, is clinging to the hope the young traveller is still alive and may not know who he is.

PHOTOS: Family's desperate search

But they also feel frustrated by "loose ends" in the investigation such as why Owen sent about 10 text messages to his ex-girlfriend the night before he disappeared and what made him walk out of a hospital without telling anyone, while still recovering from head trauma, and leave behind his broken phone and backpack.

MAP: Owen's last known movements

"The reason why we don't want to leave Canada, the reason why we're still here," his mother Sharron said, "is because of these loose ends".

Vanished without a trace

Owen disappeared on August 14 after taking off from Boundary Hospital in Grand Forks, a small rural town bounded by woodlands in British Columbia.

The 24-year-old Sydney electrician was not acting himself in the days before his disappearance.

He attended a four-day music festival where drugs were freely available and friends say he had a bad reaction to "magic mushrooms", with the normally fun-loving, affable if quietly-spoken young traveller becoming unsettled and paranoid.

After the festival he missed a ride back to Kelowna, a ski town where he was living and working during the off season.

Owen tried to hitch-hike his way back but at one town he was bashed by two people after apparently walking up to a random house a number of times thinking that his ex-girlfriend Dawn was inside.

Ex-girlfriend's first public comment

Dawn Larson, from Edmonton in Alberta, told ninemsn she cannot recall exactly what Owen said in the flurry of text messages he sent her that night of August 13 but says he did not mention the assault.

"He said he thought he had insulted some sham guy and was wondering if I knew where he was. I have no idea what he was talking about. I've never been anywhere that way before," she said in an email to ninemsn.

The pair had remained friends and last saw each other at a sports and music festival in Kelowna on August 1.

"It was not like him to message me the way he was. He didn't make much sense. It didn't sound like him," Ms Larson said.

Police do not suspect Dawn is in any way involved with Owen's disappearance.

Short-lived hospital stay

Owen was picked up by police the next day, August 14, and admitted to Boundary Hospital where he was seen by a physician.

He took off sometime between 6.15pm and 7pm without telling hospital staff.

"We haven't found any indication of which way he went," mother Sharron said. "Did he go east or west along the highway?"

Mrs Rooney has complained that the hospital did not properly monitor Owen's condition and that doctors should have conducted a CT scan or toxicology test to better understand his erratic behaviour.

But British Columbia health authorities say a review of patient care found Owen received appropriate care throughout his stay and the decision to order a CT or any other test would have been up to the physician and based on clinical findings.

Interior Health's vice president of acute services, Allan Sinclair, told ninemsn: "Staff were aware of Owen and interacted with him regularly — not only in his room but in other areas of the hospital and outside on the grounds … Boundary Hospital is a small community hospital, so any patients who are in a bed there would be known to nursing and other staff and receive very personal care."

Overseas adventure-turned-nightmare

Owen had been travelling and working around British Columbia for several months with his sisters Kelly, 26, and Bree, 23, although the girls were on the west coast at the time Owen vanished.

The three of them were due to return to Australia last October.

Now Owen's whole family is in Canada looking for him from a base in Penticton, just south of Kelowna.

Mother Sharron and father Steve walked away from their small businesses in Ulladulla, on the NSW south coast, and his brother Sean, 29, joined the search just before Christmas.

They've set up a Facebook page and a 'Find Owen' webpage dedicated to locating him.

"Physically and emotionally it's been very tough," said Mrs Rooney.

"We really believe that Owen probably doesn’t know who he is, like he's in some sort of state of disconnect. So therefore our aim is to … get as much facial coverage out there as we can."

 

The search for Owen .Wednesday, 26 January 2011 02:01 Gallant, Sherri    .Southern Alberta Newspapers photo by Ian Sorensen

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Southern Alberta Newspapers photo by Ian Sorensen
Kelly Rooney hangs a missing poster of her brother Owen in Ming Court restaurant in downtown Medicine Hat on Tuesday afternoon. Rooney and her Australian family have been searching for Owen since he disappeared in B.C. five months ago.

Kelly Rooney hangs a missing poster of her brother Owen in Ming Court restaurant in downtown Medicine Hat on Tuesday afternoon. Rooney and her Australian family have been searching for Owen since he disappeared in B.C. five months ago.

Kelly Rooney and her Australian family have been searching for her brother Owen without pause since he went missing in B.C. five months ago.

She came through Lethbridge and southern Alberta this week, putting up posters to widen the scope of the search, hoping her brother's picture may spark something in someone's memory.

"We've been looking for five months," said Kelly, from her hotel room in Medicine Hat. "People are wearing pretty thin and we can't do this forever, but I don't want to give up with any regrets. I want to make sure I've done everything I possibly can to find him."

There's no concrete reason to believe Owen headed this way, but his family has obtained his cellphone records, which include calls made to a female friend in Alberta shortly before his disappearance. The woman said she hasn't seen him. Police are still working to identify the person who belongs to another number Owen called before he vanished, which has since been disconnected.

Owen Rooney, 24, worked and travelled in Canada for the past two years and was planning to return home to Australia's south coast for Christmas, which he told his mother when he last contacted her, two days before he was last seen, in mid-August.

But he sustained a head injury in an altercation shortly thereafter, which his family fears may have made him uncertain about who he is.

In an email to The Herald, Owen's mother Sharron Rooney explained she and Owen's father Steve have taken extended absences from their work in Australia to come to Canada and search for their son.

"He went to the Shambhala Music Festival in Salmo, B.C. (Aug. 5-8) and experimented with mushrooms that put him into a dazed, confused and vulnerable state for the following days," wrote Sharron, adding that drugs are not part of her son's lifestyle, something she said can be confirmed.

"He stayed in Nelson for two days. He was given a lift to Castlegar and then someone unknown gave him a lift to Christina Lake on the 12th of August. That night he was assaulted."

Owen was picked up the next morning by Grand Forks RCMP and taken to the bus station, where he boarded a bus for Kelowna. He declined the officers' offer to take him to hospital and boarded the bus, but then he got off the bus, cashed in his ticket and went to the hospital. He was treated in emergency and given a morphine-based pain reliever, stayed overnight and was monitored the next day. On the evening of the 14th, sometime between 5:30 and 7:30 p.m., Owen walked away from the hospital without his belongings and has not been seen since.

Owen is an electrician and loves music and dancing. He enjoys snowboarding in winter and longboarding in summer.

After three ground searches conducted by search and rescue teams and hunters from the region, there has been no news. His family says it's extremely unusual for Owen not to be in contact with his family his parents, brother Sean and sisters Kelly and Bree.

He is 5 feet, 9 inches tall, weighs 160 pounds, has an Australian accent and was last seen wearing a dark shirt and shorts. He has triangular tattoo on his right calf that looks like a road sign with a kangaroo on it, and the words "Australian made." On his left shoulder blade he has what looks like a square with a circle inside it, about three inches across. Owen worked at Big White in Kelowna for the past two winters and at a restaurant in Kelowna until his disappearance.

Many sightings have been reported, but have led nowhere.

A Canada Trust account has been set up to help the family with expenses, and businesses in their home town have held community fundraisers.

The family has set up a Facebook Page (Help Find Owen Rooney) and a website (www.find-owen.com). Anyone with information is asked to call Grand Forks RCMP, 250-442-8288, or Kelly Rooney, 778-686-3534 or Crime Stoppers, 1-800-222-8477 or email: srooney@hotkey.net.auThis e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Nanaimo, Grand Forks

Australian family seeks son in Alberta

Monday, December 27, 2010 | 2:44 PM MT

CBC News

An Australian family has extended to Alberta its search for 24-year-old Owen Rooney, who has been missing since Aug. 15.

After weeks of searching for Rooney in B.C., where the young tourist walked out of a hospital after being treated for a head injury, the family is hoping some leads in Alberta might pan out.

The family plans to visit Calgary later in the week. Rooney's parents, who have left their jobs in Australia, are in B.C., where they've been looking for him since they found out he was missing.

"We definitely want to bring awareness to Alberta," said Sharon Rooney, Owen's mother. "It is a very strong possibility that he could have gone to Alberta."

Rooney had been badly beaten and was confused when he checked into a hospital in Grand Forks, B.C., on Aug. 14. He had been kicked in the head during a fight, was bleeding from his ears and had two black eyes.

He left some of his belongings at the hospital when he walked out.

"He was reported as hallucinating when he left the hospital," his mother said. "We really believe that really he is not connecting with who he is because this is a very strange thing for him to do. It's just so left-field."

Selling dream catchers

The family has heard reports that Rooney was with a group of people selling aboriginal dream catchers door-to-door in B.C. It was also told that a man matching his description was seen in Grande Prairie, Alta., earlier in December.

While police said the man in Grande Prairie was not Rooney, Sharon Rooney said she's also been told he was seen in Red Deer, Alta., and she feels he might have hitched a ride east.

There were Albertans in Grand Forks for a wedding on the night Owen disappeared, she said.

On Christmas Day, some of Rooney's brothers and sisters helped at a Salvation Army dinner in Vancouver, where they put up posters about their brother, then visited Hastings Street on the Lower East Side to try to find him.

"We're always looking," Sharon Rooney said.

Possible sighting of missing Australian man

File # 2010-31065 Possible sighting of missing Australian man

2010-11-25 12:02 PST

The search of a missing Australian man has been extended to Vancouver Island after a possible sighting in Nanaimo.

The incident occurred on November 5th but was not reported to police until one week later. The adult female caller told police she saw a news report that same night and decided after watching it that one of the three bore a resemblance to Owen ROONEY, 24 years old and last seen in Grand Forks on August 14th.

The possible sighting involved a group of three males, all in their early twenties, going door to door in the north end of Nanaimo attempting to sell dream catchers. The caller never spoke with the male who resembled Owen ROONEY. He was standing off to the side but she said that she did get a good look at him. Owen ROONEY’s parents have flown in to Canada from their home in Australia to spearhead the search for their missing son. The male spoken to at the caller’s door had a Jamaican accent and was wearing his hair in dreadlocks.

“There were no other reports received of these males going door to door and investigators in Grand Forks have advised that the majority of sightings were reported in the Cranbrook and Kimberly area. Having said that, we felt it would be prudent at this time to post Mr. Rooney’s picture in the possibility he has made his way to the Island ,” said Constable Gary O’Brien, media spokesperson for the Nanaimo RCMP.

ROONEY, shown in the attached photo is 5ft 9 inches, 160 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call the Nanaimo RCMP at 250–754-2345 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-22-8477 or go online to www.nanaimocrimestoppers.ca

Grand Forks
Owen Rooney's parents release photos of his tattoos

File # 2010-2999
2010-11-10 09:00 PST

After meeting with the family of Owen Kiernan Rooney yesterday, his parents have released photos of his tattoos in hopes of furthering the investigation and finally locating him.


The tattoo with the triangle and the words "Australian Made" underneath, is located on the outside of Owen's right calf. It has been described as the size of the bottom of a coffee mug.


Grand Forks
Police continue efforts to locate missing person Owen Rooney

File # 2010-2999
2010-10-11 15:41 PDT

The Grand Forks RCMP are continuing their efforts in locating 24 year old Owen Kiernan ROONEY. Owen ROONEY, originally from Australia, was last seen at the Grand Forks Hospital on August 14th, 2010. He was last seen at approximately 8:00pm that evening sitting outside on a picnic table on the west side of the Hospital.

Update:
“Since Owen was reported missing back in mid August, the Grand Forks RCMP have spoken to several individuals who have assisted in confirming a time line of Owen ROONEY’s activities and whereabouts up to the sequence point of his being at the Grand Forks Hospital on August 14th. We do know that Owen ROONEY left the hospital, leaving behind a backpack which contained clothing and his cell phone. Rooney’s wallet and ID papers were not amongst the items left behind and have not been located or turned in as found.” stated Cpl Dan Moskaluk

A second search was conducted by the Grand Forks RCMP and Grand Forks Search and Rescue Team members on Saturday September 25th in the Grand Fork area, which yielded negative results for any sign of Owen or any personal items belonging to him. Owen was living in Kelowna at the time of his disappearance and was gainfully employed in Kelowna. Checks with his employer also confirmed last known contact times and dates precede the date he was last seen on. RCMP inquiries have included all businesses and community agencies throughout the Kootenay and Southern BC area along Hwy 3 and Hwy 33 and into Kelowna.

The RCMP has sought the assistance of external national and international agencies which include such agencies as Child Find Canada and Interpol. These external agencies will assist the RCMP in disseminating information Canada wide and abroad.

“Owens family are still here in BC, and have been actively assisting investigators. The Owen family would like to extend their appreciation for all the support shown by all of the communities in the areas canvassed" added Cpl Dan Moskaluk.
 

Owen ROONEY is described as 5'9" and 160lbs, very short brown hair, with bruising on his face. He was last seen wearing a dark T-shirt and 3/4 shorts.

MEDIA (see previous media release and missing person page at bc.rcmp.ca for photo posted).

RCMP ask the general public to take note of the posters of Owen ROONEY that have been distributed and posted in various communities and are requesting that anyone who may have seen Owen ROONEY to contact the Grand Forks Office at 250-442-8288, their local police services or via Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477

By: ctvbc.ca

Date: Wednesday Sep. 1, 2010 6:37 PM PT

The parents of 24-year-old Owen Kiernan Rooney, who disappeared more than two weeks ago from B.C.'s Kootenays region, have come all the way from Australia to aid in the search for their son.

Sharron Rooney told ctvbc.ca it's not like her son to lose contact with family, and he has no history of drugs or depression.

"We haven't heard anything since we've been here. There has been no activity on his bank account or credit card, and he hasn't used his Facebook or e-mail. Owen always used Facebook to communicate with us back home -- that's how we knew something was wrong."

Rooney was found hitchhiking near Christina Lake by police officers on Aug. 14. They noticed bruising on his face, and took him to Grand Forks Hospital, where he checked himself in.

His mother said that he promptly checked himself out of the facility and was last seen around 7:30 p.m. on the same day, sitting outside the hospital reading a book. His cell phone was found broken inside a bag of belongings left at the hospital.

Rooney is 5-9 tall, and weighs 161 pounds. He has short brown hair and brown eyes. He also has two tattoos: one on his shoulder, about three inches in diameter, is a circle with a Celtic star around it. The other is a logo of a triangle with a kangaroo on his calf.

He lives in Kelowna and had attended the Shambala music festival near Nelson the weekend he was found injured.

File # 2010-2999
2010-08-18 13:12 PDT

The Grand Forks RCMP requests the public's assistance in locating 24 year old Australian man named Owen Kiernan ROONEY, who was last seen at the Grand Forks Hospital on August 14th, 2010.

Owen ROONEY was last seen at the Grand Forks Hospital at 7649 22nd Street Grand Forks B.C. on
August 14, 2010 at approximately 8:00pm sitting outside on a picnic table on the west side of the Hospital. Owen ROONEY left the hospital leaving behind his backpack. He is currently residing in Kelowna, B.C. and may have headed in that direction.

Owen ROONEY is described as 5'9" and 160lbs, very short brown hair, with bruising on his face. He was last seen wearing a dark T-shirt and 3/4 shorts.

Police are requesting anyone who may have seen Owen ROONEY to contact the Grand Forks Office at 250-442-8288, their local police services or via Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Missing hiker sought near Vancouver
Tyler Wright

Missing hiker Tyler Wright is seen here on an earlier trek.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

YOUR DONATIONS ARE HELPING
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Since the SAR search was suspended on Sunday August 29th, Ty's family and friends have not backed off at all. We have chartered helicopters with trained spotters to fly various areas along Ty's suspected route including the Coquitlam River, Coquitlam Watershed, Bull Creek, Debeck Creek, Pitt Pass, Homer Creek and Mamquam. Special attention was paid to creekbeds and ridgelines as it was known that Ty was especially interested in the viewpoints. Due to these flights we have been able to identify some additional areas of his potential route that need to be explored further.

We have also had various volunteers who have began hiking and searching the Pitt Lake and Widgeon creek areas. On Thursday, Coquitlam SAR sent out a few crews to attempt to search areas that had not been completed from the original search including the Coquitlam River and Disc Creek, by foot. We are awaiting an update on the completion of this effort.

On Friday, a team of family and friends were boated up to the northern tip of Indian Arm and hiked to the Coquitlam Watershed and North toward the Anne Lakes. We spent a total of 10hrs on the ground and, while we did not find any signs of Ty, we were able to appreciate the dedication it takes to conduct a search like this.

We have scheduled air searches for this week but have been delayed due to weather. We will continue to charter helicopter flights, explore the hiring of private search crews, as well as conduct additional ground searching to find Ty.

Your inspiring comments and kind words have helped us all to get through each day with the hope that he will be found very soon. We are very thankful to all of you who have allowed us to keep looking for Ty through your generous donations.


Search called off for missing hiker Tyler Wright

By STAFF REPORTER, The Province August 30, 2010

The hunt for missing hiker Tyler Wright has been suspended after Sunday’s search efforts failed to turn up results.

Crews were given seven assignments, said Squamish RCMP Cpl. Dave Ritchie, and all but two in Coquitlam were carried out because of weather conditions. Those will be completed once the weather clears up, he said.

As of Saturday, 111 areas had been search in 200 square kilometres of terrain on 26 different routes, to total 213 assignments with more than 5,000 ground-search hours.

Wright, 35, was reported missing Aug. 18 after he left on a hiking trip on the Boise Creek Trail.

His family and friends were at search headquarters throughout the effort, Ritchie said.

“[It’s a] significant setback, but the family’s still looking to fund a private search,” a family friend said. “Everyone’s very heartbroken and trying to keep the faith right now. The family deserves to find answers.”

The family is collecting donations for the search effort, for information, go here.

© Copyright (c) The Province

Missing hiker Tyler Wright is seen here on an earlier trek. (CBC)

Search and rescue teams in Squamish, B.C., are searching for a missing man who was last seen leaving on a five-day hike alone through the Coast Mountains without food or camping gear.

Tyler Wright was dropped off by a friend at the Boise Creek Trail near Squamish on Aug. 10. His plan was to hike through the mountains across to the Coquitlam area northeast of Vancouver.

Wright, 35, was wearing running shoes and took little food but no tent, sleeping bag, map or compass. He was supposed to complete the trek by Aug. 16 but failed to show up.

"He's done quite a few trips by himself. He spent a week in the woods in Hawaii by himself," said Ricky Hebert, Wright's brother-in-law. "He's been camping with his dad since he was five or six, so he's no stranger to the outdoors."

The rough trails in the area pass through the Pinecone Burke Provincial Park, a large, unserviced wilderness area north of Vancouver.

Police were notified on Wednesday and two helicopters and a team on the ground began searching for Wright that evening.

The search efforts were expanded on Thursday to include a fixed-wing aircraft and more volunteers on the ground.

Cpl. Dave Ritchie of the Squamish RCMP said police have an accurate starting point for the search.

"We were able to positively identify the area that he was dropped off on August 10," said Ritchie.

"He had lunch with his friend before he left, so we have pictures of them having lunch, and we were able positively ID the starting point to the search," said Richtie.

Hebert said it was out of character for Wright not to make contact, but he says the family remains optimistic.

"Part of me hopes that he's just spending a couple extra days and he's enjoying his time," he said. "If anybody can survive out in the bush for this amount of time, I'm pretty confident it'd be him."

With files from the CBC's Stephanie Mercier

Dale Jackson

Edmonton AB

Police are asking for the public's help in finding Dale Jackson, 32, who has not been seen since leaving his parents' home on June 28.

Photograph by: Supplied, edmontonjournal.com

EDMONTON —Police are asking for the public’s help in finding a 32-year-old man who has not been seen since leaving his parents’ home in southwest Edmonton last week.

Dale Jackson left the Drysdale Run home to go for a walk at around 1 p.m. on Monday, June 28, according to police.

Investigators believe Jackson, who has ongoing health issues, may have walked toward the Callingwood area or along the river valley in the Donsdale area.

Jackson is described as a male with a dark complexion, short brown hair, brown eyes, 5-foot-9 and about 180 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black polo shirt and black dress pants.

Officers have conducted numerous foot searches and are asking anyone who sees Jackson to contact police.

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 Jacqueline "Jackie" BOB

Alexis Creek
Police Seek Help in Six Year Old Missing Person Case

File # Alexis Creek 2004-0663
2010-07-06 08:12 PDT

On July 6th 2004, 41 year old Jacqueline "Jackie" BOB was last seen while picking mushrooms with friends in the Brittany Triangle area of the Nemiah Valley. Due to the remote location BOB was reported as missing the following day.

An extensive week long ground and air search involving Members of the RCMP, RCMP Dog Services, RCMP Air Services, Central Caribou Search and Rescue, other search and rescue teams from around the Province in conjunction with members of the Tsilhqot'in National Government, who assisted with the search on foot, horseback, and on ATV's.

The search was ultimately unsuccessful for any trace of Jackie's whereabouts or condition. After the official search was called off an extended search was continued by her family, friends and other volunteers which also failed to reveal any leads. As the 6th year anniversary of her disappearance arrives the family is still very much concerned with the circumstances of BOB's disappearance and are hopeful that if any person has any information pertaining to what happened to their loved one, that it will be provided to the Police.

BOB at the time of her disappearance stood 157cm (5'2") and weighed 53 Kgs(117lbs). She had shoulder length black hair and had scars on her chin, hip and abdomen. BOB had recently underwent a hip surgery and had dentures. BOB also has a bee allergy and reportedly carries a Eppy-pen. BOB was residing on the Stone Reservation but hailed from the communities of Canim Lake and Esketemc (Alkali Lake). At this time foul play is not suspected but cannot be ruled out.

If anyone has information to the whereabouts of BOB or of her condition please contact your local Royal Canadian Mounted Police or Municipal Police Detachment.

Lyle Thomas McCann,  and Marie Ann McCann
Lyle and Marie McCann are seen in this composite image made from undated family handout photos.

Search and Rescue crews begin searching for sign of Lyle and Marie McCann Sunday, June 26, 2011.

EDMONTON — More than 500 people turned out Saturday for a memorial service to celebrate the lives of Lyle and Marie McCann, an elderly St. Albert couple whose unexplained disappearance last summer devastated a family and baffled investigators.

“They would be humbled, and wonder what all the fuss was about,” nephew Mark Remple said during a moving ceremony at the St. Albert Catholic Parish.

“They were two gentle souls who loved each other,” he said. “Quiet people who did no one any harm.”

The McCanns left St. Albert on July 3, 2010, in their motorhome with an SUV in tow.

When they failed to meet their daughter in Abbotsford, B.C., their family raised the alarm and put in a missing person’s report.

Two days later, their burned motorhome was found at Minnow Lake campground, about 150 kilometres west of Edmonton. Police found their SUV abandoned about two weeks later, in a remote wooded area near the intersection of Range Road 144 and Highway 16, not far from the motorhome.

The ceremony on Saturday morning featured a haunting rendition of Ave Maria followed by heartwarming remembrances from the McCann’s immediate family and friends.

Grandson Russel McCann talked about catching his first fish with his grandfather and eating his grandmother’s saskatoon berry pies, while grandaughter Nicole Walshe remembered her grandparents being “besotted” with one another and teaching her how to build a strong marriage.

Those in attendance were given two red rose petals and invited to come to the front of the church to put them in small pouches, which the family will bury in place of the couples’ caskets.

More to come...

kkleiss@edmontonjournal.com

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Family of missing Edmonton couple get ready to say goodbye

By Brent Wittmeier, edmontonjournal.com July 23, 2011 5:35 PM

One year after lighting candles for Lyle and Marie McCann at a ‘vigil of hope,’ the missing couple’s family is preparing to say goodbye.

An obituary was placed in the St. Albert Gazette this weekend in advance of a memorial service next Saturday at the St. Albert Catholic Church. It would be the 59th anniversary since the couple wed in Torrington, Alberta.

The McCanns left St. Albert last July 3, 2010, their motorhome fuelled-up with an SUV in tow. They planned on camping en route to meeting their daughter in Abbotsford, B.C.

Two days later, flames billowed from the Minnow Lake campground, about 150 kilometres west of Edmonton. The motorhome was destroyed.

When the McCanns failed to show up in B.C., family reported the couple missing on July 10. The SUV was found abandoned July 16 in a remote wooded area near the intersection Range Road 144 and Highway 16, not far from the burned motorhome.

Earlier that day, RCMP had identified Travis Vader as a suspect in their disappearance. He was finally taken into police custody on July 19 on numerous unrelated charges, including weapons and stolen property charges.

Vader remains behind bars. No charges have been laid in relation to the disappearance of the couple.

The McCann family continues to meet with police on a monthly basis.

There are no updates on the file, said RCMP spokeswoman Doris Stapleton, but investigators are still following up on tips.

“We haven’t given up,” said Stapleton. “We are working on it and are still relying on assistance from the public.”

Fifteen full-time investigators have already exhausted hundreds of tips, collecting 700 exhibits and conducting dozens of unsuccessful searches.

A $60,000 CrimeStoppers reward for information remains uncollected.

bwittmeier@edmontonjournal.com

McCann case unsolved

By Pamela Roth ,Edmonton Sun
First posted: Every time Bret McCann walks into his parent’s St. Albert home, he’s hit with a flood of memories and a wave of emotions.

It’s the home he spent much of his childhood in and not much has changed.

Family pictures still hang on the walls, his father’s book rests by his favourite chair and the house is perfectly clean, just like his mother always kept it.

The only thing that’s missing are his parents Lyle and Marie McCann, who mysteriously vanished one year ago.

“When I go in there, it smells like my mom still lives there,” said Bret, whose wife visits the home three times a week to clean and pick up the mail. “It makes me a little uncomfortable. All the memories come flooding back when I go in there. It’s difficult.”

Lyle, 78, and Marie McCann, 72, left their home in St. Albert on July 3, 2010 and were last seen fuelling up their motorhome in that city. The seniors were travelling to Chiliwack, B.C. for a vacation and were scheduled to meet their daughter in Abbotsford, B.C., but they never reached their destination.

Two days later, their RV was found in flames near Minnow Lake campground, 20 km east of Edson. The SUV they were towing was soon discovered near Carrot Creek, 30 km east of Edson.

A suspect, Travis Vader, was arrested but no charges were ever laid. He remains in custody on other matters and continues to be considered the one and only suspect in the case.

Efforts to find the McCann’s have been extensive.

A total of 15 full-time investigators are dedicated to the case. So far, more than 700 exhibits have been collected, along with hundreds of tips from the public, and more than 37 searches have been conducted, with more to come.

The most recent search took place last weekend in an area west of Lodgepole.

The search, however, didn’t result in any evidence being located, according to RCMP spokesman Sgt. Tim Taniguchi, who maintains the investigation is still progressing.

A reward of $60,000 remains for any information leading to the whereabouts of the McCanns. The family continues to maintain a website for tips and information about the couple, and a Facebook group dedicated to finding the McCann’s now has more than 40,000 members. Last fall, pictures of the missing couple were also posted on two billboards along Highway 16, west of Edmonton.

Police believe the couple met with foul play and have identified a number of persons of interest, which Taniguchi said could mean witnesses or a person that has some association to the investigation.

One of the biggest challenges investigators face is the large area involved in the search, along with the fact the McCann’s RV the centre of the crime scene was reduced to a pile of charred remains, added Taniguchi.

“The investigation is not typical. The circumstances are unique and we understand the investigation has caught the attention of Alberta and beyond,” said Taniguchi. “We tenaciously invest in this file and we continue to invest in it and make progress.”

For the McCann family, the last year has been a nightmare.

Not a day goes by when Bret doesn’t think about his parents and what might have happened to them. The nightmare begins when he wakes up. He can’t get away from it and his heart is always heavy.

Family gatherings have become exceptionally difficult.

His daughter recently celebrated the birth of a baby girl the McCann’s second grandchild. Bret said his daughter was close to his parents and the baby shower, everyone was well aware something was missing.

“My mom would have just been in her element with that (baby shower),” said Bret. “She really missed my mom not being there, so that was very painful.”

Bret knows the family must try to move forward as much as possible and is in the process of trying to determine what to do with their parent’s home.

He’s come to accept his parents are gone and his dad won’t be returning home to finish his book or cut the lawn. The family photos will soon have to come down off the walls.

Police continue to meet with the McCann family every six weeks, which Bret said leaves them feeling reassured about the case.

As the search continues, all he’s hoping for is to one day find some closure.

“I just have no idea what could have happened to them. They met somebody on that highway, but I just can’t imagine what happened,” said Bret, who can’t believe it’s already been a year since his parents vanished. “I never thought it would go on this long. It’s just so bizarre and such a nightmare.”

pamela.roth@sunmedia.ca

Search and Rescue crews begin searching for sign of Lyle and Marie McCann Sunday, June 26, 2011.

The Canadian Press

Date: Monday Jun. 27, 2011 7:52 PM ET

EDMONTON — The family of an Edmonton-area couple missing for almost one year say they have been briefed by RCMP following a search of dense bush in a remote area near Lodgepole in west-central Alberta.

Bret McCann says police told them that RCMP have recently completed four such searches in recent weeks.

Bret's parents, Lyle and Marie McCann, disappeared almost one year ago.

He says the family has accepted the deaths of his parents but are grateful police continue to look for their remains and investigate what happened.

The McCanns, who lived in St. Albert, just north of Edmonton, disappeared July 3rd, 2010, after leaving for B.C. in their motorhome.

Their RV was found burned on July 5th, while a vehicle they were towing was discovered abandoned four days later.

Subsequent searches failed to produce any more signs of the couple's whereabouts

Travis Vader, a man described by Mounties as a person of interest in the disappearance, remains in jail on unrelated charges.


Family of missing couple renewing search efforts

Updated: Mon Apr. 25 2011 11:19:20

ctvedmonton.ca

Lyle and Marie McCann have been missing for more than nine months. The couple was last seen July 3rd when they took off on a road trip to B.C. Their burned-out RV was found two days later in a campsite near Edson.

Their family says they will be renewing search efforts soon. The couple's son, Bret McCann, says they are desperate for closure.

"We've come to accept that my parents probably met an awful fate that first weekend but we still need closure," said Bret. "We need to know what happened to our parents."

The family has done ground searches in the area where the couple's RV and SUV were found.

Bret says once the ground dries up, police and relatives plan to do more searches.

A $60,000 reward for information has gone unclaimed. When the family met with police last month, they were told no new information has come forward.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at  1-800-222-T (8477) or St. Albert RCMP at 780-458-7700 780-458-7700  

McCann family awaiting bodies IDs

By Pamela Roth, QMI Agency

Last Updated: April 14, 2011 5:03pm

EDMONTON - When Bret McCann heard two bodies were found in a field on the outskirts of Edmonton Wednesday night, his heart skipped a beat.

It's been nine months since his parents went missing, and with still no trace of the couple, Bret and his family are longing for some closure.

"I am resigned that my parents are deceased - that something probably happened to them that first weekend," said Bret, who's not getting his hopes up about the identification of the bodies. "I am kind of conflicted. I am hopeful it's them, but on the other hand I'm not. If it were them, that would be a big step towards getting closure. This is just a nightmare."

Lyle, 78 and Marie McCann, 77, left their St. Albert, Alta., home on July 3. They planned to arrive in Abbotsford, B.C., on July 10, but the couple never made it to their destination.

The McCanns were last seen fuelling up their motorhome in St. Albert, northwest of Edmonton. Two days later, their RV was found engulfed in flames near the Minnow Lake campground, 20 km east of Edson, Alta., about just 200 km away from their home. The SUV they were towing was also discovered a few days later near Carrot Creek, 30 km east of Edson.

A suspect was arrested, but no charges were ever laid.

In the meantime, Bret and his family continue to wait patiently for a break in the case and meet regularly with police, who are still following up on leads and waiting for evidence to be processed in a lab.

The case is similar to another couple who went missing last year and are still unaccounted for.

Perry Kit Wong, 72, and his common-law wife, Eloise Fendelet, 71, were last seen by a friend Dec. 27.

Friends and colleagues contacted police when the couple failed to return for work on Jan. 3 and became concerned. Police listed the couple as missing on Jan. 18.

Homicide detectives took over the case at the end of March, and deemed the couple's disappearance as "suspicious."

Those who know the couple are still baffled by their disappearance. Fendelet has owned her west Edmonton dental lab for the past 33 years.

Her relatives in Saskatchewan are still hoping for the best as they await the results of the autopsy on the two bodies.

"We don't want to find them that way, but it would mean closure," said Betty Anne Fendelet, a distant relative.

pamela.roth@sunmedia.ca

Family of missing couple launches independent search

By: ctvedmonton.ca

Date: Monday Sep. 27, 2010 3:03 PM PT

The family members of an elderly couple gone missing en route to B.C. launched their own investigation this weekend looking for evidence that will lead to a break in the case.

On Saturday, a ground search took over the area around Nojack, located about 150 kilometres west of Edmonton where the Lyle and Marie McCann's burned-out motor home and SUV were found on two separate occasions in July.

Searchers scoured the land on ATVs, looking for anything that could lead to the whereabouts of the McCanns, who have been missing since July.

Among the searchers was the couple's 14-year-old great nephew.

"If I were in their position, I'd rather have people looking for me than sitting at home," said John McCann.

The teen says he feels hopeful that they will be found.

Up until recently, investigators had asked the family to hold off doing its own pursuit.

The couple's son Bret describes the past few months as a nightmare.

"You can just imagine how difficult this is, like, where do you start looking? It's like looking for a needle in a haystack," he said.

Family members say they hope to continue their efforts for as many days as possible before the snow hits.

The search comes one weekend after RCMP executed a search warrant on a private property in the area. Officials have not said if they found any key evidence, but confirmed no bodies were recovered.

The couple was last seen on July 3rd when they left St. Albert to visit family in British Columbia. Their RV was found two days later in a wooded area near the Minnow Lake campground. A Hyundai the McCanns had been towing was missing, but turned up on July 16 in the same region.

Travis Vader was arrested a few days later. Police said he was a "person of interest," but held him on unrelated charges. At the end of August, he was named a suspect in the case.

No charges have been laid.

A Crime Stoppers award that leads to the whereabouts of the couple stands at $60,000.

McCann investigation targets Alta. property
Last Updated: Friday, September 10, 2010 | 7:30 PM MT

RCMP confirmed Friday they are searching a piece of private property south of Nojack, Alta., in their investigation into the disappearance of a missing Alberta couple.

Lyle McCann, 78, and his wife, Marie, 77, left St. Albert, Alta., on July 3 bound for British Columbia. They were last seen that day at a gas station in the city just west of Edmonton.

RCMP said the search started on Friday morning.

The McCanns' son Bret said he has mixed feelings about the search.

"Apprehension … what are they going to find?" he said. "But also I guess I'm pleased the police investigation is proceeding and I have to view it as getting one step closer, another step closer to finding my parents."

The RCMP named Travis Vader, an Alberta man, as a suspect in the case on Aug. 31 but no charges related to the McCann investigation have been laid.

They will not say what led them to search the property near Nojack, a town about 140 kilometres west of Edmonton.
Reward now at $60,000

The McCanns left St. Albert, Alta., on July 3 headed for British Columbia. The couple was driving a motorhome, which was towing their green Hyundai Tucson SUV.

They were reported missing on July 10 after they failed to meet up with their daughter in Abbotsford.

RCMP later confirmed that a burned-out motorhome found in a campground on July 5 belonged to the McCanns. They found the Tucson in a wooded area near Edson, Alta., on July 16, the same day they declared Vader a person of interest.

Vader was arrested the following week and remains in custody on unrelated charges.

Earlier on Friday, the McCann family announced the reward for a tip that solves the missing persons case is now $60,000, thanks to people who donated to a fundraising campaign.

Mounties name suspect in disappearance of Alberta senior

Edmonton Journal - August 31, 2010 9:10 AM

Bret McCann, above left, holds photographs of his missing parents, Lyle and Marie Ann McCann, during a news conference in July.

Bret McCann, above left, holds photographs of his missing parents, Lyle and Marie Ann McCann, during a news conference in July.

Photograph by: Chris Schwarz, The Journal, edmontonjournal.com

A man questioned as a 'person of interest' in the baffling disappearance of an elderly Alberta couple has now been named a suspect in the case, RCMP confirmed Tuesday morning.

Travis Edward Vader, 38, was picked up by RCMP on July 19 at a home in MacKay, Alta. He'd been sought for three days after police announced they wanted him for questioning in the case of Lyle and Marie McCann, aged 78 and 77.

The McCanns were last seen in early July after leaving their home in St. Albert, just north of Edmonton, for a trip to B.C. in their motorhome. The RCMP now say they believe the couple met with foul play.

"This investigation is considered a suspicious missing person case in which police believe that the disappearance of the McCanns was a result of foul play," said the RCMP in a media release. "At this time, to protect the integrity of the investigation, police are not disclosing the details of the suspected foul play."

On July 3, Lyle McCann was captured on video filling the motorhome with gas in St. Albert. It was the last time their credit card was used.

Two days later, their motorhome was discovered in flames at a campground about an hour southeast of Edson. Their SUV, which they normally tow behind the motorhome, was missing.

The McCanns were reported missing on July 10 after they failed to show up for a planned meeting with their daughter in Abbotsford, B.C. Their SUV was discovered on July 16.

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Father of man sought in missing couple case: 'If you tried to corner him... you'd be dead'

Police describe Travis Edward Vader as 'person of interest' in McCanns' disappearance

Travis Edward Vader, aged 38.

Photograph by: RCMP, edmontonjournal.com

VANCOUVER - The father of Travis Edward Vader, who is sought in connection with the disappearance of an elderly Alberta couple on July 3, warned residents of his community Friday night not to try to apprehend his son.

The suspect in the disappearance of Lyle and Marie McCann, whose motorhome was found engulfed in flames July 5, has a long criminal record that includes arson, theft and unauthorized possession of a firearm.

“Travis, my son, if you tried to corner him out here, you would be dead,” Vader’s father, Ed, said at a MacKay, Alta., community meeting Friday night.

“In Travis’s case, they have had him in jail three or four times,” he said. “I don’t know why they didn’t keep him there.”

Edmonton police are calling Vader, 38, a “person of interest” in connection with the disappearance of the McCanns, but during a news conference Friday they said Vader is dangerous and cautioned that he shouldn’t be approached.

Police also announced they have recovered the McCanns’ SUV and believe the couple have met with foul play.

Vader, described by police as six-foot-two and about 220 pounds with hazel eyes, is a known drug user of no fixed address, police said. He is originally from Niton Junction, Alta., a hamlet west of Edmonton, and is listed on Facebook as living in Summerland. Some MacKay residents believe he was most recently living there.

Vader’s Facebook page identifies him as a self-employed “drilling consultant.”

According to Provincial Court records from B.C. and Alberta, Vader’s criminal record dates back to 1995.

In January 2009, Vader was arrested in Fort Nelson and charged with unauthorized possession of a firearm and resisting or obstructing a peace officer and mischief of $5,000 or less.

In August 2009, he was arrested near Evansburg, Alta., and charged with possession of a banned substance, possession of break-and-enter instruments and careless use and storage of a firearm. He was released on bail.In December 2009, he was arrested near Barrhead, Alta., and charged with possession of stolen property, mischief, arson and disqualified driving. He was again released on bail.

On June 15, 2010, he was arrested near Mayerthorpe, Alta., and charged with possession of property obtained by crime, unauthorized possession of a firearm and careless use or storage of a firearm.Vader failed to appear for two court dates last month.

Vader’s sister, Alicia, told The Vancouver Sun on Friday that she had not heard from Vader and does not expect to.

“Our hearts go out to the McCann family and we hope these developments lead to finding them,” she said. “We can only hope and pray that he is just a person of interest at this point, and that the McCanns will be found safe.”

Roy Getson, who grew up with Vader in Niton Junction, said Vader had a reputation for being a “fighter.”

“If he got into a bar, he’d get into a fight,” Getson said.

Getson said he hadn’t kept in touch with Vader but instantly recognized him in a photo released by police Friday.

Greg Haggart, who grew up with Vader but hadn’t seen him since their teens, recalled Vader as being a “good kid” back then.

“He seemed to have a pretty steady job,” Haggart said. “He was a consultant in the oilfield. … I would have never in a million years guessed this.”

People familiar with the area say residents there are afraid of Vader. Some believe Vader has most recently been living in a house in MacKay, whose gates are always locked, Haggart said.

Hours after their news conference Friday, police said they had discovered the couple’s light-green 2006 Hyundai Tucson in the bush off a country road near Carrot Creek, about 30 km east of Edson, Alta.

It was found by a man doing work on the property, RCMP spokesman Sgt. Patrick Webb said. The man said he recognized it from the media coverage of the disappearance and called RCMP immediately.

Though the SUV, with Alberta licence plate ZPK 289, has been found, police still want to speak with anyone who might have seen it between July 3 and 15.

The McCanns disappeared en route to a campground in Chilliwack, where they had planned to meet their daughter. They were last seen at 9:25 a.m. July 3, when surveillance cameras captured them buying gas at the St. Albert Superstore Gas station. Their credit card hasn’t been used since then.

Two days later, on July 5, a driver saw smoke rising above the trees near the Minnow Lake campground southeast of Edson. When fire crews arrived, they found a motorhome engulfed in flames.

RCMP admitted mistakes were made in their investigation and said it’s under review. One Edson RCMP officer has been assigned to administrative duties pending the review’s outcome.

Criticism of the investigation has been twofold.

On Tuesday, two Prince George residents reported seeing an SUV matching the missing vehicle’s description. The pair said they left without being asked for contact information. RCMP Sgt. Patrick Webb said Friday a civilian employee at the Prince George detachment failed to record contact information, a breach of normal RCMP procedures. After they left, RCMP released a statement asking the couple to return.

Police have also been criticized for the delay in starting the investigation. Shortly after the couple was reported missing on July 10, RCMP revealed that the motorhome had been found, engulfed in flames, five days earlier near the Minnow Lake campground southeast of Edson. An RCMP member arriving at the scene was able to recover registration documents.

But Webb said finding the burnt-out RV did not automatically result in a comprehensive investigation into the whereabouts of the owner. He said registration records reveal only basic contact information and vehicle thefts — even of motorhomes — are not uncommon.

Webb said police did not investigate extensively, and their steps after finding the motorhome will be given particular scrutiny.

“There were some steps taken trying to get in contact with the registered owner,” Webb said. “This is what we’re looking into, what was done next, and was it done adequately?”

awoo@vancouversun.com

With files from Postmedia News

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Daughter pleads for info on missing Alberta couple - Tamara Baluja.

Bret McCann, left, the eldest son of the missing St. Albert couple Lyle and Marie Ann McCann, holds pictures...

Bret McCann, left, the eldest son of the missing St. Albert couple Lyle and Marie Ann McCann, holds pictures of his parents during a newsc onference at Edmonton's "K" Division RCMP headquarters on Tuesday, July 13, 2010. Bret's wife, Mary-Ann McCann is at right. The seniors are missing after leaving St. Alb

Missing poster for Lyle and Marie McCann.

Missing poster for Lyle and Marie McCann. 

Police are asking for help finding Lyle Thomas McCann, 78, and Marie Ann McCann, 77, who left St. Albert,..

Missing St. Albert couple Marie Ann and Lyle Thomas McCann during a 2007 trip to Orlando and Las Vegas.

A photo of Lyle and Marie Ann McCann's motorhome from a previous camping trip


Son pleads for information on missing elderly Alberta couple
Missing couple's children 'frantic' as seniors disappear on way to Abbotsford

Trudy Holder held her daughter’s hand, anxiously scanning the Abbotsford airport for her parents.

But the elderly Alberta couple never made it.

“They’re always half-hour early, so when they hadn’t arrived, I knew rightaway something was very wrong,” Holder said told The Province.

Lyle and Marie McCann were supposed to drive from their St. Albert home, making stops at various campgrounds, before meeting Holder and their 9-year-old granddaughter, Morgan, on July 10. The plan was to pick up the Holders, who flew in from Calgary, and head for a two-week vacation to Cultus Lake near Chilliwack.

After a few frantic calls to family members in Alberta and B.C., Holder immediately alerted the police.

RCMP had already found the couple’s RV on fire in Edson’s Minnow Lake campground in Alberta on July 5, but no human remains were found inside the charred remains. Mysteriously, their light green SUV is still missing and the pair have not been seen or heard from, even though they were carrying a cell phone.

“It’s just devastating,” Holder said, struggling to hold back tears in front of her daughter.

“You can never imagine anyone doing anything horrible to [my parents.],” she sad. “It’s a complete shock that anyone would want to destroy their things.”

When asked if she thought her grandparents would come home safely, Morgan buried her face in her mother’s neck and said softly: “I don’t want to answer.”

“Morgan totally does,” Holder said after a long pause. “They to be okay,...it will be okay.”

The McCanns were healthy and strong individuals, with Morgan saying her favourite memory was of her 77-year-old grandmother on a rollercoaster just last year.

“We’ve been trying to keep [Morgan] distracted,” Holder said in a whisper as she played a “memory game” with her daughter.

But its now been more than a week since the McCanns were last seen paying for gas at a St. Albert store.

Holder and her daughter, Morgan, are staying with extended family in Vancouver and have created posters with the couple’s pictures.

Lyle, 78, was a long-distance trucker, often carrying fuel to Prince Rupert or Vancouver, said his son, Bret McCann.

“He was very familiar with the roads in B.C. and he has been driving a motor home for many years now,” said McCann in a phone interview from Alberta.

Marie Ann, 77, was a stay-at-home mother of three, a grandmother fives times over, and a great-grandmother to one.

“In retrospect, I guess we should have been alarmed that they hadn’t called. But it wasn’t unusual,” McCann said.

Police say their cell phone has been switched off. RCMP have searched the area by helicopter where the motor home was found and have also run financial checks for the McCanns, but found nothing suspicious.

“It’s strange because we know where the couple were last seen on July 3 and where the motor home was found on July 5, but we can’t say how it got there,” said Edmonton RCMP spokesman Sgt. Patrick Webb. “We can’t even say if they made it to B.C. at this point.”

“Its been several days, so we are casting the net as wide as possible,” Webb added, saying the couple’s photos have been distributed in B.C., Alberta, Manitoba and Saskatchewan.

“Of course it's very suspicious, but we are always hopeful that they will be found,” Webb said.

The family has set up a Facebook page with photos of the McCanns to help with the search.

RCMP are asking people to look out for the couple’s light-green Hyundai Tucson with licence plate ZPK 289.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS

EDMONTON — The motorhome of a missing St. Albert couple was found on fire near Edson, RCMP said Monday evening.

The couple -- Lyle Thomas McCann, 78, and Marie Ann McCann, 77 -- left on vacation July 3 and were expected to arrive in Abbotsford, B.C., on Saturday, when they were reported missing by family.

RCMP say the McCanns' motorhome, a 1999 green and white Gulf Stream Sun Voyager, was found burning July 5 just outside the Minnow Lake campground southeast of Edson.

The motorhome was identified through licence and registration, RCMP said.

Attempts to contact the registered owners were unsuccessful. It wasn't until July 10 when the couple was reported missing that RCMP became suspicious.

"We do consider it as suspicious because of the circumstances of a burned vehicle associated with missing people," RCMP spokesman Sgt. Patrick Webb said. He was unable to say how the fire started.

Webb said that when the flames were extinguished, there were no apparent human remains inside. Now that the motorhome has been linked to the missing couple, RCMP will conduct a more thorough search, he said.

"We're going to do a much more minute search on the motorhome, to find anything that may give us an indication on where these people might be," he said.

Webb said there's no indication that the couple was staying at the Minnow Lake campground, but added the RCMP will continue to investigate to determine if that was the case.

At around 7 p.m. on July 5, the Edson fire department responded to a call of an RV on fire southeast of Edson, fire Chief Alan Schram said Monday.

"On arrival, they found an RV fully engulfed in flames." he said. "It was totally destroyed."

Schram added there is no indication yet as to how the fire started.

The couple were towing a light green Hyundai Tucson with an Alberta licence plate ZPK 289, which is still missing. RCMP are asking for the public's help in locating the vehicle.

The investigation now involves the RCMP K Division Serious Crimes Unit, in addition to Edson and St. Albert detachments.

mibrahim@thejournal.canwest.com

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Jean Baptiste Durocher

Prince George Free Press – News
Eighty-two-year-old man missing

Published: June 30, 2010 4:00 PM
Updated: June 30, 2010 4:22 PM

Prince George RCMP are asking for the public's assistance in locating a missing 82-year-old man.

Jean Baptiste Durocher was last seen at the Friendship Lodge located at 1656 Queensway Street on Saturday June 26. Durocher advised staff that he was planning to leave Prince George but did not divulge his destination. Friendship Lodge staff are concerned for his well being and are hoping a family relative or friend may know of his whereabouts. Durocher may have family relatives in Vancouver and also Buffalo Narrows Saskatchewan.

Durocher is described as being a native male, with grey hair and scruffy goatee. He is approximately 5'5 and weighs between 130-140 lbs. Jean Durocher was last seen wearing his black bomber style jacket with a black leather ball cap with “A 154" in red lettering on the front.

If you have any information or know the whereabouts of Jean Baptiste Durocher please contact the Prince George RCMP at (250) 561-3300

Kate Carol Sieben
Age:21 years of age
Height:5'7"
Weight:166 lbs.,
EPS File #:

Submitted by EPS Missing Persons Unit

The Edmonton Police Service Missing Person Unit is asking for the public's help in locating missing person, Kate Carol SIEBEN of Edmonton, AB.  She was 21 years old when she was reported missing.  She was last seen in Edmonton on November 4, 2006.

If you know where Kate Carol SIEBEN can be located, please call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit your tip on line @ www.tipsubmit.com

Date Posted: 18-Sep-2008

Veronica Boucher

Kamloops City
Missing Teen: Veronica Boucher

File # 2010-14014
2010-06-23 10:01 PDT
Kamloops RCMP continue their investigation into missing 15 year old Veronica Boucher. Police are conducting numerous inquiries to determine where Boucher may have gone. There are some indications that Boucher may be with her parents. Boucher was reported missing by the Ministry of Children and Families on May 27th, 2010. Veronica Boucher is Caucasian, 5' 10" tall, 180 lbs, dyed blond hair and brown eyes.

RCMP is requesting that anyone with information on Boucher call (250)828-3000 or Crime Stoppers.

Mervin HESKA

Surrey - Update - Missing Person to locate

File # 2010-79290
2010-06-22 15:39 PDT

Please find below in bold an update on Mr. HESKA's description. 

*****

The Surrey RCMP are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing person, Mervin HESKA, a 59 year old Surrey man.

Mr. Heska was last seen on June 21 at approximately 6:30 pm departing his residence in the area of 162 Street and 56 Avenue in Surrey. Mr. Heska is described as being 5'9" in height, and is thin. He was last seen wearing a khaki coloured jacket, blue pants and black shoes. Mr. Heska has grey hair, a grey mustache and wears glasses. He is also reported to walk with a limp and has a scar from a trach in his throat.

Mr. Heska’s family and the Surrey RCMP are concerned for his well being due to recent mental health concerns.

Should you see Mr. Heska or know his whereabouts, please contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502.

Lorraine Mitchell

White Rock BC
Police ask for help to locate missing woman
File # 2010-2910 2010-06-17 16:28 PDT

Lorraine MITCHELL was last seen near the White Rock Pier on 2010-06-15 at approximately 5:30 pm.

MITCHELL was going to be walking to her residence in White Rock but did not show up that evening.

MITCHELL was believed to be visiting the Downtown area of Vancouver. She is Caucasian, 54 years old, with blond shoulder length hair and blue eyes, and is approximately 5'4" and 160 lbs.

Anyone with information is requested to contact White Rock RCMP at 778-593-3632


Terrance Harold Clark

Burnaby B
File # 2010-25891 Missing person 2010-06-17 13:02 PDT
The Burnaby RCMP is seeking the public’s assistance in locating Terrance Clark. He was last seen on June 8 and has not been heard from since. This is unusual behavior for Mr. Clark and his family is concerned for his well being.
Terrance Harold Clark is a 56 year old Caucasian man who is described as being 5’7”, 160lbs with graying short brown hair, brown eyes and a graying moustache with goatee. He uses public transportation and requires medication for a medical condition. He may be disorientated and confused.
If you have seen Mr. Clark please contact the Burnaby RCMP at (604)294-7922.

 

 




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Erica Dawson

Chilliwack BC

'DISTRAUGHT' CALL FROM CHILLIWACK

Meanwhile, police in the Chilliwack area are trying to track down 23-year-old Erica Dawson, a young woman with a "transient lifestyle" whose last communication with family was a distraught early-morning phone call on Feb. 17.

Dawson called family in Halifax from a payphone at a Greyhound bus station in Chilliwack around 2 a.m. that day, says RCMP spokeswoman Cpl. Lea-Anne Dunlop.

"Although she is known to live a transient lifestyle, [Dawson's family] are concerned for her well being and have contacted the police for help," said Dunlop.

Dawson is white, five-foot-four with a thin build, with long dark-brown hair. She has tattoos on her knuckles spelling the name "CRAIG" and a visible scar on her chest from a surgery.

"It is not known if Chilliwack was Dawson's destination or if she may still be travelling and now out of the Chilliwack area," said Dunlop.

"While Dawson has gone without contact with her family in the past, she lives an at-risk lifestyle and sounded distraught the last time she spoke to family," she said.

Anyone with information on Dawson's whereabouts is asked to call Chilliwack RCMP at 604-792-4611, local police or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Click on "More images" above for pictures of Erica Dawson.

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Sonia Thomas

Chilliwack BC

Police in Surrey, Chilliwack seeking help with two missing-women cases
By Staff Reporter, The Province March 9, 2010

Police in Surrey and Chilliwack are asking for the public's help in locating two missing women in unrelated cases.

Sonia Thomas, 41, of Surrey was last seen March 3 in Vancouver.Surrey resident Sonia Thomas, 41, was last seen March 3 in Vancouver.

"Her friends and family are concerned as they have not heard from her since then, which is reported to be out of character," said RCMP spokesman Const. Peter Neily in a release Tuesday.

Thomas is aboriginal, five-foot-three, and weighs about 190 pounds. She has shoulder-length brown hair with bangs and brown eyes. She has distinctive tattoos: a bear-claw symbol on the back of her neck and "Sammy91" on the inside of her left calf.

She was last seen wearing a red sweatshirt, a blue puffy vest, dark pants, white and orange running shoes and a satchel-style purse.

Anyone with information is asked to call RCMP at 604-599-0502 or local police.

Janet Falkner

Terrace BC

Police renew search for missing woman
Terrace Standard - News

Janet Falkner is missing.

Published: June 10, 2010 12:00 PM
Updated: June 10, 2010 12:22 PM

The Terrace RCMP are looking for help and information from the public in relation to a missing person investigation. On May 21, 2010 the Terrace RCMP were advised that Janet Falkner had not been seen since May 20, 2010, and that as Falkner suffers from a health condition there are janetfalkner.jpg

concerns for her well being.

Janet Falkner is described as a 54 year old Caucasian female, 5'9" in height, 143 lbs, with blonde hair and hazel eyes. She has a scar on the left side of her forehead that is approximately 5 cm. She also goes by the name “Michelle Windwalker”.

Falkner was reported to have traveled to an unknown location in Vancouver BC, via Greyhound Bus, and on May 26, 2010 was observed in downtown Vancouver in the area of Granville St.

RCMP ask for any and all information that may lead to her whereabouts by calling the Terrace RCMP at 250-638-7400 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS(8477).

Mohsen KAMANGARI

Port Moody Police
File # 10-3647
 
MISSING PERSON ALERT:

Mohsen KAMANGARI last seen June 1, 2010 at 10:00am when he advised his family he would see them at the UBC graduation. When the family attended UBC for the graduation, they found out that the graduation happened a day before on May 31, 2010. The family has no idea to why he would do this; but, the family did advise police that a suicide note was left for family.
  • Mohsen KAMANGARI- dob 83-04-10 (27yrs)
  • Iranian male
  • Scar (Dark Spot) on the right cheek, size of Loonie
  • Approximately 5’-10”
  • 130 Lbs
  • Black Cotton Jacket (hoodie)
  • Blue Jeans
  • Black Shoes

VEHICLE ASSOCIATED TO MISSING PERSON:

2008 Mercedes 300, 4 door Black, BCL 037 MDT
 
If anyone has information regarding this missing person, to immediately contact the Port Moody Police Department at 604-461-3456

Student missing

The Province June 3, 2010

Port Moody police have issued a missing-person alert for a University of B.C. student who may be suicidal.

Mohsen Kamangari, who was about to graduate, was last seen Tuesday at 10 a.m. The 27-year-old had told his family he would see them at graduation ceremonies on campus on Tuesday but, when his family attended, they discovered the ceremony had taken place the day before.

Kamangari is Iranian, with a dark scar on his right cheek. He has dark hair, is five feet 10 inches and weighs 130 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black cotton hoodie, jeans and black shoes. Anyone with information should call 604-461-3456.

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Coquitlam NOW June 4, 2010

Police are seeking help in finding a distraught Port Moody man reported missing just before 8 p.m. on Tuesday.

Const. Bill Kim said Mohsen Kamangari, 27, had told his family Tuesday at 10 a.m. that he would see them at his University of B.C. graduation later that day. When the family arrived at the Vancouver post-secondary campus, however, they learned the graduation ceremony had happened the day before.

"You have to apply for graduation, and he never applied," Kim said.

Kamangari could not be reached after the discovery, and police said family members indicated he could be suicidal.

Kim said police don't know where Kamangari could have gone, as he's recently distanced himself from friends.

"It's upsetting to the family. We're hoping that there's good news," he said.

Kamangari is described as a Persian man about five feet 10 inches tall, weighing 130 pounds with a slim build and dark hair.

He has a scar or dark spot on his right cheek the approximate size of a loonie, and he was last seen wearing a black cotton hoodie jacket, blue jeans and black shoes.

The vehicle he may be driving is a four-door, black 2008 Mercedes 300, with B.C. licence plate number 037 MDT.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 604-461-3456.

© Copyright (c) Coquitlam Now

Vivian Murdock
There is no photograph available at this time.
Surrey, Burnaby
Missing Femal
e

File # 2010-21773 2010-05-31 09:25 PDT

The Burnaby RCMP is seeking the public’s assistance to locate a missing 45 year old woman who was last heard from by her family in April 2010.

Vivian Murdock last contacted her family in April 2010 on Facebook. Her family has not been able to contact her since then. She does not have a current address and is known to frequent the Downtown Eastside of Vancouver. Efforts to locate Vivian by her family have been unsuccessful to date.  She is described as an Aboriginal female, 45 years old, 5'7",119 lbs with long brown hair and brown eyes. There is no photograph available at this time.


If you have seen Vivian Murdock please contact the Burnaby RCMP at (604)294-7922, or advise her to contact her family or local police.

Michael COUTINHO

Lower Mainland District, Chilliwack
Missing Chilliwack man is believed to have met with foul play, IHIT investigates

File # File 2010 - 2378 2010-06-10 12:23 PDT

A missing man who has not been seen by family since the first week of May is believed to have met with foul play. IHIT has been assigned to investigate the circumstances behind the disappearance and possible foul play.

On May 10, 2010 61-year-old Michael COUTINHO (CO TEE NOH) was reported missing to the Chilliwack office of the Upper Fraser Valley Regional Detachment. The report was place by a family member who had not seen Michael since May 8, 2010.

Initially the Upper Fraser Valley RCMP Serious Crime section was conducting the investigation. Investigators continued to move forward for approximately 3 weeks until there was some circumstances that suggested that COUTINHO had met with foul play and may have been murdered.

On June 2, 2010 Upper Fraser Valley Regional RCMP Serious Crime Section met with investigators from the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team to review the investigation to date. After the meeting it was determined that IHIT would become the lead investigators on the file as circumstances suggested the victim had met with foul play.

IHIT investigators are turning to the community of the Upper Fraser Valley Region to ask for assistance. Police have identified a vehicle that COUTINHO was operating. The vehicle was a courtesy car from a local car lot known as O’Connor Chrysler. The vehicle was located in the Majuba Hill area at the Abbotsford-Chilliwack border near a popular recreational vehicle (ATV, off road motorcycles) location. The vehicle was discovered engulfed in flames.
and reported to police on May 8, 2010 at approximately 7:30 PM.

White PT Cruiser

The vehicle is described as a newer model white Chrysler PT Cruiser with O’Connor Chrysler identifying signs on it.

Investigators are asking anyone that was in the area on May 8, 2010 of Majuba Hill near the popular ATV spot to call if you have information regarding the White PT Cruiser.

Additionally, On May 9, 2010 a friend of COUTINHO’S was in the area of Parmenter Road near Cultus Lake looking to see if he can locate his missing friend. While on Parmenter Road the friend was approached by a male driving a tan or beige large SUV similar to a Yukon. The male told COUTINHO’S friend that on the previous day he spoke to a couple that had found a wallet and were going to turn it into police . To date there have notMichael Coutinho been any wallets turned into police in the region.

Investigators would like to identify and speak with the male in the large SUV as well as the couple that apparently found a wallet on Parmenter Road.

The victim, Michael COUTINHO is a 61-year-old Chilliwack man. He was not known to police. COUTINHO ran a small T Shirt shop in the area. He is in a common-law relationship and has a child under the age of 2 years old.

Anyone with information regarding the disappearance of Michael COUTINHO, the PT Cruiser or the wallet is asked to call IHIT TIP Line at 1-877-551-IHIT. If you wish to remain anonymous please call CRIMESTOPPERS at 1-800-222-TIPS. Your anonymity is guaranteed.

Dale Carr (Cpl.)
Integrated Homicide Investigation Team
Strategic Communications/Media Spokesperson
Office: 604-598-4609
email: dale.carr@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

Chilliwack
Public information still needed to help find Michael COUTINHO

File # 2010-13303 Mon May 31 13:35:00 PDT 2010

Chilliwack, BC: The Chilliwack RCMP are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a 60 year old missing man.

Michael COUTINHO of Chilliwack was last seen in the Yarrow area on May 8, 2010. He was wearing green military pants, a black t-shirt and white running shoes. COUTINHO was driving an O'Connor's courtesy car described as a 2005 white Chrysler PT Cruiser. Police have now confirmed that the vehicle COUTINHO was last seen driving was recovered burnt in the area of Belrose Drive and Old Yale Road in Abbotsford on May 8th, 2010 (near the Chilliwack/Abbotsford border). The vehicle was located on a gravel road that is frequented by people operating all terrain vehicles.

"Police believe that due to the recreation activity that takes place in this area the vehicle was recovered there may have been witnesses in the area prior to the vehicle fire" said Cpl. Lea-Anne Dunlop. "COUTINHO's disappearance is being treated as suspicious and the investigation is active and ongoing".

Michael COUTINHO is described as being 5'10" in height (178 cm), 181 pounds (82 kg), with grey eyes and grey hair.

Chilliwack RCMP are asking for the public assistance in locating COUTINHO, and are also seeking any witnesses that may have seen the associated vehicle prior to it's recovery. Anyone with any information regarding Michael COUTINHO or the vehicle he was last seen driving is asked to contact the Chilliwack RCMP at 604-792-4611 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Robert Darrel McWilliam
NO PICTURE AVAILABLE
Valemount
Search for Missing Man Continues

File # 2010 2010-06-01 19:53 PDT

Tete Jaune Cache, BC: Investigators are continuing their efforts to locate a missing man, Robert Darrel McWilliams, aged 57.

Mr. McWilliams was last seen May 23, 2010. He and his family and friends were around a campfire located on the banks of the Fraser River on the property of the Tete Jaune Cache Motel located on Highway 16. Mr. McWilliams and another male were out by the campfire late into the night. The other male was reported to have fallen into the river but managed to swim to shore. When the male returned to the campfire Mr. McWilliams was not present. Valemount RCMP members, a Police Dog
Service member from Prince George as well as members of the Robson Valley Search and Rescue Team conducted a thorough search of the area.

The Fraser River was running at a spring water level which placed the campfire about three meters from the river bank. The water at this location is running a fast current and gets deep not far from shore. Investigators are aware of the possibility that Mr. McWilliams may have fallen into the river. The Underwater Recovery Section from Prince George was contacted and conducted a search with underwater cameras but failed to locate any evidence in relation to Mr. McWilliams' disappearance.

Police are continuing their investigation and are asking anyone who may have any information about Mr. McWilliams' whereabouts to contact them at 250-566-4466. Mr. McWilliams is described as approximately 6’01” and about 200lbs. He was last seen wearing faded Levi blue jeans and a dark navy blue jacket.

Douglas RENZ

Chilliwack
Chilliwack RCMP still looking for Douglas RENZ
Share | File # 2010-12163
2010-12-09 15:12 PST
Chilliwack, BC: Police are still looking for Douglas Scott RENZ. RENZ was last heard from in February of 2010. While police have been unable to confirm much of the information they have heard from people who know RENZ, there is some indication that he may have left the Chilliwack area early last year.

Police were able to confirm that RENZ last had contact with friends in the Chilliwack area in February of 2010. The Chilliwack RCMP have been actively investigating this missing persons case since it was reported in April of 2010. The Chilliwack RCMP want to speak to anyone who has any information on the whereabouts of Douglas RENZ, in particular anyone who has had contact with RENZ since February of 2010. (Click here for higher resolution photo)

Douglas Scott RENZ is described as a 50 year old white male, 5'10" in height, approximately 150 lbs with brown hair and green eyes. RENZ is balding and had short hair when last seen.

The initial media release requesting help from the public in June of 2010 did not generate any tips to aid the investigation. Any and all information will aid investigators in determining the whereabouts and well-being of Douglas Scott RENZ.

Anyone with information about RENZ's whereabouts is asked to call the Chilliwack RCMP at 604-792-4611 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 1-800-222-TIPS

Chilliwack
Have you seen Douglas RENZ?

File # 2010-12163 2010-06-03 09:55 PDT

Chilliwack BC: On April 29th, 2010 the Chilliwack RCMP received a missing persons report from a family member of Douglas Scott RENZ. RENZ had not been seen in over a year and had not been heard from since November of 2009. Over the past month police have made several area inquiries and have exhausted all investigation leads in an attempt to locate RENZ.

RENZ was living a transient lifestyle primarily in the Chilliwack and Yarrow area. Police are now looking to the public for any information that may lead to locating RENZ to confirm his well-being. Police would like to speak to anyone who had contact with RENZ after November of 2009 to try and determine when and where he was last seen.

Douglas Scott RENZ is described as a 50 year old white male, 5'10" in height, approximately 150 lbs with brown hair and green eyes. RENZ is balding and had short hair when last seen.

Anyone with information about RENZ's whereabouts is asked to call the Chilliwack RCMP at 604-792-4611 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

New Hazelton
Police Seek Public Assistance in Locating Elderly Male

File # 2010-1307 2010-05-16 08:44 PDT

RCMP are asking for public assistance in locating an elderly male who has gone missing somewhere between Kitwanga and Terrace.

Aage (pronounced Aug-ee) ENGHOLM left his residence in Kitwanga on May 13th at approximately 14:30 hrs bound for Terrace via Highway 16.

ENGHOLM is described as an elderly male, 5"1", 187 lbs with grey hair and blue eyes. He is believed to be driving a red 2008 Ford Escape bearing BC License plate "501 BTV".

Extensive aerial and ground searches have been conducted along Highway 16 between Kitwanga and Terrace and along the Skeena River which runs adjacent to Highway 16. The search continues.

Anyone with any information about ENGHOLM or his vehicle is asked to contact their local RCMP detachment.

Shaun Chris MacDonald-McLaughlin

Search on for missing Coquitlam man, 21

By Staff Reporter, The Province May 11, 2010


Police are asking for the public's help in locating a 21-year-old Coquitlam man with mental health issues who has been missing for
Shaun Chris MacDonald-McLaughlin was last seen at a friend's place in Vancouver at 4 p.m. on March 12. almost two months.

Shaun Chris MacDonald-McLaughlin was last seen at a friend's place in Vancouver at 4 p.m. on March 12, but was not reported missing by his family until March 27.

MacDonald-McLaughlin is Caucasian, five feet 11 inches tall, about 140 pounds and has long brown hair and brown eyes. When last seen he was wearing a black shirt, black sweater and black pants, and had a full beard.

Police said he may not be taking his medications.

Anyone with information is asked to call Cst. Madden at the Coquitlam RCMP at 604-945-1550 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

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Darreld Rayner

Lake Cowichan
Can You Help Solve a Three Year Old Mystery?

File # 2007-1769 2010-05-07 08:50 PDT

On May 7, 2007, 52 year old Darreld Rayner of Lake Cowichan went missing while walking his dog. Mr Rayner was last seen at approximately 8:30 AM walking along Fairservice Main logging road, approximately 3 kilometers from his home. Beginning that afternoon, an extensive search was conducted by RCMP and local Search and Rescue crews, with the assistance of family and volunteers. Mr Rayner’s dog, a Jack Russell Terrier, was found that night by searchers, as was a coffee cup belonging to Mr. Rayner. The intensive search covered every square meter of the area, and included the use of tracking dogs and helicopters. The search went on for several days, and over 3400 search hours were expended.  After the official search ended, the family and other volunteers continued to search for Mr. Rayner in the area south of Lake Cowichan for several more months, never giving up hope that their family member and friend would be found.

Over the last three years, Lake Cowichan RCMP and the RCMP's Island District General Investigation Service, have investigated numerous leads on this investigation including interviewing over 20 witnesses all around southern Vancouver Island.

May 7, 2010 is the three year anniversary of the disappearance of Darreld Rayner. While many explanations can be surmised as to what actually happened to Mr Rayner, investigators have not ruled out any in this mystery. The area where Mr. Rayner went missing has been changed since that day in May of 2007. More of the area has been logged and cleared.  Still, with all that ground being disturbed, there has been no sign of Rayner.

Police are hopeful that this new appeal to the public will lead to new information which will answer the questions about what happened to Mr. Rayner on that day in May of 2007.

The RCMP extend their thanks to the Rayner family for their continued support of their efforts, and to Chek TV for their assistance with producing this Crimestoppers Video.

Anyone with information on the disappearance of Darreld Rayner, is asked to call the Lake Cowichan RCMP at 250-749-6668, or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

To view an aerial map of the area detailing where Darreld Rayner was last seen, and the extensive search area, click here. (Google Map link)

To view previous media releases on this investigation, click here.

All media enquiries related to this investigation should be directed to Cpl. Darren Lagan at 250-380-6174.

Released by

Darren A. Lagan, Cpl.
Communications Officer
Island District RCMP
2881 Nanaimo Street, Victoria, B.C.
Office: 250-380-6174
Fax: 250-380-6264
Email:
bcrcmp@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

Hardeep Singh SANDHU
http://bc.rcmp.ca/digitalAssets/20/20574_Hardeep_Singh2__web_.jpg

File # 2010-51612 2010-04-30 15:59 PDT

Please find attached an updated photo of the type of vehicle that this missing person is associated to

Surrey RCMP are requesting the public’s assistance in locating a missing Surrey man.

Hardeep Singh SANDHU, who is 32 years old, was last seen on the evening of April 24th at 7:00pm in the area of 133 Street and 78 Avenue, Surrey. His friends are concerned as they have not heard from him since then, which is reported to be out of character.

http://bc.rcmp.ca/digitalAssets/20/20576_task0045_-_photo_2__09_accord__-_100430_-_strachan__web_.bmpMr. SANDHU is described as a South Asian male, 5'9" tall, and weighing approximately 170 pounds. He was last seen wearing a full grey Hugo Boss track suit, Hugo Boss satchel, and black Nike shox running shoes. Mr. SANDHU does not have any previous health conditions.

Mr. SANDHU drives a 2009 Honda Accord, black in colour, bearing BC licence plate “085XBJ”.

http://bc.rcmp.ca/digitalAssets/20/20577_task0045_-_photo__09_accord__-_100430_-_strachan__web_.bmpA photo of Mr. SANDHU is attached to this release.

Should you have any information concerning this missing person, please contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502, or your local police.

Surrey RCMP
Media Relations

http://surrey.rcmp.ca
Email: Surrey_media_relations@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

Abigail Andrews

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Fort St. John family uses billboards to help find missing woman

By Yolande Cole, The Province June 9, 2010

The family of a young pregnant woman who went missing from Fort St. John in April is hoping that two new billboards will help to solicit tips from the public on how she disappeared.

Beth Cobbett, the aunt of 28-year-old Abigail Andrews, who was last seen on April 7, raised donations from family and local businesses to put up two large signs on the Alaska Highway leading into the northern B.C. town.

The billboards feature two large photos, a description of the young woman and phone numbers to call with tips.

Cobbett is hoping the signs will help to garner clues from the community.

“My hope is mainly to just raise awareness of what’s happened to her,” she said. “We as a family don’t believe that she just decided to walk away from her life and start a new one somewhere else. We believe that she’s met with some kind of foul play or someone has intercepted her along the way.

“Still there’s lots of talk that she’s just gone, she’s partying,” she added. “We just would like people to look at this more seriously and consider the fact that maybe there’s someone amongst them . . . who has information.”

Andrews was last seen walking away from her Fort St. John apartment on the evening of April 7. Her mother, Debbie Andrews, said Abigail called her to say she was going to a friend’s house, and was asked to call or send a text message when she got home, but never did.

Abigail is six feet tall with a large build, long dark hair, hazel eyes, fair skin and a tattoo of tribal art on her lower back. She was three months pregnant at the time of her disappearance. Cobbett said she also had a purple Guess bag and a pink Blackberry Pearl phone with her.

Cpl. Annie Linteau of the RCMP said the investigation is still under way, and that police have received dozens of tips from the public so far. Anyone with information is asked to call CrimeStoppers or police.

Debbie Andrews said she is “in for the long haul now” with the investigation into her daughter’s disappearance.

“I don’t know how this all happened without anybody seeing anything or knowing anything, but maybe someone does know something and maybe their conscience will just get to them after a long time and they will just have to say something,” she said.

Cobbett sent a direct appeal to her missing niece on the “off-chance” that she is out there.

“We love you and we want you to come home,” she said.

ycole@theprovince.com

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Fort St John - Police Search for Missing Person

File # 2010-3291 2010-04-13 20:45 PDT

The Fort St John RCMP are continuing their investigation into the disappearance of Abigail Andrews. Her family reported her as missing on Friday, April 7, 2010 after concerns that she hadn't been heard from in couple of days. Abigail was last seen walking away from her residence on the evening of Wednesday, April 7, 2010.

The police have followed up on numerous tips from the public and continue to actively pursue all available leads received regarding Abigail's disappearance. All avenues of investigation are being explored but the police have not ruled out foul play at this time.

Members of the Fort St. John RCMP Serious Crime Unit and General Duty Section are working with the family in order to find Abigail. The family has established a Facebook site where photographs of Abigail can be viewed. Abigail is described as being 6 feet tall, 200 pounds and having brown hair. Abigail has hazel eyes and a tattoo of tribal art on her lower back.

The police are requesting that anyone who may have any information about Abigail and her disappearance, to contact the Fort St. John RCMP at 250-787-8140.

If you wish to remain anonymous please call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. They are open 24/7. Tip can be left anonymously online at www.crimestoppersfsj.com. You do not have to give your name, address, or your telephone number. You do not have to testify in Court. A cash reward of up to $2000.00 will be paid for any information which leads to an arrest and/or charge.

Deano PAUS

Body found near Hope identified as local man

Deano Paus went missing last March

By Tyler Olsen, The Times

Human remains found last week between Agassiz and Hope belonged to a Chilliwack man who had been missing for nearly a year, the Times has learned.

RCMP Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) spokesperson Cpl. Dale Carr confirmed that the remains were those of Deano Paus.

The 40-year-old Chilliwack resident was reported missing last March, just days after a car that turned out to be his was found down an embankment near Mission, two kilometres up a forest service road.

Paus had recently been laid off from his job at an Abbotsford mill. A graduate of Chilliwack senior secondary school in 1988, Paus, who was well known in the Chilliwack softball community. He had a girlfriend but no children.

Paus was known to police. But, shortly after his disappearance, his sister and mother told the Times that Paus was a funny, caring and much-loved man.

"Everybody liked him. He talked to anybody. He's very outgoing, very kind," said his mother, who worried her son may have gotten mixed up with the wrong people.

IHIT took over the case soon after the disappearance, but without a body, they didn't have much to go on, Carr told the Times last fall.

Still, police thought Paus had met with foul play since soon after he first went missing, he told the Times on Thursday.

"We're treating it as though it were a homicide," he said.

Paus's remains were found last Wednesday near Ruby Creek on a wooded property with several abandoned buildings. Now, police hope the discovery will allow them to track down Paus's killers.

"We were brought into this early on last spring by Chilliwack RCMP and now that we've confirmed and found his remains, we can move forward on the investigation."

- See Tuesday's Chilliwack Times for more on the case and Paus.

tolsen@chilliwacktimes.com

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Chilliwack - Have you seen Deano PAUS?

File # 2010-8133 2010-03-24 12:00 PDT

Chilliwack BC: On Sunday March 21st, 2010 Deano PAUS was reported missing to the Chilliwack RCMP by his family. Police began to investigate his whereabouts and learned that his vehicle had been recovered abandoned by the Mission RCMP on Wednesday March 17th, 2010. Police have not been able to locate Deano PAUS and are now hoping that information from the public will help.

The Mission RCMP recovered PAUS's vehicle, a grey 4 door 2007 Ford Fusion, two kilometres up the Florence Lake Forestry Road near Stave Lake down an embankment. Mission RCMP were unable to make contact with Deano PAUS, who is the registered owner, to advise him of his vehicles recovery and their investigation was ongoing when he was reported missing to the Chilliwack RCMP.

Missing - Deano PAUS"Mission Search and Rescue and RCMP Air Services helicopter have been utilized to search for PAUS in the Stave Lake area and at this point have met with negative results" said Cpl Lea-Anne Dunlop. "The investigation is ongoing by the Chilliwack RCMP Serious Crime Unit and police are looking for any and all information from the public to help determine Deano PAUS whereabouts".

Deano PAUS is known to police. He is from Chilliwack and has ties to Abbotsford as well. He is described as a 40 year old Caucasian male, 5'9" in height, approximately 200 lbs with brown hair and brow eyes.

Any number of people may have seen PAUS's vehicle in the Stave Lake area prior to police recovering it. Anyone with information is ask to call the Chilliwack RCMP at 604-792-4611 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS. Crime Stoppers Tips can also be made online at www.chilliwackcrimestoppers.ca.

Deano PAUS is asked to call family or the Chilliwack RCMP to confirm that he is okay if he learns that he has been reported missing.

Christopher Faulkner

Richmond - Missing 37 Year Old Male

File # 2010-8658 2010-03-16 08:21 PDT

The Richmond RCMP is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a 37 year old missing Richmond man.

Christopher FAULKNER was last seen on the evening of March 9th, 2010 at the Shelter Island Marina in Richmond, where he resides.                        

Christopher is described as 6'3" tall with a slim/muscular build. He has dark brown hair usually worn in a pony tail and he has green eyes. He was last seen wearing jeans, a dark jacket and black work boots. He is known to use a gray mountain bike, unknown make and model, as his main source of transportation.                        

Christopher does not have any physical or mental health issues nor does he have a criminal history. He has never gone missing before and his family and police are concerned about his whereabouts.

The Richmond RCMP are asking the public who may have seen Christopher after March 9th, or who may know of his current whereabouts, to contact Constable ELLIS of the Richmond RCMP at 604-278-1212

          

Paul Michael Foster

Hamilton police seek assistance of public in locating: PAUL MICHAEL FOSTE White Male                                                      

5’10”
195 lbs. 
medium build
short blonde spiky hair
blue eyes
TATTOOS: Dragon on his shoulder,
                    “FOSTER” on his back        Ring tattoo on his ring finger
                 
Paul’s vehicle is also missing and it is unknown whether he left his home in his car. 
His vehicle is described as: 
                     1999 Chevrolet S10 pick-up
                      black in colour
                      licence plate 343 1RJ

Paul Michael FOSTER, 28 yrs. of Hamilton, was last seen by his family on Sunday, January 10th, 2010 at approximately 6:00 p.m.  His family is concerned about his well-being as he has not contacted them since they last spoke.  Paul left his dog at home unattended, has not accessed his bank accounts and has made no contact with his friends.  All of this behaviour is out of the ordinary for him.

It is unknown what clothing Paul was wearing when he left his home. Hamilton Police are asking anyone having seen or heard from Paul or with any information about his whereabouts to contact Division One Detectives at: 905-546-3833

Jessica Elizabeth Lloyd

Belleville ON.

Wing commander Col. Russell Williams (left), 46, was arrested Sunday and is charged with first-degree murder in the deaths of two Ontario women Marie France Comeau (centre), 38 and Jessica Lloyd, 27.

BELLEVILLE, Ont. — Ontario police have charged the senior officer at CFB Trenton in south-eastern Ontario with first-degree murder in the deaths of Jessica Lloyd and a second Ontario woman, Marie France Comeau.

Wing commander Col. Russell Williams, 46, was arrested Sunday and is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Lloyd, 27. She was reported missing Jan. 29, after she didn't show up for work. Lloyd last communicated with a family friend on Jan. 28 -10 at 10:36 p.m. through text messaging.

Helicopter and ground searches near her Belleville home, about 180 kilometres northeast of Toronto, turned up nothing. Her body was found Monday.

Comeau, 38, was found dead in her home, in Brighton, Ont., on Wednesday, Nov. 25, around 1 p.m. She was a corporal in the Armed Forces and a flight attendant based at Trenton.

Williams — who will be in court Monday afternoon in Belleville, joined the Canadian Forces in 1987 after having obtained a degree in economics and political science from the University of Toronto. He received his pilot's wings in 1990 and was posted to 3 Canadian Forces Flying Training School where he served for two years as an instructor on the CT-134 Beech Musketeer.

In 1992, Williams was posted to 434 (Combat Support) Squadron in Shearwater, N.S., where he flew the CC-144 Challenger in the electronic warfare / coastal patrol role, according to his official military biography. He was subsequently posted to 412 (Transport) Squadron in Ottawa where he continued to fly the Challenger, this time in the VIP transport role. Promoted to major in November 1999, he was posted to Director General Military Careers where he served as the multi-engine pilot career manager.

Williams attended the Canadian Forces Command and Staff Course from August 2003 to June 2004, where he obtained a master of defence studies from the Royal Military College. Following promotion to lieutenant-colonel in June 2004, he was appointed commanding officer 437 (Transport) Squadron

In January 2009, he was posted to the Canadian Forces Language School in Gatineau, Que., for a six-month period of French language training, during which he was promoted to his current rank.

His bio states Williams is a keen photographer, golfer, fisherman and runner and is married to Mary Elizabeth.

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OTTAWA — Ontario police have arrested a male for the disappearance and death of Jessica Lloyd.

Lloyd's family reported the 27-year-old Belleville, Ont., woman missing on Jan. 29, after she didn't show up for work

The Ontario Provincial Police and the Belleville Police Service unveiled the news about Lloyd's death Monday in a news release.

It remains unclear whether Lloyd's body has been found.

Lloyd is described as 5'5" tall, 125 lbs., green eyes and dark brown shoulder length hair.

She was believed to be wearing brown suede boots with white stitching, possibly a sweater and a vest at the time of her disappearance.

Police say she last communicated with a family friend on Jan. 28 at 10:36 p.m. through text messaging.

Helicopter and ground searches near her Belleville home, about 180 kilometres northeast of Toronto, turned up nothing.

OPP Deputy Commissioner Vince Hawkes, Chief Cory McMullan of the Belleville Police Service and OPP Criminal Investigation Branch have scheduled a news conference for Monday afternoon.

Police are not releasing any other details at this time.

News of the woman's disappearance sparked a fury of reactions on social networking sites, Facebook and Twitter.

Facebook user Debbie Weir Cairns wrote, "Such a sad, needless tragedy! My heart breaks for her family and friends. Another beautiful soul taken way too soon."

Heather M Sharpe, wrote, "For a beautiful angel loved and cared about by many. You are in a better place and have touched so many peoples' lives. Wishing your family divine comfort. With sympathy from Manitoba."

On Twitter, Mistymoon0520 tweeted, "RIP Jessica Lloyd. Taken far too soon. Heartfelt wishes to family, friends & loved ones."

Adrian Morrow
Staff Reporter

By all indications, it was a regular Thursday night for Jessica Elizabeth Lloyd.

The 27-year-old was at her home just north Belleville, near Kingston. She had to work the next morning and prepared to head to bed early.

At 10:36 p.m., she texted a friend. It was the last time anyone heard from her.Wing commander Col. Russell Williams (left), 46, was arrested Sunday and is charged with first-degree murder in the deaths of two Ontario women Marie France Comeau (centre), 38 and Jessica Lloyd, 27.

When she didn’t show up for work the next day at Tri-Board Student Transportation Services, a company that buses area children to school, the alarm bells went off.

Family and friends tried to contact her, but to no avail.

When they visited her house, her car was still there, as was her purse, her wallet and her identification. She was nowhere to be found.

Friends and strangers have been putting up posters across town, while police have assigned officers with the tactical team and ATV unit to the search. Police in nearby Stirling-Rawdon are also helping out.

After two searches on Saturday failed to find the missing woman, family and friends are planning another search for Sunday.

A Facebook group dedicated to finding her had more than 7,000 members as of Saturday evening, leaving Lloyd’s older brother, Andy, astounded by the outpouring of support.

“I’d like to thank every single person who helped – it’s been actually amazing,” he said, adding that many people who didn’t know his sister have pitched in.

“Thanks from the bottom of my heart.”

Police have called the disappearance suspicious, but have not indicated what, if any, theories investigators have developed to explain her disappearance.

Andy, likewise, said he was keeping an open mind.

“We’re trying not to draw any conclusions. We’re staying optimistic,” he said.

Lloyd is described as five-feet-five-inches tall, 125 pounds with green eyes and dark brown, shoulder-length hair. She has an intricate tattoo of the letter “L” that spans her lower back. Police say she may be wearing brown suede boots with white stitching, a sweater and a vest.

Anyone who can help track her down can call police Sgt. Jeff Geen at 613-966-0882 ext. 2224

Christopher Marcotte 

Victoria (Vicki) Chan

Chilliwack - Police still looking for any and all information that may help find Vicki Chan.

Chilliwack BC: The Chilliwack RCMP continue to ask for help and information from the public in relation to a missing person investigation. On December 10th, 2009 the Chilliwack RCMP were advised by a local addiction outreach worker of a possible missing female. The police have now identified the female associated to this report as Victoria (Vicki) Chan, listed her as a missing person, and have been trying to find her for almost two months.
"There really is no updated information on her whereabouts but that is our concern" said Cpl Lea-Anne Dunlop. "Police have been investigating this file for almost two months and have established no information that has lead to confirming Chan's whereabouts or well being."

We continue to ask for any and all information that may lead us to Chan's whereabouts, or confirm that she is okay, to be reported to the Chilliwack RCMP at 604-792-4611 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (Crime Stoppers Tips can also be provided on-line at www.chilliwackcrimestoppers.ca).

Chilliwack - Have you seen Vicki Chan?
File # 2009-39066 2010-01-07 11:55 PST

Chilliwack BC: On December 10th, 2009 the Chilliwack RCMP were advised by a local addiction outreach worker of a possible missing female. The police have now identified the female associated to this report as Victoria (Vicki) Chan, listed her as a missing person, and are now trying to find her.

http://bc.rcmp.ca/digitalAssets/19/19134_Vicki_Chan.JPGThe initial report to police was of a female named Victoria who had not been seen around for a while. Through further investigation the Chilliwack RCMP have identified the female as Vicki Chan. Police have been able to confirm that Chan has not communicated with her family in sometime.

Chan lives an at risk lifestyle, is known to use drugs, and may be in either the Chilliwack, Abbotsford, or Vancouver area. While Chan was in Chilliwack she was of no fixed address and had been staying for a period of time at a residence on College street. She was not reported missing by family but the police are now attempting to confirm her whereabouts and ensure she is okay.

Victoria (Vicki) Mai-Lai Chan is described as a 41 year old Asian/Caucasian female, 5'6" in height, 110lbs, with long brown hair, brown eyes and a slim build.

The Chilliwack RCMP wish to speak to Vicki Chan, or anyone that knows her whereabouts. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Chilliwack RCMP at 604-792-4611 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS. Crime Stoppers Tips can also be placed on-line at www.chilliwackcrimestoppers.ca

Steven Jack Bellemare

A Stony Plain man who's been missing for the last three wehttp://www.630ched.com/Pics/10%20Jan/BELLEMARE2.JPGeks may have been heading to Prince George.
RCMP say Steven Jack Bellemare, 35, was last seen in the Edmonton-area community on Dec. 20 and has not been heard from since. It was suspected he was heading to Prince George in a black 2007 GMC Sierra
pickup truck.
He's described as a 35-year-old Caucasian, 6'1" (185 cm) tall, weighin 190 pounds (86 kg) with brown hair and brown eyes.
Investigators added that they've discovered nothing suspicious, so far, but would like to check on the man's well being.
Anyone with information is asked to call Prince George RCMP at 250-561-3300 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS /
www.pgcrimestoppers.bc.ca to give anonymous information.

Jae Hyung KIM

Surrey - Missing Person

File # 2010-727 2010-01-03 02:31 PST

MISSING MALE:  Jae Hyung KIM

Jae Hyung KIM has been missing since just after midnight on January 1, 2010 when he left his residence in the Newton area of Surrey.  Police are very concerned for KIM's wellbeing as he may be suicidal. KIM does not have a vehicle and does not have any money on him.

KIM is a Korean male, 5'6" tall, 170 lbs, has long straight black hair, some stubble, brown eyes, good teeth, no tattoos or birthmarks and is possibly wearing brown shoes or boots and black jeans.

If you have seen or have any information regarding the whereabouts of Jae Hyung KIM, please contact the Surrey RCMP at (604) 599-0502.

Peter WARNER

North Vancouver - North Vancouver looking for Peter WARNER

File # 2009-26999 2010-01-05 09:02 PST

The North Vancouver RCMP is looking for Peter WARNER after his family reported that they have not seen or heard from him in a few months.

Mr. WARNER is a 44 year old Caucasian male, 173cm in height, weighing 73 kg, with brown hair and blue eyes.

At this point police are not considering Mr. Warner’s disappearance suspicious but it is out of character for him to not contact his family.

If you have any information on the whereabouts of Mr. WARNER please contact the North Vancouver RCMP office at 604-985-1311 and/or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

Daniel (Dan) Richard McCallum

Lillooet - Missing Person Daniel Richard McCallum

File # 2009-250 2009-12-31 06:56 PST

 Police are continuing their efforts to locate missing man, investigators are seeking information on his current whereabouts. Daniel (Dan) Richard McCallum 46 years old was reported missing by his family in February 2009.

The Lillooet RCMP are seeking public assistance, with investigators interested in any information regarding Dan McCallum's whereabouts or travels since October 2008. A missing persons file was generated in February 2009 in Lillooet, after the family of Daniel (Dan) Richard McCallum reported to police that they had not heard from him for several months, which was out of character.

In past, they have had contact with him every few weeks and by late February 2009, McCallum hadn't been heard from since October 2008.  Investigators have attempted to locate him via police and Provincial and Federal government information systems.  The investigation has confirmed that McCallum was living in the Lillooet area up to 2008.  Further tips received indicated that McCallum was in the 100 Mile House area and then possibly moved to the Kamloops area.  

The last media release disseminated in May 2009 uncovered no further information or newer tips from the Kamloops area.  Investigators are not ruling out foul play at this time nor are they ruling out that McCallum may have relocated in another province, as McCallum has a history of previous travels across Canada.

Dan McCallum is described as, male Caucasian 46 years old, 5'10", 180 lbs, brown hair and brown eyes.  Dan has several tattoos, with the most visible on his arms;

  • Black panther on upper left arm
  • Scorpio with "DAN" inscribed in the middle on upper right arm
  • "DM" on left arm

The Lillooet RCMP along with the McCallum family are seeking any information on the current whereabouts of Daniel Richard McCallum in addition to any information regarding his travels since last reports of his being in the 100 Mile House to Kamloops area.  

Persons with any information are asked to contact the Lillooet RCMP at 250-256-4244 or their local police services.  Those wishing to forward information anonymously, can do so by contacting Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

Layla LOW
Surrey - Missing Person

2009-12-08 11:15 PST

On November 21, 2009 Layla LOW was reported missing to the Surrey RCMP after she failed to return home. LOW has been reported missing in the past but has always returned home or been located within a short period of time.

Family states LOW has recently become more involved with the criminal element and therefore there is a concern for her physical safety. LOW is known to frequent the Surrey area but may have traveled to other Metro Vancouver jurisdictions.

Attempts by investigators to locate LOW have proven negative and as such they are seeking the public’s assistance in locating her.

LOW was last seen wearing a black jacket with a white zip-up hoodie underneath and skinny light blue jeans. She was not carrying any bags, ID, or money with her. She is described as 5'2",110lbs with very short dyed red hair (natural brown) and brown eyes.

If you have any more information please call the Surrey RCMP at 604.599.0502 or Crimestoppers at
1-800-222-TIPS.

Tyler WALTON

Tyler Walton missing from Williams Lake for four years

On November 18, 2009 the family of Tyler Walton reported him missing, as they had not heard from him in several days.

Subsequent investigation by the Williams Lake RCMP determined that Tyler was last seen on November 10, 2009 when he stopped by his father’s house in the afternoon. Furthermore, other evidence collected by investigators suggests that afternoon of November 10, 2009 was the last time that Tyler was at his home located at 990 - 9th Avenue North in Williams Lake.

Tyler was known to go on hikes and searches of the some of the areas he frequently went hiking have taken place with no trace of him having been found. Tyler’s financial and telephone records have also shown no activity since he was reported missing.

Tyler was known to travel to the Lower Mainland and the United States but has always kept in touch with friends and family during such absences. As such, it seems unlikely that Tyler simply left Williams Lake and has chosen not to inform or update those who care about him.

During recent communication with Tyler's mother, she said, "Just please keep on sending prayers, loving thoughts, and consideration towards finding out what happened with my son."

Race: Caucasian
Age: 28
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 150lbs
Eyes: Brown
Hair: Brown
Facial Hair: Typically has a full beard

Tyler seems to have gotten around primarily on bicycle or on foot but did purchase a vehicle (a Subaru) in the weeks prior to his disappearance. However, Tyler’s vehicle and bicycle are accounted for.

The investigation has also determined that Tyler was involved in the drug trade at a very low level. Given the inherent risks associated to that lifestyle, police cannot discount the possibility that involvement in the drug trade played a role in Tyler’s disappearance.

A number of witnesses saw Tyler in the presence of two males on more than one occasion in the days leading up to his disappearance. One male is reported to have gone by the first name of 'Mike' but, that is all that is known about these two individuals at this time. Obviously, these two individuals may have information that would assist in the investigation and police would like to speak to them. Members of public that may have information as to the identity of these two individuals or information that may assist police in identifying the individuals are urged to contact police or CrimeStoppers.

Information received by police from a number of tips have also identified other persons that police are attempting to locate and interview and may, in turn, generate further lines of inquiry for which police may seek public assistance.  If you have information regarding this file call CrimeStoppers 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or the Williams Lake RCMP at 250-392-6211. Crime stoppers also subscribes to web tips at bccrimestoppers.com. You will remain anonymous.  Quote file #2009-11103. You may be eligible for a cash reward. The family of Tyler Walton is also offering a $25,000 reward for any information that leads to a successful conclusion of this investigation.

Williams Lake - Missing Person - Tyler Walton

2009-11-21 09:27 PST

The Williams Lake RCMP and North District General Investigation Section are continuing their investigation into the disappearance of Tyler WALTON who was last seen on November 09, 2009 at approximately 7:00 pm in Williams Lake.

Tyler is an outgoing person who's disappearance is very uncharacteristic. Tyler is a 25 year old Caucasian male in good physical shape; 5'11" tall and weighing 150 lbs. Tyler wears his hair at medium length and normally has a full beard.

Since this investigation commenced, numerous inquiries have been conducted by investigators. Despite this, no leads have surfaced to explain Tyler's whereabouts. Police are asking that anyone with information regarding Tyler to please contact Police in Williams Lake at 250-392-6211 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS(8477). 


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