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Zeyu QU

Burnaby - Missing Male Student

File # 2009-39318 Missing Male Student 2009-08-16 12:14 PDT

18 year old English Language student Zeyu QU was last seen on August 9, 2009 at his current residence located in the 6600 block of Broadway in Burnaby. He has been in Canada taking an English course over the past couple of weeks. QU left a message that he would be back in a couple of days.

QU is known as happy student who was involved in all of the provided student activities until the last few days prior to his disappearance when he became more quiet in nature.

Burnaby RCMP and the Family have been attempting to locate QU with no success, and at this time would like to request help from the Public.

QU apparently took some of his belongings with him and may have placed these items in either a yellow carry-on type suitcase or a large blue backpack.

It is unknown what QU was wearing at the time he left the home but he apparently often wore a hat.

DESCRIPTION:  Zeyu QU is an 18 year old Asian male, 6 feet 1 inch in height, approximately 175 pounds with a slim build. He has short black hair and black eyes. He is NOT known to have anything to do with either alcohol or drugs and has no known medical conditions.

If you have seen Zeyu QU or have any idea of his whereabouts, please contact the Burnaby RCMP.

Jessica Cheryl Hopkins

Agassiz - Update: Have you seen Jessica Hopkins or her dog 'cupcake'?

File # 2009-24386 2009-08-06 15:56 PDT

Agassiz BC: The Agassiz RCMP continue to look for Jessica Cheryl Hopkins and are asking for help from the public. A search of the Agassiz and Harrison area by Kent Harrison Search and Rescue and RCMP helicopter Air 1 provided no leads on Jessica’s whereabouts. Jessica was driving a grey 2 door Toyota Yaris when she was last seen near Morrison Valley Road in Harrison Mills. Jessica may have driven to a number of areas, and could have traveled a considerable distance at this point. Anyone that thinks they may have seen Jessica or her vehicle are asked to call the Agassiz RCMP at 604-796-2211, the Police in their jurisdiction or Crime Stoppers.

Jessica, age 36 of Abbotsford BC, is described as a Caucasian female, 5'6" in height, 200 lbs, with green eyes and long sandy brown hair.

She was last seen driving a grey Toyota Yaris with BC licence plate 481 CPP.

Jessica was also travelling with a small black pomeranian dog named cupcake that was with her when she was last seen.

Cupcake is Black Pomeranian with a white chest and grey tail, 3-4 years old, approximately 10lbs, described as very 'yappy'.

Agassiz - Missing Person - Jessica Hopkins

File # 2009-24386 2009-08-04 14:04 PDT

Agassiz BC: On Monday August 3, 2009 at approximately 5:00 p.m. the Agassiz RCMP were called and advised of a missing person. A family member called police to report that Jessica Hopkins, age 36 of Abbotsford, had been camping with her sister on the east side of Harrison Lake when she left to attend home. Jessica Hopkins began to act erratic prior to arriving home in Abbotsford and turned the vehicle around driving back to the Agassiz area, where she pulled over near the Chehalis crossing bridge on Morris Valley Road and let her sister and her sisters two small children out of the vehicle at their request. Jessica then continued on her own on Morris Valley Road. Family members are concerned for Jessica Hopkins safety due to her erratic behaviour and current mental state and contacted police to aid in locating her.

Jessica is described as a Caucasian female, 5'6" in height, 200 lbs, with green eyes and long sandy brown hair.

Police have made extensive patrols for the missing female and her vehicle, a two door grey Toyota Yaris with licence plate 481 CPP, and have not been able to locate Hopkins or her vehicle. A search was conducted until late yesterday spanning both the East and West Side of Harrison Lake with the assistance of Kent Harrison Search and Rescue.

The Agassiz RCMP are continuing their search today with the assistance of RCMP Helicopter Air 1, and Kent Harrison Search and Rescue, and are asking anyone that may have seen the vehicle of Jessica Hopkins, or Jessica herself to contact police.

Greywolf Dancingman ILDZI

Alberta - Missing Person from Alberta - Greywolf Dancingman ILDZI

2009-08-06 15:08 PDT

On July 30, 2009 the Evansburg RCMP Detachment received a complaint of a possible missing person. Greywolf Dancingman ILDZI, 30 years of age, was reported missing by his mother who had last seen him the week prior at their home in Edmonton.

On July 26, 2009 Evansburg RCMP members spoke to ILDZI as a result of a public complaint of a suspicious person and at that time, ILDZI told the member he was hitchhiking back to Quesnel B.C. and he was sent on his way.

On July 28, 2009 the Red Block Reserve in Quesnel B.C. received a phone call from ILDZI which was traced to a pay phone in Wildwood Alberta. ILDZI told the Elder he was speaking to that he was depressed and suicidal. Evansburg Detachment made extensive patrols of the area but ILDZI was not located. He has not been seen or heard from since.

Anyone who has information regarding the current whereabouts of ILDZI is asked to contact their local police, RCMP or Crimestoppers.

Jody HENRIKSON

IS IT JODY?
Body found on B.C.'s Bowen Island prompts speculation on missing girl's fate

WENDY STUECK

VANCOUVER— From Monday's Globe and Mail
Published

Police are investigating what is being described as a suspicious death after a body was found on a Bowen Island property.

The discovery, announced Saturday and being investigated by the Bowen Island RCMP and the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team, has renewed speculation over the fate of Jodi Henrickson, a 17-year-old who disappeared in June of 2009 and whose last reported sighting was on the island.

IHIT spokeswoman Sergeant Jennifer Pound said that an autopsy would be required to confirm identification, cause of death and how long the body had been where it was found – in a semi-rural area on the island, a 20-minute ferry ride from Vancouver.

Police have said the discovery does not appear to be linked to Ms. Henrickson’s case.

In the meantime, however, island residents are torn between hope that the mystery of Ms. Henrickson’s disappearance might be solved and foreboding over what the investigation will conclude.

“There are a lot of unanswered questions,” Neil Boyd, a criminologist at Simon Fraser University and a long-time resident of Bowen Island, said on Sunday.

“People just really want to know who that person is and how he or she got there.”

The body was discovered near an area where Ms. Henrickson was reportedly last seen and on a property linked to a man police have described as a person of interest in her disappearance.

Ms. Henrickson, who attended Howe Sound Secondary School, last had contact with family and friends in June of 2009. Friends reported seeing her at house parties before she disappeared. Police classified her death as a homicide in 2010 and there have been several searches and poster campaigns aimed at determining her fate.

Her family, which reported her disappearance, said it was out of character for her to not check in with family or friends.

Police have made public appeals for help, saying it’s possible that some people know more than they are telling police.

RCMP contacted the Henrickson family before publicly announcing that a body had been found but provided little other information, Jodi’s older brother, Rob James Henrickson, said on Sunday.

Missing teen's ex arrested for breach of conditions

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Six weeks after his ex-girlfriend disappeared, Gavin Arnott spoke to CTV News about Jody Henrickson, the 17-year-old from Squamish, B.C. August 1st, 2009. (CTV)

By: ctvbc.ca

Date: Saturday Feb. 11, 2012 6:50 PM PT

Gavin Arnott, a person of interest in the disappearance of B.C. teenager Jodi Henrickson two years ago, is in jail after breaching bail conditions on unrelated charges.

This past week 23-year-old Arnott was arrested near his home in Black Creek on Vancouver Island where he lives with his mother.

Court documents accuse him of contacting a 14-year-old girl who he allegedly had sex with. He had been charged with sexual interference and child pornography for allegedly keeping illicit photographs of the girl. The age of consent in Canada is 16.

This is the second time the young man has allegedly violated his bail conditions

Arnott came into the media spotlight after Henrickson, his former girlfriend, vanished early in the morning of June 20, 2009 after going to a house party on Bowen Island. He was convicted of assaulting her before she went missing and was the last person to see the 17-year-old alive.

In 2009, Arnott told CTV News Henrickson walked off after they had an argument

Despite an exhaustive search, investigators have found no sign of Henrickson. Police believe her body was buried somewhere on Bowen Island. To date, there have been no arrests linked to her case.

Arnott is being held in custody. His trial on the pornography and sexual interference charges is scheduled for later this month.

In 2011, the 23-year-old was accused of threatening another girlfriend.

With a report from CTV British Columbia's Lisa Rossington

Police renew the search for Jodi

 

Family of missing teen hope poster blitz will turn up new information

 
By Cassidy Olivier, The Province December 19, 2011


It's a call Rob-James Henrick-son has taken dozens of times over the past two-and-a-half years, ever since his sister, Jodi, vanished without a trace from the small community of Bow-en Island.

Every time homicide investigators come forward with another public plea for information, Henrickson's phone eventually starts ringing. On the other end is a reporter, with the expected list of worn questions:

Anything new you can tell us? How is the family doing? How are you doing?

This time, it was no different. Over the weekend, police unrolled a poster campaign aimed at drumming up leads in the June 2009 disappearance of Jodi, a mystery that continues to haunt her family and the tight-knit island of 3,500.

The posters of the popular 17-year-old, last seen in the early hours of June 20 leaving a house party with her ex-boyfriend Gavin Arnott, were to be handed out throughout the Sea to Sky Corridor, B.C. Ferries and Bowen Island.

The campaign is the latest in a series of high-profile searches and media pleas related to the Squamish teen's disappearance, which police are investigating as a homicide.

They believe she was killed on Bowen Island, although no arrests have ever been made.

Police were tight-lipped on Sunday when asked about suspects. At the time of her disappearance, Arnott was under a restraining order stemming from an earlier assault on Henrickson.

Sgt. Jennifer Pound of the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team said police are hopeful the poster blitz will prompt someone to come forward.

"It's just an avenue of getting the public back into reaching us and if anyone has any information to contact us," Pound said.

Contacted by The Province, Henrickson, the family spokes-man, said he was pleased that police are continuing to aggressively investigate. And he's hopeful that one case-breaking tip will eventually come forward.

"It's been so long and I don't think anyone knows what to expect at this point," said Henrickson, 22. "I guess we still have hope that something will eventually come up that's why this new poster distribution is a positive thing."

While it makes enduring another Christmas without Jodie harder, Henrickson said the timing of the poster campaign might work to the advantage of investigators as hammers home the grief his family has had to endure.

This Christmas, he said, will be a quiet one spent at his parent's house in Squamish.

"There really hasn't been any-thing lately to get my sister back in the media's attention," Henrickson said. "So it's really positive that it keeps people in the know that she is still missing."

Anyone with information can make an anonymous tip to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

cassidyolivier@theprovince.com

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© Copyright (c) The Province

Sudden appeal for help solving 2009 disappearance
By: ctvbc.ca
Date: Saturday Dec. 17, 2011 6:21 PM PT

For the first time since Jodi Henrickson went missing two years ago, police are distributing posters of the B.C. teenager in hopes of finding someone who may have information about what happened to her.

Henrickson vanished early in the morning of June 20, 2009, after going to a house party on Bowen Island, B.C. To date, there have been no arrests linked to her case.

When asked why there is a sudden interest in finding new information, Sgt. Jennifer Pound of the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team told CTV News, "We sometimes know that people have information that they think may be too small, but in cases such as this, there's no information too small."

The posters will be handed out in more than 100 locations, including throughout the Sea-to-Sky corridor, on BC Ferries and on Bowen Island. They show Henrickson's image as well as provide contact details for people to use if they know something about her disappearance.

"She's been gone for two years now. It wasn't in her character to stay away from home or to not contact her family," Pound added.

Henrickson, who was 17-years-old when she went missing, was last seen by her ex-boyfriend Gavin Arnott. At the time, Arnott was under a restraining order because he had assaulted her.

Arnott was interviewed by police and considered a person of interest as recently as May, but Pound would not confirm whether he remains a person of interest.

Despite an exhaustive search, investigators have found no sign of Henrickson. They believe she was killed on Bowen Island, but insist they aren't giving up.

"It's not a cold case," Pound said.

Pound wants to remind the public that no tip is too small or insignificant, and that all calls to Crimestoppers remain anonymous. The Crimestoppers phone number is 1-800-222-8477.

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With a report from CTV British Columbia's Penny Daflos

IHIT investigators take over case of missing Squamish teen Jodi Henrickson

By Ian Austin, The Province February 23, 2011
On what would have been Jodi Henrickson’s 19th birthday, the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team is preparing investigators to renew the search on Bowen Island for the missing Squamish teen.

Cpl. Dale Carr told The Province that his team will visit the island convinced that someone knows the answer to why the 17-year-old went missing after she attended a house party.

“Somebody out there is holding back,” Carr said of the young woman who was last seen between 6 and 7 a.m. on June 20th, 2009.

“It’s been two years.

“Think of if this was your daughter — wouldn’t you want that information forwarded to police?”

The IHIT team has conducted a review of the investigation so far — young Jodi’s disappearance is considered suspicious and foul play is suspected. Now the specialized homicide teen will visit the island, with an eye to re-interview some of the main players and cast a wider net with the hope of solving the disturbing case.

“We feel that there’s somebody on the island who has information who has not come forward,” said Carr. “It would have been her 19th birthday today.

“We’re letting the Bowen Island and Squamish communities know that IHIT is now taking the lead on the investigation.

“We’re preparing to visit Bowen Island.”

Jodi’s brother, Rob James Henrickson, said he hopes not another birthday goes by without some form of closure for the family.

“It’s the second birthday gone by, and we still don’t know anything,” said the brother. “This case isn’t going to solve itself.

“Even if it’s the smallest piece of information, that may be what’s needed.

“It wasn’t that easy to fall asleep last night.

“It’s hard to imagine what our family’s had to go through.

“If no one comes forward, our family’s going to be in this same place forever.”

Anyone with information is asked to call the IHIT tip line at 1-877-551-IHIT or anonymously to CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

iaustin@theprovince.com


By: ctvbc.ca

Date: Sunday Jun. 20, 2010 6:06 PM PT

One year after Squamish, B.C., teenager Jodi Henrickson disappeared, her family is pleading to anyone with information to come forward and help them find closure.

Henrickson vanished in the early morning hours of June 20, 2009 after leaving a house party on Bowen Island. Search and rescue crews scoured the area, but found no sign of the 17-year-old.

The agony of not knowing where Henrickson is, and whether or not she is alive, has taken a toll on her parents. They were too upset to speak on Sunday, the anniversary of their daughter's disappearance, but their 21-year-old son Rob spoke on their behalf.

"It's just really depressing for them," he said. "It definitely is different every time I come home. It's just weird not to have Jodi around."

Police initially treated Henrickson's disappearance as a missing person's case, but in March officials announced they had classified it as a homicide.

The family is still holding out hope that Henrickson could be alive, and they believe someone out there has information that they haven't shared with police. Mounties agree, saying there are some who have refused to cooperate with authorities.

"We need somebody to come forward with something," Rob said. "Right now we don't have any closure. Without any new information, this isn't going to go anywhere."

Henrickson's ex-boyfriend Gavin Arnott is the last known person to see her alive. In August, he said he and Henrickson had been arguing the night of the party in the middle of the road between 4 a.m. and 5 a.m.

"I guess she walked off, I walked away without looking back," he said.

Arnott was convicted of assaulting Henrickson two weeks before the party, and was under a court order to keep away from her.

After Henrickson went missing, Arnott was interrogated by police for hours, then released. An intensive search of his father's property was conducted last July.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 604-892-6100 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS if they wish to remain anonymous.

With a report from CTV British Columbia's Bal Brach

Investigators believe missing Squamish teen Jodi Henrickson is dead

 By Staff Reporter, The Province March 3, 2010 6:04 PM

Jodi Henrickson, 27, went missing after leaving a house party in June 2009.

Jodi Henrickson, 27, went missing after leaving a house party in June 2009.

Photograph by: Handout, Henrickson family

Police are treating the 2009 disappearance of a 17-year-old girl on Bowen Island as a homicide.

Jodi Henrickson went missing early on June 20, between 4 and 6:30 a.m., after leaving a house party. She was on the island for the weekend to visit friends.

Ex-boyfriend Gavin Arnott said he walked with Henrickson along Miller Road at around 5:30 a.m. They had a tense conversation, he said, and he walked away, leaving her on the road.

Henrickson wasn't reported missing until June 24 by her family, who didn't expect her home in Squamish until then.

Henrickson would have turned 18 on Feb. 23.

Sea-to-Sky Regional Police Service and the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team have been extensively investigating the case since Henrickson went missing, but will renew their inquiries on Bowen Island during the next few weeks.

Police believe that she was a victim of foul play. Although there have been numerous tips and possible sightings of Henrickson, all have proven to be unfounded.

Investigators don't think Jodi ran away or that she made it off the island on her own accord. Her disappearance has been classified as a homicide.

Anyone with information should contact the General Investigation Section at Squamish RCMP detachment 604-892-6100. If you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Police are asking residents of Bowen Island to check their rural properties and outbuildings for anything suspicious after the disappearance of a Squamish girl who attended a house party on the island overnight on June 19.

Jodi Hendrickson, 17, was last seen at the party between 4 and 6 a.m. on Saturday, June 20. She had told her parents she was going camping for the weekend and would be back Monday or Tuesday. They reported her missing on Wednesday.

RCMP and North Shore Search and Rescue have been searching the island since then.

Jodi hasn't had any contact with friends or family, which they say is out of character for her. She is described as a Caucasian female with long dark brown hair, a small build, approximately 5-foot-3. She was last seen wearing a black leather jacket, black long sleeve shirt and blue jeans, as in the accompanying photo.

Anyone who was at that party who has not been in contact with police should contact them at 604-787-1851. A tip line is available by calling 1-604-947-0516, or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

Public assistance requested to locate missing female

File # 2009 -4004 2009-06-25 13:32 PDT

Sea to Sky Regional Police Services are asking for assistance in locating missing seventeen year old female

Squamish, B.C. - Jody HENRIKSON last had contact with her family and friends on Friday June 19th, 2009 and advised that she was heading camping for the weekend and would be returning home on Monday or Tuesday at the lastest. Jody was reported missing to Squamish Detachment by her family on the evening of Wednesday June 24th, 2009.

Police have determined that HENRIKSON attended to a house party on Bowen Island and was last seen between 6 - 7 AM on Saturday June 20th, Jody has not contacted any or her family or friends and this behaviour is totally out of character for her. Jody is described as being ;

17year old Caucasian female, long dark brown hair, small build, approximatley 5'3". Jody was last seen wearing a black leather jacket, black long sleeve shirt, and blue jeans.
(as depicted in these photos)

Squamish RCMP are asking anyone with information on Jody's whereabouts, knows were she may be or anyone who was in contact with Jody on Bowen Island who has not spoken with police to contact them at Squamish Detachment 604-892-6100.

Squamish RCMP are asking anyone with information on Jody's whereabouts, knows were she may be or anyone who was in contact with Jody on Bowen Island who has not spoken with police to contact them at Squamish Detachment 604-892-6100.

Martin Howard Balfour

Missing Since 2001

Ridge Meadows - Police Continue Search

File # 2001-29306 2009-07-28 13:43 PDT

Pitt Meadows, B.C. - Ridge Meadows RCMP are continuing their search for now 34 year old Martin Howard Balfour. Balfour was reported missing to the police on December 30, 2001, two days after he was last seen by his room mate. He was living in an apartment in the 12000 block of Harris Road, and he left his home sometime before 9:00 a.m. December 28, 2001. His car, a blue 1983 Toyota Supra, was found parked by police on December 31st, 2001, but there has not been any sign of Balfour.

Many people have been interviewed by police since his mysterious disappearance. Police are requesting that anyone, who has not already spoken with police, who has any information to call Constable Aaron Hoggan, Ridge Meadows RCMP General Investigations at PH# 604 463-6251, or if you wish to remain anonymous call CRIME STOPPERS at 1 800 222-8477 or leave a TIP online at www.bccrimestoppers.com. Crime Stoppers will pay a reward of up to $2000.00 if your information leads to an arrest and conviction.
Ridge Meadows BC

Ronald William Carlow

Vancouver BC

Two years, family renews reward

Vancouver Sun June 18, 2009

Ronald William Carlow was last seen leaving his Yaletown apartment in the 1200-block of Homer Street near Drake on June 20, 2007

Photograph by: .., Vancouver police handout

VANCOUVER — The family of a Vancouver man missing for two years is pleading for information in his suspicious disappearance.

Ronald William Carlow was last seen leaving his Yaletown apartment in the 1200-block of Homer Street near Drake on June 20, 2007, Vancouver police said Thursday. He was 38.

Carlow, a contracted Greyhound courier, was caught by his building's video surveillance leaving his building at 5:51 p.m.

His bank accounts have remained untouched since he went missing.

Investigators discovered that Carlow met with people involved in the drug trade shortly after he left his apartment, Detective Ron Symes of the VPD Homicide Squad said Thursday in a written statement. He has not been seen since and both the family and investigators believe that he has been the victim of a probable murder, Symes added.

At the time, Carlow was on leave from work following hip replacement surgery.

Carlow is described as white, standing 5-11 and weighing 230 pounds. He has a muscular build, light brown hair and green eyes. He was last seen wearing a white T-shirt, brown and green camouflage shorts and brown flip-flops.

Carlow also has a distinctive tattoo of a ring of hockey sticks around his left bicep.

A reward for $10,000 has been renewed for another year for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible in the case, police said.

Carlow’s sister Lorette released the following statement:

“Losing someone you love is always difficult and painful. Not being able to bring them home and bury them is unimaginable. Not a day goes by where you are not wondering where he is and if only you could find him. The phone rings and you pray that somebody stumbled upon him and this will be the day and it never is.

“Two years ago, Ron, a loving son, brother, boyfriend, uncle and friend, walked out of his door never to be seen or heard from again. It was a busy street in Yaletown at 5:45 p.m. — somebody saw something. Ron deserves to be buried and put to rest and we deserve some peace and closure.

“If anybody knows anything or saw Ron on the day of his disappearance, please come forward. One day it could be you standing here and your family member gone. Do the right thing and let us finally put Ron where he belongs.

“We do not believe that Ron is alive and we do believe he was murdered and covering up or not coming forward with info makes you as bad as they are. Please, we are begging, call Crime Stoppers with any information of Ron or any other missing person.

Anyone with information can call the VPD Major Crime Section at 604-717-2500 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

© Copyright (c) The Vancouver Sun

Family pleads for info on missing man (3:05 pm)

By Linda Nguyen, Vancouver Sun

Published: Thursday, July 05, 2007

The family of a 38-year-old Vancouver man missing for two weeks are pleading for information in his suspicious disappearance.

Ronald William Carlow was last seen leaving his Yaletown apartment in the 1200-block of Homer Street near Drake on June 20.

"We haven't heard anything and we're extremely worried," Carlow's girlfriend Tina Saxton pleaded during a media briefing at Vancouver police headquarters today.

Saxton, a petite brown-haired young woman, had to pause a few times as her eyes filled up with tears when she described the last time she saw Carlow, a contracted Greyhound courier.

The building's video surveillance captured images of Carlow leaving his building around 5:30 p.m. in shorts, a T-shirt and flip-flops.

"His disappearance is suspicious because he wasn't dressed for a journey," Const. Tim Fanning said. "We've been working around the clock and following up any leads but we have no trace of where he might be."

Fanning added Carlow's bank accounts have remained untouched since he went missing.

Loretta Copley, 40, said this is uncharacteristic of her brother, who has no history with mental illness.

"We need somebody to come forward with something," she said.

At the time, Carlow was on leave from work following hip replacement surgery, she said.

Police said during their investigation they've discovered a number of Carlow's acquaintances who were not known to the family or his girlfriend.

Investigators are remaining tight-lipped about who these people are.

Carlow is described as white, standing 5-11 and weighing 230 pounds. He has a muscular build, light brown hair and green eyes.

He was last seen wearing a white T-shirt, brown and green camouflage shorts and brown flip-flops.

Carlow also has a distinctive tattoo of a ring of hockey sticks around his left bicep.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

Siya (Sylvia) Wei

Burnaby - Burnaby woman missing

File # 2009-33778 2009-07-10 23:30 PDT

The Burnaby RCMP is requesting the public’s assistance in locating Siya (Sylvia) Wei.

Sylvia left her Burnaby home on July 9th, 2009 at around 1100am and has not been heard from since. She is a visiting student from China and her friends are concerned for her well being. She is described as a 29 year old Asian female with long black hair, brown eyes and wears glasses. She is around 160cm tall and weighs 46kg. 

If anyone has seen Siya (Sylvia) Wei or has information about her whereabouts please contact the Burnaby RCMP at (604)294-7922

Yashpal Mehay

File:  2009-86044

Date: 2011-07-20

Surrey family pleads for public assistance

Family and friends are still seeking answers to the whereabouts of Yashpal

Mehay, the missing forty-three year old husband and father of two from Surrey.

On July 14th, 2009 Mr. Mehay disappeared after departing for Clinton BC where he co-owns a business and traveled frequently to every week. The last family member to see Yashpal Mehay was his son, who assisted Mr. Mehay with loading up his vehicle, a grey 2004 Mazda MPV bearing British Columbia licence plate 494KVK. At that time, Yashpal Mehay was wearing a green and white American Eagle long sleeve polo shirt and brown pants.

Yashpal Mehay was not known to drink, smoke, gamble, or use drugs. Mr. Mehay was the head of a Buddhist Community Group and was characterized as being quiet, peaceful, and happy. Mr. Mehay was not known to have any health or mental health issues at the time of his disappearance. He was not known to have any enemies, conflicts, or issues with anyone. There is also no indication that there were any financial issues with respect to Yashpal Mehay and his brother-in-law’s business.

The Surrey RCMP’s investigation revealed that on July 14, 2009 at 2:43pm, Yashpal Mehay made a purchase at the Costco in Abbotsford, BC and shortly thereafter purchased fuel at the same Costco. Video showed that Yashpal Mehay was wearing the same clothing described by his son. A short time later, Yashpal Mehay made a purchase at the Staples in Chilliwack, BC. There have not been any further confirmed sightings of Yashpal Mehay after this. There have also been no further credit card or banking transactions after the one at Staples.

Aerial searches, highway patrols, search and rescue, sonar searches, underwater recovery unit teams, rafting companies, railway police and workers, auto wreckers, ICBC checks, and police files in the area were all consulted and reviewed in the Surrey RCMP’s search.

Family and friends of Yashpal Mehay have also offered a reward for any information leading to his whereabouts and put up posters and walked the highway between Abbotsford and Clinton. Numerous potential sightings of Yashpal Mehay’s vehicle have been reported and followed up but nothing of investigative value was obtained.

Yashpal Mehay is described as a forty-one year old South Asian male, approximately  5"7-5"8', 180-185 lbs, with short black hair, brown eyes, and a black moustache. Anyone with any information as to his whereabouts are asked to call the Surrey RCMP’s Missing Person Unit at 604-599-0502

FAMILY STATEMENT

On July 14- 2009, Yashal left his Surrey house to attend his business in Clinton BC „just north of Cash creek which is about 3and half hour drive from Surrey. On the way he purchased inventory for his business from Abbotsford Costco store at around 200pm and thereafter he drove north and stopped briefly at Sardis(chilliwalk) Staples, and it was about 2:45Pm. And this was his last known stop as per Video surveillance we had seen. These stops were routinely done by him as per his business needs for inventory. And he never arrived at his Petro Canada Gas station in Clinton BC as expected.... We have not seen him or heard from him since . Nor the vehicle , 2002 Mazda MPV, Silver Gray with licence plate #494-kvk that he was driving on July 14th ,2009 been found.

Upon, learning the Yashpal have not arrived at his business, we, the family and friends started the search and we continued till the fall of 2009 and found nothing. We searched every route towards Clinton and found no sign of yashpal nor the van he was driving.

Yash pal is very hard working, compassionate, loving and caring husband and a father to two sons. We have no reason to believe that he would leave his family and friends. The whole family is very devastated . Especially Meetu His wife, my sister, and his two sons, Barjesh and Bobby .They miss him so much and it is becoming tougher and tougher for us all. Life have come to a stand still for everyone and we have no answers and no direction to lead.

And therefore we request the public for its assistance in finding yashpal and it is our begging appeal to them again, please assist us finding him. If u have seen ,or remember seeing anything please report. It would mean a lot to us and your assistance in this matter will not he forgotten and we will reward u and love u ,worship u rest of our life .and please look around and report THANK YOU

Family pleads for information

Yashpal Mehay disappeared without a trace en route to Clinton on July 14, 2009

By Tom Zytaruk, Surrey Now July 21, 2011

"Dad, if you're out there, please come back."

So pleaded Barjesh Mehay, a 14-year-old Whalley boy whose dad, Yashpal Mehay, has been missing two years now. His 12-year-old brother, Bobby, couldn't find his words, upset as he was.

Their mom, Meetu, stared at the floor as her eyes filled with tears.

Yashpal Mehay's disappearance on July 14, 2009 continues to mystify his family and frustrate Surrey RCMP investigators. His loved ones have renewed their campaign for answers by offering a $35,000 reward to anyone who provides information that solves the mystery.

Mehay, who'd now be 42, went missing while en route to Clinton, where he co-owned a Petro Canada gas station.

Clinton is a small village along Highway 97, midway between Vancouver and Prince George. It's about three hours from Surrey.

Mehay was driving his 2004 grey Mazda MPV, B.C. licence plate number 494KVK.

He was last seen at a Staples store in Chilliwack, buying some supplies for the gas station on the afternoon he'd left for his trip. It was his last transaction on record.

In the days and months that followed, his family and police combed the route he was expected to travel, checking every back road, campsite and pullout along the way. His family hired a private investigator, a plane to do aerial searches, and offered a $15,000 reward, increasing it to $25,000, and now $35,000.

"Every time we come back to zero," his brother-in-law Bhagwant Sandi lamented. "It's becoming tougher and tougher for all of us."

Same goes for the police, who have also conducted aerial and highway patrols, had search and rescue teams on the case, searched all bodies of water by sonar and with dive teams, consulted rafting companies, railway police, railway workers and auto wreckers, and conducted ICBC checks.

Mehay had no known vices or enemies. He was not inclined to pick up hitchhikers and didn't have any known health problems. His finances were fine. He doted on his wife and sons and was considered to be a quiet, peaceful and happy man. He was also the head of a Buddhist community group and sometimes wrote letters to the Editor of the Now.

Kalwant Sandi, Bhagwant's brother, says Mehay was not the type of man who would walk out on his family to start a new life. Neither does he think someone killed him. Nor do police.

"There's no indication of any criminality here at all," Cpl. Drew Grainger said. "There's no tangible reason as to why Mr. Mehay is missing. It's an absolute mystery."

Anyone with information that could shed light on this mystery is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP's missing persons unit at 604-599-0502.

tzytaruk@thenownewspaper.com


Surrey - UPDATE - Mehay Missing Person

File # 2009-86044 2009-08-06 14:55 PDT

Mr. Mehay departed Surrey on the 14th of July and while enroute to Clinton, he subsequently failed to arrive at a family business. Since the initial investigation, the Missing Persons Unit of the Surrey Detachment has determined that Mr. Mehay stopped at two stores in the Fraser Valley; the Costco in Abbotsford and later at roughly 3:15 pm, the Staples in Sardis.

Investigators are releasing images captured by security cameras at the Staples location. Mr. Mehay can clearly be seen wearing a bright green colored striped shirt with a pair of brown pants and brown belt.

Police are also seeking to find a 2004 Mazda MPV, grey in color bearing BC license plates 494KVK.

In speaking family members, they have now increased the amount of the reward being offered for any information which will lead to the whereabouts of this individual. The reward has been generously increased from $10,000 to $25,000.00

    

Anyone with any information is asked to call the Surrey RCMP Detachment Missing Persons Unit at 604 599-0502
Sgt R Morrow
Media Relations

Surrey - Mehay - Missing Person

File # 2009-86044 2009-07-17 14:46 PDT

RCMP in Surrey are seeking public assistance in locating a missing forty year old South Asian man, Yashpal Mehay.

Mr. Mehay was last seen by his family on Tuesday the 14th of July prior to his departing for Clinton, B.C. Mehay is the co-owner of a business in Clinton (north of Cache Creek) and travels to this interior town every other week. Mr. Mehay was last seen at the Costco in Abbotsford at 2:50 pm on the 14th, however he has failed to arrive at his destination and there has been no communications with his family.

Surrey RCMP with the aid of detachments along the traveled route, the Ministry of Transportation, CP Rail & the RCMP helicopter are conducting a search in hopes of locating this individual or his vehicle.

Unlike many of the over 2,000 missing persons reported to the Surrey Detachment in a given one year period, Mr. Mehay is not reported to have any drug nor alcohol addictions nor has he beenreported missing in the past.

The vehicle Mr. Mehay should be operating is a 2004 Mazda MPV, grey in color bearing BC license plates 494KVK.

Anyone with any information as to the whereabouts of Mr. Mehay are asked to call the Surrey RCMP Detachment at (604) 599-0502

Surrey - Mehay - Missing Person

File # 2009-86044 2009-07-17 14:46 PDT

RCMP in Surrey are seeking public assistance in locating a missing forty year old South Asian man, Yashpal Mehay.

Mr. Mehay was last seen by his family on Tuesday the 14th of July prior to his departing for Clinton, B.C. Mehay is the co-owner of a business in Clinton (north of Cache Creek) and travels to this interior town every other week. Mr. Mehay was last seen at the Costco in Abbotsford at 2:50 pm on the 14th, however he has failed to arrive at his destination and there has been no communications with his family.

Surrey RCMP with the aid of detachments along the traveled route, the Ministry of Transportation, CP Rail & the RCMP helicopter are conducting a search in hopes of locating this individual or his vehicle.

Unlike many of the over 2,000 missing persons reported to the Surrey Detachment in a given one year period, Mr. Mehay is not reported to have any drug nor alcohol addictions nor has he beenreported missing in the past.

The vehicle Mr. Mehay should be operating is a 2004 Mazda MPV, grey in color bearing BC license plates 494KVK.

Anyone with any information as to the whereabouts of Mr. Mehay are asked to call the Surrey RCMP Detachment at (604) 599-7776

Wesley Craig Foulds

Abbotsford Police release new information on two-year-old missing person case

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This 2007 Dodge Ram pickup was driven by Wesley Foulds of Abbotsford on the day he went missing in March 2009, and had blue plastic covering a broken tail-light

By Vikki Hopes - Abbotsford News

Published: March 04, 2011 10:00 AM

Updated: March 04, 2011 10:48 AM

Abbotsford Police are hoping new information will help them solve a two-year-old missing person case.

Const. Ian MacDonald said a new witness has indicated that she believed she saw Wesley Craig Foulds, 53, driving his 2007 Dodge Ram pickup truck west along Lougheed Highway with someone in the passenger seat on the day he went missing.

MacDonald said the witness passed a red truck going in the opposite direction, and something about the behaviour or appearance of the driver and passenger caught her eye. But she didn't come forward until police issued further appeals for help.

"Her comments were that she didn't feel that what she saw was terribly important ... but we (police) can be the judge of what's important," MacDonald said.

Foulds left his Abbotsford home – near the McCallum Road exit – for an 11:30 a.m. doctor's appointment in Burnaby on March 4, 2009.

His common-law wife, Shelby Bernard, reported him missing that night, after Foulds failed to show up for his job as a health-care provider in the Whonnock area, west of Mission.

A Plea from Wes' wife
I am desperate to find any information about my husband and feel that people might be more at ease calling or email me as I will give total anonymity.
Please contact me at shelbybernard@hotmail.com or phone @ 604-557-2011
Mission Mounties search for missing man
Mission Mounties are asking for the public's help in locating 51-year-old Wesley Craig Foulds who was reported missing when he didn't show up for work in Maple Ridge on Wednesday, Mar. 4.
Police found Foulds' red Dodge Ram pick-up truck in the parking lot at the Hayward Recreation Site the next day. B.C. Hydro staff reported the vehicle had been parked there overnight.
Police dog services, Air One, and Mission Search and Rescue combed the area where his truck was located, but did not find the missing man.
Foulds is described as Caucasian, about 5'8" tall and weighing 250 pounds. He has brown hair and was last seen wearing a pair of black skater style running shoes, black sweat pants and a two tone grey and black sweatshirt.
Anyone who may have seen Foulds, or knows his whereabouts, is asked to contact Mission RCMP at 604-826-7161 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Cody Willier

Written by Frank Peebles
Citizen staff
Monday, 08 June 2009
Police looking for missing Cody Willier Police looking for missing Cody Willier
Police are asking Cody Matthew Willier, 14, to check in with them, or for anyone in the public who knows of his whereabouts to let the RCMP know as soon as possible.
Willier has been missing since May 14, although there have been unconfirmed sightings of him in the area of College Heights and at Malaspina school.
Willier is a Caucasian male, 5-foot-7, 130 pounds, brown hair, brown eyes, with a slender build. He was last seen wearing a white and grey striped hoodie, tattered blue jeans with T-Pac and Makevelli icons, and Duff shoes that were baby blue and white.

Willier or anyone with any information is asked to call 250-561-3300 or anonymously contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS / www.pgcrimestoppers.bc.ca.

Bryan Braumberger

Burnaby BC

Father: son's disappearance could be related to others

By James Keller, THE CANADIAN PRESS 

VANCOUVER, B.C. - Bryan Braumberger left a friend's house on an ordinary Thursday night in the spring of 2007, heading for his home in Burnaby, B.C., on his way to the warehouse where he worked.

The 18-year-old never made it home, and there has been no trace of Braumberger since his car was found abandoned with the lights on in a New Westminster parking the next day, June 1.

Braumberger was among the first in a string of young men to vanish from B.C.'s Lower Mainland over the past two years, and his father Ron, preparing to mark the anniversary of his son's disappearance, says police and the public need to consider the possibility the disappearances are related.

"There was an awful lot of young people that went missing around that time," says Ron Braumberger.

"I don't know if it's connected or what. Look how long it took them to connect the missing women down in (Vancouver's Downtown) Eastside. So who knows?"

There have been more than a dozen cases of young men in their late teens, 20s or early 30s disappearing in the region since 2007.

Often, the police have had little information to go on, sending news releases out on important anniversaries to renew pleas for information.

Several of the cases have been handed over to the RCMP's integrated homicide unit, which investigators say only means the disappearances are suspicious, not that they believe any of the men are dead.

There are some where police have speculated there could be nefarious reasons for the disappearances. For example, when 31-year-old Ronak Manji Wagad vanished from Vancouver in February of this year, police were quick to say he "may have been the victim of foul play," although they didn't elaborate.

Police have suggested others are more innocent, like the case of John Kahler of Surrey, who was missing for nearly a year before his body was found on the banks of a lake in Mission.

The 20-year-old disappeared in November 2007 while attending an off-road trucking event. When his body was found in October 2008, police said there was no evidence of foul play.

But most have left police and families without any explanation, leaving worried parents to publicly ask for help and offer rewards.

In one case, a man's family travelled from India to make that pitch in person.

Sahil Sharma, 20, who was living in Surrey studying as an international student at Kwantlen University, left campus after classes had finished on Nov. 13, 2008, and vanished.

His parents travelled from India to meet with investigators and talk to reporters as they tried to get the word out.

He is still missing.

The police have shied away from suggesting any of the cases are connected, but an RCMP spokeswoman said investigators would likely be considering the possibility.

"One thing that we do automatically is look for any links with any kinds of files," says Cpl. Jane Baptista of Burnaby RCMP, which had its own case last year. "If we notice something in common, we'll definitely investigate those things."

In Burnaby, 25-year-old Asim Chaudhry disappeared in July 2007 on his way to study at Simon Fraser University.

Braumberger says like many other cases, the investigation into his son's death is stalled.

The police appear to have no clues, he says, which is why he is trying to keep his son's story alive in the short attention span of the media and the public.

"For the first three months they (police) were following every clue they could, doing everything they could. Well, they've exhausted all that and it's come to the point where they're at a brick wall," he says.

"I'm trying to get the word out to everybody because a lot of people, their lives have gone on. If you see something on the news one day, it's not news the next day."

In the meantime, Braumberger and his wife have little else they can do but wait and keep putting up posters with their son's face.

That's what they'll be doing as his disappearance passes the two-year mark.

"It's been a living hell," he says.

"Nothing's changed for me in two years, and I'm in the exact same place I was the day my son went missing. My life is like living in the Twilight Zone."

The RCMP are asking for the public's help in locating an 18-year-old Burnaby resident.

Brian Braumberger was last seen early Thursday by a friend who spoke to him in a New Westminster church parking lot on 8th Avenue.

Braumberger drove away after saying he had to work in the morning and was going home.

The next day, police found his vehicle abandoned in a parking lot in the 7500 block of Cumberland. It was towed and a message left for Braumberger at his parents' home.

They later called police and said their son had never made it to work on Friday and it was not like him to leave his vehicle unattended.

Braumberger is white, clean shaven, with brown hair and blue/grey eyes. He stands about six feet and weighs 185 pounds.

He was last seen Friday June 1, 2007 wearing a black T-shirt, shorts and white Adidas runners with no laces.

Please contact the Integrated Homicide Investigative Team @ 1-877-543-9217;

or if you have any information, please contact the Burnaby RCMP at 604-294-7922, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477

Shirley CLETHEROE

MISSING
Updated June 9, 2009

From Fort St John
HAVE YOU SEEN SHIRLEY?

Fort St John - Have You Seen Shirley CLETHEROE?

File # 2006-7645 2009-06-09 07:47 PDT

Tuesday June 9, 2009 marks three years since a local Fort St. John woman and mother of five was reported missing. At the time of her disappearance, Shirley Lee CLETHEROE was 45 year old.

The Fort St. John RCMP launched into an investigation upon be alerted of Shirley's disappearance on June 17, 2006. Police were told that Shirley had not shown up for work and had not been seen or spoken to by friends or family which was out of character for Shirley. Police worked to establish a time line and determined that June 9, 2006 was the last time Shirley was last seen by friends and family.

The Fort St. John RCMP are continuing to investigate the disappearance of Shirley CLETHEROE and follow up on information and leads received from members of the public. At this time the RCMP have not ruled out that foul play may have been a factor in Shirley's disappearance, however at this time the file remains as a missing person case.

The family of Shirley CLETHEROE have had a very difficult and trying three years. They wish to express that they love and miss Shirley very much and that there isn't a moment that goes by that they don't think about and miss her. A family spokesperson stated the following:

“Most of all we would like to find Shirley and bring her home. Words cannot express the loss we feel as a family. If you have any information about what happened to Shirley or know where she might be, we urge you to come forward.”

The Fort St. John RCMP have exhausted numerous means of investigation and would like to strongly urge anyone with any information in relation to the disappearance of Shirley CLETHEROE to come forward.

At the time of her disappearance Shirley CLETHEROE was 45 years old and described as an aboriginal woman with long dark hair, 5 feet 3 inches tall weighing 120 pounds, had a small scar on the left side of her mouth and usually wore glasses

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A Friend wrote

Shirley was one to stand up for herself and wouldn’t back down from anyone wanting to harm her as my brother told me.  The last time I had a chance to see her was last year at my mom’s funeral, July 18, 2005.  I know her husband and children and grandchildren miss her very much.

I am not sure she has passed on but I went to search for her nevertheless.  I was glad that I didn’t find anything and I am hoping that she will come home soon.

Beverly Walker – A friend.

SHIRLEY CLETHEROE

Date of Birth: February 28, 1961

Eyes: Brown

Hair: Brown

Height: 160cm

Weight: 55kg.

Distinguishing Marks: SCAR CHEEK SCAR ON LEFT SIDE OF MOUTH.

SHIRLEY LEE CLETHEROE WAS LAST SEEN ON JUNE 9, 2006 IN THE FORT ST. JOHN AREA AND HAS HAD NO CONTACT WITH HER FRIENDS OR FAMILY SINCE THAT DATE.

IF YOU HAVE INFORMATION REGARDING SHIRLEY CLETHEROE, OR KNOW OF HIS/HER WHEREABOUTS,

PLEASE CONTACT:

FORT ST JOHN DETACHMENT

10648 100 ST. FORT ST JOHN

Phone (250) 787-8140

Fax (250) 787-8133

Heather PELLERIN
 
Langley BC

Langley - Police Seek Assistance in Locating Missing Female

File #2009-9152 2009-04-01 16:11 PDT

Langley: Langley RCMP is seeking assistance in locating a missing 33 year old female. Heather PELLERIN is 5'7" tall, 148 pound, blonde hair and brown eyes.

If you know the whereabouts of PELLERIN please call the Langley RCMP at 604-532-3200.

Dad pushes for new leads on case of missing Abbotsford mother of three
BY JOHN COLEBOURN, THE PROVINCE MAY 31, 2013Description: Abbotsford mom off three Candace Shpeley, who disappeared March 31, 2007, would turn 30 on Friday. Her father Barry feels investigators are ignoring her case and hopes someone will come forward with information about her disappearance.

Abbotsford mom off three Candace Shpeley, who disappeared March 31, 2007, would turn 30 on Friday. Her father Barry feels investigators are ignoring her case and hopes someone will come forward with information about her disappearance.

Photograph by: File photo , Abbotsford Times

On a day he should be celebrating the birthday of his daughter Candace, Barry Shpeley will instead be updating the media on her disappearance six years ago.

That media briefing scheduled for Friday morning in Abbotsford will be quick, he points out, because there is little to report in the case that has gone very cold.

The update will mark Candace's 30th birthday.

She went missing on March 31, 2007, and left behind two young daughters and a son.

"Friday will be her birthday," said Barry who doubts his daughter would have abandoned her three children." She is still missing."

He feels it took police too long to move on his initial report that she was missing. Since then he has talked with at least four investigators, and he feels the case has been shuffled off to the side.

"My daughter's case has been mishandled from Day 1," he says.

"We might have had better luck if the police had moved faster on the initial missing person's report on my daughter," he said Thursday.

"I am fed up I have had enough."

A short time after the single mother disappeared, it was discovered she had been helping drive around Abbotsford a former prison inmate by the name of Darryl Cole.

"She was giving him rides," said Barry.

"I think someone she knew was saying 'Can you help him out.' "

Barry also believes his daughter was not using drugs.

"I asked her right to her face and she said no - and you can do a drug test on me anytime."

After his daughter went missing, Barry points out a full search of her home was done. "There was no drug paraphernalia anywhere," he said.

Cole, 44, was later linked to a December 2007 marijuana grow rip, and was convicted of beating Michael Gerald Larson to death with a baseball bat during the robbery.

He was sentenced to 131/2 years in prison.

But any information he had on Candace was lost after he was found dead in his cell in the maximum security Kent Institution. Foul play was not suspected.

Barry attended Cole's sentencing hearing in the manslaughter case, but there was nothing further at the time to link him to the disappearance of Candace.

Sgt. Jennifer Pound, spokeswoman for the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team, said Thursday that investigators continue to work on the Shpeley case, but there is nothing new to report.

"It is still definitely an active file," she said. "There's still persons of interest."

Pound said that Cole may have taken some vital information on Candace to his grave when he died. "I know one of those persons of interest was Cole," she said. "That poses a problem because he is deceased."

On the day Candace went missing, she had lunch with her brother at an A & W restaurant in downtown Chilliwack.

She visited friends in Surrey that evening, and Cole, it is believed might have been among them. That night, RCMP ran the licence plate of her car twice while it was parked outside a suspected drug house. But Candace's father said it is not clear known whether Candace was at that residence, and he thinks someone may have taken her car.

She was scheduled to pick up her kids the following day, but never arrived. Her green 1995 Pontiac Grand Am was found nine days later in the area of Renfrew Street and 17th Avenue in Vancouver.

Barry is hoping some new lead or clue comes from the Friday news conference. "Someone knows what happened," he said.

Anyone with information on the missing mom is asked to call IHIT at 1-877-551-4448.
Candace SHPELEY

Chilliwack BC 
Shpeley gone without a trace 

Published: July 10, 2009 4:00 PM
Updated: July 10, 2009 4:22 PM

RCMP Cpl. Dale Carr is hanging posters of missing Abbotsford mom Candace Shpeley outside the PriceSmart grocery store, one of three Chilliwack locations where she was reportedly seen in recent weeks.

A young man on a bicycle rides up, and says, “I know her, I went to high school with her.”

Carr stops what he’s doing, turns his full attention to the young man, his police “radar” almost visibly kicking in.

“If you see her, call 911,” Carr tells the young man. “Make sure it’s her first, then call 911.”

Police initially feared Shpeley, 23, had met with foul play. But after the sightings posted on a Facebook memorial page, police began operating on the theory she is being held against her will.

More than two years ago Shpeley simply vanished, without a word to her three children, without a phone call to her family or friends, without withdrawing a dime from her bank account.

Gone, without a trace.

Until the Facebook sightings, which sparked a wave of renewed publicity - and hope.

Hope isn’t something that 39-year-old Kelly Wardrobe, who calls Shpeley “my adopted little sister,” chooses to rely on.

She tells The Progress that she’s a “realist,” a graduate of the school of hard knocks, a former city youth worker familiar with “high risk” kids and the street life.

Shpeley was a “struggling single mom” with three children when she moved in next door in 2005, but Wardrobe says the two women hit it off, despite their age difference.

Like any 21-year old, Shpeley needed “steering” sometimes, Wardrobe says, and the two would “hit the bench” periodically for a good long talk.

Wardrobe says while she tends to see the “darker side of everything,” Shpeley would “always try to be optimistic.”

“She always tried to be upbeat, joyful. She always made me laugh. She made me laugh a lot.”

To “pigeon-hole” Shpeley as a depressed woman who just got tired of it all and abandoned her kids, or decided to lose herself completely to drugs, just isn’t in her character, she says.

But after Shpeley moved to Abbotsford in 2007, starting up a relationship with an older man, something changed.

“She was feeling good about herself. She seemed quite high on life, very happy with everything she had,” Wardrobe says. “But I had some deep concerns with some changes I noticed.”

The new male friend didn’t want to meet Wardrobe, which raised “red flags” in her mind.

On the afternoon before Shpeley disappeared, the two “hit the bench” one last time, and Wardrobe sensed her young friend “wanted to say something, but she couldn’t,” no matter how much she probed. After years of sharing secrets, now, suddenly, walls were going up.

The next day, Shpeley was gone. She was last seen on March 30, 2007 in Surrey. The green 1995 Pontiac Grand Am she took such pride in was found mud-splattered and abandoned more than a week later on April 11 in Vancouver.

Despite her promise to Wardrobe that she would return the next day, “she just vanished.”

“Everything within my being tells me Candace has become the victim of foul play, that she is no longer with us, as we want her to be,” she says. “But we still need her back, regardless.”

“Somebody out there knows something, whether they’re directly or indirectly involved, somebody knows something,” she says.

Anyone with information should call the tip line 1-877-551-IHIT. Anonymous tips can be made to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

“Whoever you are, it’s not my place to judge you, or condemn you for anything that may have taken place, but please ... let us know where to locate her, restore dignity, self-respect and honour to your own spirit.”

Sightings of missing woman add to mystery

'Nothing about this case makes sense,' father says

Natalie Alcoba, National Post  Published: Friday, July 10, 2009

Barry Shpeley puts up a missing-person poster in Vancouver this week. Shpeley's then-23-year-old daughter Candace disappeared on April 1, 2007.

A measure of hope, but also skepticism, has been raised in the case of a young missing mother of three, after people reported seeing her in the same B. C. city where her parents and children live.

Barry Shpeley wants to believe that the unconfirmed sightings of his daughter Candace Shpeley are true.

He has been driving around with a missing-person poster stuck to the back of his Shaw Communications service truck, while helping raise his granddaughters in the two years since their mother vanished.

But when he read about the reported sightings in Chilliwack, B. C., where he lives, on the social networking website Facebook, he was immediately suspicious.

"Nothing about this case makes sense," he said in an interview this week. "A week before she went missing [a friend] makes a comment that she came by and was so happy about her new place in Abbotsford, showing pictures of her kids. Does that sound like a woman planning to take off?"

He fears the worst: that his daughter is dead or that the sightings are true but that "she's being held captive or coerced not to talk to her family."

Police share that fear and are trying to track down the people who reported the sightings online.

"We' re open minded enough that we think, 'Well, we thought she met with foul play, but maybe she chose to stay away on purpose, or maybe she's being held unwillingly, against her will.' These are just theories we've tossed up," Corporal Dale Carr, with the RCMP's Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT), said in an interview this week.

Candace Shpeley was 23 years old when she disappeared on April 1, 2007.

She was a single mother of two girls and a boy who she "fought tooth and nail for," her father said. She was also unemployed and living on social assistance, which Mr. Shpeley said has made her "easy pickings" for people who alleged after her disappearance that she was into a drug scene.

"It's all hearsay. Nobody realizes my daughter is a bighearted, kind person who was big in volunteering. I've got all sorts of certificates that say [that]," he said. "I just want people to be aware of the fact that she's missing and it's way out of her character."

The green Pontiac Grand Am she had just bought was found abandoned on a residential Vancouver street 10 days after she disappeared. Little else was discovered. Abbotsford police focused their search in the Surrey area because she had often spent time there.

The case was eventually transferred to IHIT, which covers most of the Lower Mainland, but their leads never amounted to any substantial progress in the case, said Cpl. Carr.

The reports on Facebook, first seen by her father, who reported them to police, are being taken seriously by investigators, and a press conference this week at the spot where Ms. Shpeley's car was found renewed the call for public help.

She was apparently seen in a grocery store, a Walmart and a suspected "crack shack" in Chilliwack.

One person reported seeing her getting into a green truck. Cpl. Carr urged anyone who knew anything to skip Facebook

and come directly to police with information.

Cpl. Carr explains the theory that she is being held against her will because it's unlikely that a mother of three would abandon her children and Mr. Shpeley agrees, although he says "anything is possible."

"Maybe she got tired of being a single mother," he said softly, but it does not sound as though he believes it. "Just because somebody is out there saying that they seen her, doesn't mean it's her. You wouldn't hide out in a town where your parents live, where you went school, where everybody knows you."

In the meantime, Mr. Shpeley continues pressing for a conclusion, whatever it may be.

He runs a website in his daughter's name, updating it with media reports, and is raising her two daughters, ages 7 and 8, with his wife. Her son, 5, is living with his father. They "know mommy is missing. We all know mommy is missing, we just don't know where mommy is."

"I've been doing everything I can to find her. That's how I deal with it."

nalcoba@nationalpost.com

Abbotsford police and IHIT suspect a mother of three who has been missing since 2007 may be alive and held against her will.

In April 2007, Candace Amanda Shpeley, 23 at the time, was reported missing to the Abbotsford Police Department.

She was last seen on March 30, 2007, in Surrey around 136th Street and 110th Avenue.

Weeks later, on April 11, 2007, her car was found in the Vancouver neighbourhood of East 17th Avenue and Renfrew Street.

Police believe Candace is being held against her will or foul play is involved in her disappearance, said RCMP Cpl. Dale Carr.

"She is a 23-year-old mother of three. In my lifetime, it takes a great deal of will to drag a mother away from her three children, a great deal of will to have a mother not respond to the family at all over a course of two years. To us, that's out of the ordinary," Carr said.

Her children are eight, seven, and six years old.

In the last month, sightings of Candace have been reported placing her in the Fraser Valley community of Chilliwack.

Witnesses on the Candace Amanda Shpeley Facebook group reported seeing the mother at PriceSmart Foods, Walmart and the downtown area of Chilliwack. One sighting reported her getting in a green truck.

Investigators are getting in touch with users who left tips on the Facebook site, Carr said.

Her father, Barry Shpeley, checks the group every few days and called police once he read the tips friends left on the page's wall.

"I find it hard to believe that my daughter would be in Chilliwack and not come knock on my door," he said.

"Nothing makes sense. I live in Chilliwack. Would you hide out where people know you?"

Barry said the family was "tight" and that Candace had no reason to abandon her family.

The founder of the Facebook group, Candra Major, saw Candace a week before she went missing.

Candace showed Major pictures of her children, and she was ecstatic about her new home in Abbotsford. But Major was worried about her Candace's health.

"She was quite thin, thinner than I had ever seen her. To me, I wondered if she was doing drugs."

Major said she was friends with Candace for 12 years and admitted they were "the bad crowd in high school."

He said he asked Candace the last time he spoke with her if she was using drugs because she had lost weight during a custody battle for her children.

"I asked her point-blank and she said no, that she would take a drug test anytime I wanted," he said.

He speculated that his daughter may have wanted a break, though.

"She's a young woman, mother of three on her own. You get a break from that, would you want to come back? Do you know if you'd want to come back?" he asked.

Carr said investigators have a "working theory" that she is being held unwillingly and unable to get away from whoever she's with.

"I'm sure somebody out there has information and they're just choosing not to call police," he said, urging anyone who sees Candace to call police instead of posting the information on Facebook.

Barry has set up www.candaceamandashpeley.ca so tipsters can leave information without being traced.

He urged his daughter, who he believes is still alive, to log on to the site to let him know she's OK.

"Send me an e-mail. Use your favourite special name. I can't say it, you know what I used to call you... and let me know that you're all right. That's all I want to know," he said.

"She doesn't have to come home, but I just want to know that she's all right. She'll always be my little baby girl," he said.

E-mail: cchai@theprovince.com

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Candace SHPELEY was last seen Saturday March 31st after having lunch with her brother at the A&W Restaurant in downtown Chilliwack.  SHPELEY was scheduled to pick up her three children on Sunday but failed to show and her whereabouts is unknown.  Her vehicle, a 1995 green Pontiac Grand Am, B.C. license plate 695 KXD, is believed to have been in Surrey late Saturday evening.  Although there is no evidence of foul play police are concerned because SHPELEY is not known to go missing.

SHPELEY is described as a Caucasian female, 155 cm (5 foot 1 inches) and 55kg (123 lbs), Small scar beside her right eye,  

Anyone with information is asked to call Abbotsford Police at 604-859-5225. 
A.P.D. FILE # 2007-12534

Allanna TATCHELL

Burnaby - Missing 14 yr old Female - TATCHELL

File # 2009-22691 2009-05-24 02:52 PDT

Fourteen yr old Allanna TATCHELL was last seen in Chilliwack on May 11, 2009. TATCHELL originally went missing on May 4, 2009 from a group home in Burnaby. She was located in Alberta and was en route back to Burnaby on a bus when she went missing from the Greyhound Bus Station in Chilliwack. When the bus stopped in Chilliwack TATCHELL asked if she had enough time to go to the washroom and then never returned to the bus or claimed any of her belongings.

TATCHELL was the subject of a Media release in April. It is believed TATCHELL has become involved with older youths and illegal substances. TATCHELL has previously been located in Vancouver and Coquitlam. Due to her age, and the length of time she has been missing this time, the Burnaby RCMP are asking people to be on the look out for her.

TATCHELL was last scene wearing blue jeans, a green shirt, a black hooded sweatshirt with thin strips, and tan ankle construction style boots. She is described as a white female, approximately 5'4", 130lbs, and she has a scar under her chin. She wears a Medical Alert necklace on her pant belt loop which hangs down.

If anyone has any information on TATCHELL'S whereabouts they are asked to contact the Burnaby RCMP at 604-294-7922.

Sotirios (Rio) Kaviris

Revelstoke BC

Revelstoke - Missing Person - Sotirios (Rio) Kaviris

File #2008-3662 2009-03-20 11:01 PDT

Revelstoke, BC - The trail of a missing Pasedena man ends in Revelstoke according to police officials in Pasedena, California.

Thirty-one year old Sotirios (Rio) Kaviris left his apartment on October 15, 2008, supposedly heading for Los Angeles.  He called his family on October 18th, 2008 from Revelstoke and left a cryptic message.  Since then Kaviris has not been seen or heard from.  Kaviris' financial records indicated that he made several purchases in Revelstoke on October 17th, 2008.  This is where the trail is lost and there have been no further transactions after Revelstoke.

Kaviris is described as 6'1" tall and weighing 175 pounds.  He has brown hair and hazel eyes.  He may be driving a 2005 dark blue, four-door Hyundai Elantra, California licence plate 5NFP506.

If anyone has seen Kaviris or his vehicle, they are asked to contact their local RCMP Detachment or police department.

Lan Yan SUN

Vancouver BC

Police issue alert over woman missing since Monday

Staff Reporter, The Province

Published: Friday, September 26, 2008

The family of a possibly disoriented 46-year-old woman, missing since Monday, are worried about her well-being.

Vancouver police say Lan Yan Sun was last seen leaving her home in the 1400-block East 27th Avenue at about 11 a.m. that day.

"Her family is very concerned as this is not usual behaviour," said police in a release Friday.

Lan is Asian, five feet tall, 120 pounds, with short black and grey hair. She may be wearing a red-brimmed hat.

She is known to frequent Vancouver's Chinatown and Burnaby's Metrotown shopping centre.

Police say she might appear to be confused and disoriented.

Anyone who sees her is asked to call 911 and wait with her until police arrive.

© The Vancouver Province 2008

KEVIN SNIDER

Vancouver BC

 50 YEARS OLD

Vancouver Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing person, who was last seen on Thursday, March 12th at 8:00 p.m. in the area of 2400 West King Edward in Vancouver.

Kevin Snider is 50 years old, white, 6’5” tall, 245 lbs., with short blonde hair and blue eyes.  He walks with a very noticeable limp.

Mr. Snider may appear disoriented and confused.  Anyone who sees him is asked to stay by his side and to call 9-1-1 immediately.

Anne Rose PETERS

Mission BC

Mission - Missing Woman from Mission

2009-02-12 10:13 PST

The Mission RCMP is seeking the assistance of the public to help locate a missing woman. Anne Rose PETERS was reported missing on October 11, 2008. PETERS is a twenty two year old female, who is known to frequent the downtown area of Mission. 

PETERS is described as Aboriginal, approximately 5'11" tall, slender build, brown eyes, and long brown hair.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of PETERS is asked to call 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 $2000.00 will be paid for any information which leads to an arrest and charge.

Merl Joseph Cloutier

New Westminster

Elderly New West man missing

Mia Thomas, The Record

Published: Wednesday, March 04, 2009

A man is missing after leaving his New Westminster home on Tuesday morning.

Merl Joseph Cloutier, who just turned 80 years old, left at 7 a.m. and hasn't been seen since.

He may be confused and disoriented because of early onset of dementia, according to police, who note that Cloutier often uses public transit and may have headed to Vancouver's Main Street area.

Cloutier is described as Caucasian with short, grey hair and a slender build: he's about five feet nine inches tall and weighs about 160 pounds. He also wears glasses.

He was last seen wearing a tan-coloured windbreaker with red and yellow trim and khaki-coloured pants.

Anyone who spots Cloutier is asked to call New Westminster police at 604-525-5411 or their local police agency.

mthomas@royalcityrecord.com

Gordon Young

Ridge Meadows BC

Ridge Meadows - Police Continue Search

File #2009-3826 2009-03-05 11:20 PST

Maple Ridge, B.C. - Ridge Meadows RCMP are asking for the public’s help in locating 50 year old Gordon Young. Young went missing from his Maple Ridge home nine days ago, as the last time he was heard from was Tuesday February 24, 2009.

Young is described as a white male; 183 cm (6'01") tall; weighing 91 kgs. (200 pounds); with shoulder length, curly brown hair, blue eyes, and wears glasses. It is believed he was wearing a light colored (off white, or beige) jacket and similar colored pants, and a dark colored shirt, which buttons up in the front. Young has a British Columbia Driver’s License, but does not own any vehicle.

Young had expressed a feeling of depression, and everyone is concerned for his well being. Anyone with any information on Young’s whereabouts is asked to contact Ridge Meadows RCMP at PH# 604 463-6251, or any other police agency where Young may be at. 

Jim NEUFLED

Penticton BC

Penticton, Penticton - Missing Man

File #2009-0791 2009-02-03 13:48 PST

Penticton RCMP are requesting the public’s assistance in locating Jim NEUFLED, 55 years of age of Penticton. B.C. NEUFELD was last seen by his family on the morning of January 21st, 2009 in Penticton. He is 5'8", 170 lbs, brown hair, moustache and hazel eyes. He was driving a green 1997 Plymouth Grand Voyager van bearing BC Plate number 885 LAM.. Anyone with any information as to the whereabouts of NEUFELD are asked to contact Penticton RCMP or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS

Police seek help locating missing man

Published: February 05, 2009 10:00 AM
Updated: February 05, 2009 4:26 PM

RCMP have recovered an abandoned van that belongs to a missing Penticton man.

Jim Neufeld has been missing since Jan. 21, but on Tuesday his green 1997 Plymouth Grand Voyager van was found by police.

“He is still missing, although police finally located his van which was abandoned in Hope,” said Sgt. Rick Dellebuur, adding that the vehicle was found on a highway headed towards Ashcroft.

RCMP said they are waiting to hear back from another department to see if they found any clues inside of the vehicle.

The 55-year-old Penticton resident is described as five-foot-eight, 170 pounds, with brown hair, moustache and hazel eyes.

Dellebuur said Neufeld resides in Penticton with his wife and he was last seen in the morning of Jan. 21 in the van with B.C. plate number 885 LAM.

“We are certainly looking for any information or any help from anybody to locate his whereabouts,” said Dellebuur.

Anyone with any information as to the whereabouts of Neufeld are asked to contact Penticton RCMP or CrimeStoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS.

Timothy Bruce Ashton Faulkner Jones

Mom pleads for help to find her son.

Tim was born on April 12, 1980 in Toronto.  His full name is: Timothy Bruce Ashton Faulkner Jones.  He goes by Tim and also goes by "Stretch".  He's 6'7, and very thin - no body fat -  he weighed about 190-200 lbs.

He has contacts in Brandon, MB and Lethbridge, AB

The last time I saw Tim was in Maple Ridge, BC.

Full Name:  Timothy (Tim) Bruce Ashton Faulkner Jones

DOB:  April 12, 1980

Age: 28 (29 on Apr 12, 2009)

Height: 6"7"

Weight:  approx 190 lbs

Hair Color:  Light brown/blonde

Eye Color:  Blue

Race:  Caucasian

Gender: Male

Distinguishing Characteristics - his height, sometimes has goatee, short hair.

Medical Conditions: ADHD

Clothing:  Black cloth jacket, and gym pants, red gym bag

AKA:  Stretch

Last seen:  June, 2006, Maple Ridge, BC

Areas that he may be in or revisited, Downtown East-End Vancouver, Coquitlam, BC, Brandon, MB, Lethbridge, AB, Toronto, ON.

I kicked him out around June, 2006 - I couldn't take the drugs/lifestyle he brought to me - I moved him from Ontario to live with me when my brother died in 2005 - and it is true what they say, parents can be the last to know.  By the June 2005, I couldn't take it any more and, the final straw was when I found out he was stealing from me.

He has contacts in Brandon, MB and Lethbridge, AB (and environs). When I kicked him out he went (he'd started going there) to stay in the Main and Hastings area of Vancouver. 

Tim is ADHD and won't take meds for it - although sometimes I wonder if that's why meth got into him so easily.  He was, when he was 18 (after he outgrew Ritalin) prescribed amphetamines for his ADHD - same function as Ritalin - opposite effects than for those who are not ADHD.  I don't know.  Meth is a bad drug any way you slice it.  I was told he had started on heroin, I don't know if that's true.  He was drinking tho.

I don't know if he's alive or dead or in jail - or "well", but I need to know.  I can't stand it any more.  I haven't done this since I last saw him because I afraid I'd find out he was dead. I was also afraid that he would come back and harass me again, scream at me for money, which I can't take. 

Mr. Gurmit TAKHAR

 Surrey - Missing Adult Male

File #2008-155963 2008-12-28 14:55 PST

Surrey RCMP are requesting the public's assistance in locating Mr. Gurmit TAKHAR. He was last seen on December 26, 2008 in the area of 75 Avenue and 124 Street, Surrey. Mr. TAKHAR has some health issues and with the recent weather conditions a request is being made to the public to assist in locating Mr. TAKHAR.

Mr. TAKHAR is described as;
62 yr old East Indian Male, with grey beard
170 cm, weighing 73 kg

Last seen wearing;
- Grey turban.
- Grey dress shirt.
- Grey pants.

If Mr. TAKHAR is seen please contact Surrey RCMP at 604 599-0502.

Randy Charles Spring

White Water, CA

Endangered Missing Adult

If you believe you have any information regarding this case that will be helpful in this investigation please contact:
Riverside County Sheriff's Department at 951-922-7100

Classification:

Endangered Missing Adult

Date of Birth:

1960-01-25

Date Missing:

1988-10-10

From City/State:

White Water, CA

Missing From (Country):

USA

Age at Time of Disappearance:

28

Gender:

Male

Race:

White

Height:

71 inches

Weight:

180 pounds

Hair Color:

Blonde

Eye Color:

Green

Complexion:

Light

Clothing:

Blue T-shirt, camouflage pants, army green jacket, carrying a army green backpack.

Circumstances of Disappearance:

Unknown. Randy was dropped off by a family member in the vicinity of Tipton Rd. and White Water Rd. in White Water, CA to go camping for a few days. He told the family member he would call for a ride or hitch-hike back. He hasn't been heard from since.

Investigative Agency:

Riverside County Sheriff's Department

Phone:

951-922-7100

Investigative Case #:

BR88293005

NCIC #:

M-360885368

Randy Charles Spring-2    Randy Charles Spring-3    Randy Charles Spring-4

Sathikumar GANGADHARAN

Richmond BC

Richmond: The Richmond RCMP and the Vancouver Police Department have been investigating the disappearance of Mr. Sathikumar GANGADHARAN, known as “SASI, since the weekend. His family is very concerned and are now wanting to make a plea to the public, in the hopes that someone will have information that will help locate him.

Media Availability: Mr. GANGADHARAN’s wife, Maya SATHIKUMAR will be available to address the media today, at 3pm at the Richmond RCMP Detachment located at 6900 Minoru Blvd.

************Original Press Release***********************

Richmond: The Richmond RCMP are seeking public assistance to locate or obtain information on the whereabouts of an adult male who is identified as, Sathikumar GANGADHARAN, known as “SASI” date of birth, May 27th, 1964. He was last seen by his wife at approximately 12pm on December 6th, when he left their residence in Richmond. Mr. GANGADHARAN drove away in his Teal colored Toyota Corolla, license plate 526 GHV.

His vehicle was discovered at about 12am on December 7th in the area of 33rd Avenue and Ross Street in Vancouver as it had been involved in a motor vehicle collision. Information was received that a male matching GANGADHARAN’s description was seen walking away from the vehicle.

Mr. GANGADHARAN was last seen wearing a white/grey jacket, and dark pants. He is 44 years old, weighs approximately 185 lbs and is 5'5" tall, he is balding and has short dark hair, has a moustache, dark brown eyes and a cleft chin . (Photo attached)

Mr. GANGADHARAN’s family is very concerned for his well being as he has not contacted any family or friends, nor has there been any activity on his cellular phone or accounts.

Anyone who has any information in regards to the whereabouts of Mr. GANGADHARAN is requested to contact the Richmond RCMP at 604-278-1212.

Ronald Montgomery

Marilyn is asking for help finding her brother Ronald Montgomery
He has been reported missing in Calgary about 8 years ago.
He is on the missing persons in Calgary but there has been no word at all
His dob is May 26 1964 he is about 6.2 or more. He was born in New Westminster BC.
Ronald was living in Calgary when he went missing, but we spent a lot of time living in little fort growing up, that's in B.C. he was living with his girlfriend and they had a fight so he just got on his mountain bike with a few thing in his back pack never to be seen again, her name is Barb Colland i believe she lives in Penticton now, but all that info should be in his file with the Calgary police department. I know he liked to smoke weed but i don't believe he was into anything else. he had worked for the best western in Calgary for a few years as a cook. he had come to BC for a visit before going missing.

Dylan Koshman

Edmonton AB

Missing person DNA bank needed: mother

By Jasmine Franklin ,Edmonton Sun  Friday, January 13, 2012 07:28 PM MST

The mother of an Edmonton man who vanished more than three years ago is helping push a bill into Parliament that could create a national DNA bank specifically for missing people.

It’s true that a nation-wide DNA bank already exists, however, it is only used to collect DNA from convicted offenders or crime scenes. It does not collect the DNA of missing people.

Melanie Alix — the mother of Dylan Koshman, 21 who disappeared from south Edmonton in Oct. 2009 — hopes all that is about to change.

“I just assumed they had this across Canada,” said Alix from her Saskatchewan home.

“I never realized until Lindsey’s Law that we don’t.”

Lindsey’s Law is an Act that calls on all Canadian politicians to pass the bill that would create a data DNA bank for the missing.

That DNA bank would collect and store samples of the missing, or their relatives, and allow investigators to cross-reference DNA with remains.

“It would hopefully bring peace and closure to families who absolutely need it,” said Alix.

“These families are in torment and I know this could help.”

Alix recently received good news from her local MP Ray Boughen — he is taking Lindsey’s Law to the House of Commons at the end of the month.

“One thing that really touched me was a woman in the States — her son went missing 11 years ago and since they have this data bank in the U.S., his remains were later traced to another state in a cemetery unmarked,” said Alix.

The law has previously turned up in Parliament but has yet to pass.

Judy Peterson created Lindsey’s Law, following the disappearance of her daughter Lindsey from B.C. in 1993. Lindsey was just 14-years-old.

Koshman disappeared from his south Edmonton home near 104 Street and 33 Avenue Oct. 11, 2008 after an argument with his cousin. That was the last time anyone saw him.

“We will never stop looking for him,” said Alix.

Jasmine.franklin@sunmedia.ca


Family still looking for missing 21-year-old

By CLARA HO, Sun Media

Last Updated: 6th September 2009, 3:08pm

It’s been nearly a year since 21-year-old Dylan Koshman disappeared from his south Edmonton home after an argument with his cousin.

But his family still holds out hope that he will one day be found.

“Police suspected they would find Dylan by spring. And when bodies turned up, we were on a rollercoaster ride of emotion. When none of them turned out to be Dylan, hope was still high,” said his mother Melanie Alix, who returned to Edmonton over the weekend organizing another search for her son.

Koshman was last seen the night of Oct. 11 leaving his home near 104 Street and 33 Avenue wearing shoes, jeans and a T-shirt. He was reported missing by his girlfriend when he didn’t turn up for work.

Alix said when Koshman was 16, he suffered a head injury that made him lose his memory for 24 hours so there’s a possibility he’s out there somewhere suffering memory loss.

The search party travelled from their home in Moose Jaw, S.K., braving the rainy weather and scouring smaller communities north of Edmonton including Fort Saskatchewan and St. Albert, leaving posters up at gas stations and businesses around town.

They also returned to downtown homeless shelters in Edmonton where Alix said she was struck by the support and understanding from the street community.

While Alix said she tries to remain positive for her family and concentrates her efforts on searching for her son, not having him around for special occasions is overwhelmingly painful.

“The first Christmas, the first Easter, our birthdays, and anniversaries were hard. There’s always a void. I sometimes say, ‘Oh my goodness, has it been a year?’ It goes by so quickly. But it also feels like I haven’t seen him in 20 years,” she said.

“Our family has suffered this last year, but we keep working to try and find him.”

clara.ho@sunmedia.ca

Dylan Koshman is 21 years old. 5’9 170-190lbs. He has brown hair, hazel eyes, good teeth., and is in very good shape. He has a scar on his left cheek, that looks like a deep dimple, also a little scar on his left eyebrow. Dylan’s both ears are pierced, and he is also deaf in his right ear. Dylan is very family oriented, and has never lived without a family member. He worked as a pipe fitter. Dylan went to the gym every day, and took good care of himself.
 
Some details on his disappearance:
Dylan got into an argument with his roommates (cousin’s), there was alcohol involved. He was upset and he was last seen walking out of the backyard near 103rd street and 33ave at 2:30am Saturday October 11th, 2008. Dylan was seen wearing a dark t-shirt (I think it was a brown shirt) jeans, and white skater shoes. He only carried an LG chocolate flip phone. His last cell phone ping was at 3:30am on the same tower. Dylan was reported missing by his girlfriend on October 15th, 2008.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iHDCmXRDq9I
My you tube video I made

http://www.edmontoncrimestoppers.ca/MissingPersons/KOSHMANDylan.aspx

Edmonton Police Service website

Sahil CHARMA

Surrey

Two year anniversary for missing college student

File # 2008-137923

2010-11-17 15:20 PST

Interpol. India. Psychics. These are just a few of the avenues of investigation that the RCMP and family members themselves have made inquiries with in the hopes of locating missing college student Sahil Sharma. SHARMA with the jacket he was wearing the day he went missing

Family and friends are still seeking answers to the whereabouts of this young man who by all accounts simply vanished two years ago.

On November 13th, 2008, Sahil SHARMA left his home in the Newton area of Surrey to attend Kwantlen University at 72nd Ave & 128th Street. After attending his various classes, he left the campus and did not return home. At the time of his disappearance, SHARMA was an International Student from India attending Kwantlen University with a focus on Information Technology. With his tuition already paid for and having settled in with extended family, everything was in place for a positive future.

Unlike the many thousands of missing person reported to the Surrey RCMP in a given year period, Sahil SHARMA was not reported to have any drug nor alcohol addictions nor had he been reported missing in the past.

Investigators have made extensive inquiries with police agencies across the globe as well as with family and friends in India. All avenues of investigation have been examined, including those which were even remotely possible, all to no avail. Family members have even hired a private investigator and contacted psychics in the hopes of locating SHARMA.

By appealing again for public assistance, the Surrey RCMP are hoping new information will surface so that the family is afforded some closure on his disappearance. Anyone with any information as to the whereabouts of Sahil SHARMA are asked to call the Surrey RCMP Detachment at (604) 599-0502.

MISSING: Sahil Sharma, 20 years old, 5' 6", 144 lbs, South Asian decent - black hair, brown eyes with a slight beard.

Surrey - One Year Anniversary for Missing College Student

File # 2008-137923 2009-11-13 10:38 PST

On the one year anniversary of his disappearance, Surrey RCMP are again appealing to the public for assistance in locating missing college student Sahil SHARMA. Family and friends are still seeking answers to the whereabouts of this young man who by all accounts simply vanished.

On November 13th, 2008, Sahil SHARMA left his home in the Newton area of Surrey to attend Kwantlen University at 72nd Ave & 128th Street. After attending his various classes, he left the campus and did not return home. At the time of his disappearance, SHARMA was an International Student from India attending Kwantlen University with a focus on Information Technology. With his tuition already paid for and having settled in with extended family, everything was in place for a positive future.

Unlike many of the over 2,000 missing person reported to the Surrey RCMP in a given year period, Sahil SHARMA was not reported to have any drug nor alcohol addictions nor had he been reported missing in the past.

“Our investigation to date has unfortunately come to no avail,” says Surrey RCMP Sgt. Roger Morrow.

“Extensive interviews with family, friends, and other associates has been done along with checks into financial, medical, and travel records. All avenues of investigation, including those which were even remotely possible, have been examined,” says Morrow.

“By appealing again for public assistance, we are hoping new information will surface so that the family is afforded some closure on his disappearance.”

Sahil Sharma - MISSING
20 years old, 5' 6", 144 lbs, South Asian decent - black hair, brown eyes with a slight beard.

Anyone with any information as to the whereabouts of Sahil SHARMA are asked to call the Surrey RCMP Detachment at (604) 599-0502.

Surrey - Family Hopes to Find Missing Son

On the 13th of November, 2008 - Sahil SHARMA left his home in the Newton area of Surrey to attend Kwantlen Unversity. After attending his various classes, he left the campus and has simply vanished.

Now with two months having past since the disappearance of their son, Mr & Mrs Sharma have arrived in Canada. Having met with police investigators, the family is hoping that renewed media interest will surface some new information as to the disappearance of their son; Sahil Sharma.

The parents will make themselves available at the Surrey Detachment to meet with interested media. An interpreter will be on hand to facilitate the exchange.

The family will be available from 10:00 am - 12:00 Thursday, January 29th, 2009.

Background:
Sahil SHARMA is an international student coming to Surrey from India. At the time of his disappearance, he was attending Kwantlen University at 72nd Ave & 128th St with a focus on I.T. With his tuition already paid for & living with his Uncle & other family members, everything was in place for a positive future.

With his disappearance and with the cooperation of family, the Missing Persons Unit at the Surrey Detachment has made a multitude of inquiries in hopes of locating this person; email & bank accounts, family & friends. Everywhere & everything possible in hopes of locating this young man, to no avail. In addition, there is no indication of any drug nor medical issues.

The family & police are seeking assistance from the community in locating:

Sahil SHARMA
20 years old, 5' 6" 144 lbs, South Asian decent - black hair, brown eyes with a slight beard.

The uncle of this young man is willing to speak with interested media. Their contact information will be provided.

Surrey College Student Vanishes

The 13th of November, 2008 - Sahil CHARMA left his home in the Newton area of Surrey to attend Kwantlen College. After attending his various classes, he has left the campus and has simply vanished

Sahil CHARMA is a international student coming to Surrey from India. At the time of his disappearance, he was attending Kwantlen College at 72nd Ave & 128th St with a focus on I.T. With his tuition already paid for & living with his Uncle & other family members, everything was in place for a positive future.

With his disappearance and with the cooperation of family, the Missing Persons Unit at the Surrey Detachment has made a multitude of inquiries in hopes of locating this person; email & bank accounts, family & friends. Everywhere & everything possible in hopes of locating this young man, to no avail. In addition, there is no indication of any drug nor medical issues.

The family & police are seeking assistance from the community in locating:

Sahil CHARMA
20 years old, 5' 6" 144 lbs, South Asian decent - black hair, brown eyes with a slight beard.

The uncle of this young man is willing to speak with interested media. Their contact information will be provided.


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