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#661 pontcanna

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Posted 13 December 2022 - 07:31 PM

Melissa McDevitt’s father joins search as concern grows over missing hiker: ‘The worst could be unbearable’

The father of Melissa McDevitt, whose disappearance prompted a wide-scale search in the Sooke region over the weekend, tried to remain optimistic Tuesday even as he acknowledged the possibility he may never see his daughter again.

Tom McDevitt flew in from North Carolina Monday night to join more than 30 search and rescue crew members looking for his 39-year-old daughter, who has a rare genetic condition and is considered “high-risk” due to the circumstances surrounding her disappearance.

Family members were first aware something was wrong when Melissa missed a Saturday flight from Vancouver to North Carolina to visit them. They later learned she didn’t even show up at the ferry she would have had to take to catch the flight and eventually found her vehicle abandoned in a parking lot near the Sooke Potholes.

 

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“I talk to her every evening just to see what she had done and when I called her about 10 o’clock (EST) on Friday night it rang a couple times and then went to voicemail,” said Tom.

He called back several more times, with the calls eventually going straight to voicemail, and at 5 a.m. local time, he called Melissa’s strata to have them check her unit. The door was unlocked and the person on the other end of the phone found her passport and her bag packed, ready to come home.

Friends told CHEK News Tuesday Melissa is confident in her hiking abilities and would have been prepared with snacks and water, which means her sudden disappearance is all the more concerning.

“It’s not like big mountains but it’s still treacherous, if you go off the main path you can get into trouble,” said friend and fellow hiker Cam Bondeson, who added he has hiked the same exact trails with Melissa.

More: https://www.cheknews...arable-1121774/
 

 



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Posted 15 December 2022 - 09:29 PM

Melissa McDevitt search scaled back for now as crews prepare for possible recovery mission

Search efforts for a woman believed to be missing in a densely forested area near Sooke continued Thursday as crews prepare for a wide-scale search this weekend — one that is expected to no longer be a rescue operation, but a recovery.

A BC RCMP canine unit was back out in the Sooke Potholes area Thursday undertaking a “limited search” nearly a week after the 39-year-old Victoria woman, described by friends and family as an avid hiker, failed to show up for a flight.

Crews have been combing over the area near the Potholes and Charters River since Saturday, the day McDevitt missed a plane to North Carolina to visit with her family.

“We’re going to continue to hope that she’ll be a miracle but it’s equally important that we just have a recovery and that we can have closure for our family and take our daughter home,” said an emotional Tom McDevitt at the search site Wednesday afternoon.

At this point, nearly a week after she went missing, search and rescue crews are indeed preparing for the worst.

While efforts have been scaled back Thursday and Friday, another large-scale search will be launched over the weekend in an attempt to find McDevitt and any clues as to what might have happened to her.

“Certainly the belief is that Melissa sought refuge from the storm on the ninth of December, and locating her is going to require searching under and behind every tree, every root,” said Berry. “She’s going to be a challenge to find.”

“We’ll see teams from North Shore Rescue, Squamish, Coquitlam, South Fraser, quite a number of teams from the Lower Mainland in addition to all nine Island teams,” said Berry. “The focus will continue from the Charter trailheads but we will be pushing further north.”

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Posted 16 December 2022 - 01:16 AM

15 search teams to scour Sooke trails for missing woman this weekend

 

Search-and-rescue teams are briefly pausing their efforts to find a Victoria woman missing near Sooke as they prepare for an expanded push on the weekend.


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Posted 18 December 2022 - 02:58 AM

Close to 200 people search for Victoria hiker missing near Sooke

Search-and-rescue teams from Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland have intensified efforts to locate a missing Victoria woman.

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Edited by Victoria Watcher, 18 December 2022 - 02:59 AM.


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Posted 19 December 2022 - 01:42 PM

Well this isn’t good.



The search for a woman who went missing in Sooke has been suspended.

Victoria resident Melissa McDevitt has been the subject of an extensive search by RCMP and numerous search and rescue teams since she was last seen on CCTV on Dec. 10. Her vehicle was found in the parking lot at the Charters River fish hatchery, a few kilometres from Sooke Potholes.

The decision to suspend the search was made after consultation with Juan de Fuca Search and Rescue, RCMP Sgt. Chris Manseau, media relations district advisory NCO for the Lower Mainland District, said in a media release today.

https://www.vicnews....oman-suspended/

Edited by Victoria Watcher, 19 December 2022 - 01:42 PM.


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Posted 30 December 2022 - 10:37 AM

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December 30, 2022 marks the two-year anniversary of Tyler Desorcy’s disappearance. Our investigation into Tyler’s disappearance is ongoing and we are asking for information from anyone who has not already spoken with investigators. #yyj

 

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Posted 02 January 2023 - 06:53 PM

RCMP seek public assistance in locating James Cheetham

West Shore

2023-01-02 - File #2023-28


RCMP is seeking public assistance in locating James Cheetham, who was reported missing on January 1st 2023.

James Cheetham was last seen on December 18th, 2022, in Langford.

 
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Description of James Cheetham:

Caucasian male
60 years
5 ft 10 in (177 cm)
medium build
long white hair usually kept in a ponytail
blue eyes

He was last seen wearing:

black Helly Hansen jacket

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of James Cheetham is urged to contact their local police, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

Released by

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Media Relations Officer
West Shore RCMP

 



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Posted 04 January 2023 - 05:24 PM

HELP US LOCATE MISSING TEENAGER

 

January 4, 2023
 

SPD file: #23-00164

 

Saanich Police are looking to locate high-risk missing teenager Zenaeh Edwards-Helgason who was last seen on December 19, 2022.

 

Zenaeh is 17 years old, 5’6” tall, with an average build and black hair.

 

Investigators believe that she is in the Metro Vancouver area, where she was seen wearing a white zip-up jacket, white pants, white and black shoes, and a black backpack.

 

If you see Zenaeh, please call 911. If you have information that could help us locate her, please contact the Saanich Police Department at 250-475-4321.

 

Under B.C.’s provincial policing standards, a “high-risk missing person” can be someone whose health or well-being may be in danger due to physical or mental illness, addictions, disability or age.

 

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Posted 04 January 2023 - 08:03 PM

Have You Seen Missing Woman Jennifer Lybbert?

January 4, 2023 - File: #23-115

Victoria, BC – Officers are asking for your help as we work to locate missing woman Jennifer Lybbert.

Jennifer is 34. She is described as a Caucasian woman, standing five feet, one inch tall, with a very slim build. She has blue eyes and long, strawberry-blonde hair. Jennifer normally wears a long black jacket, black leggings, black and pink shoes and carries a white purse. Two recent photos of Jennifer are below.
 

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Have you seen missing woman Jennifer Lybbert?

 

Jennifer was last seen on December 30, 2022 at Hillside Mall. She was reported missing to police on January 1, 2023. Officers continue to work to locate Jennifer safely.

If you see Jennifer Lybbert or if you have information about where she may be, please call the VicPD report desk at (250) 995-7654 extension 1.

 


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Posted 06 January 2023 - 05:05 PM

SEEKING TO IDENTIFY PERSONS WITH INFORMATION ON MISSING SAANICH TEENAGER

January 5, 2023 - File #23-00164


Saanich Police investigators are looking to identify and speak to two persons who may have information to assist police in a missing persons investigation.

Both men were seen at a hotel in Burnaby, BC on January 3, 2023.
 
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We believe they have information to help police locate high-risk missing 17-year-old Zenaeh Edwards-Helgason. Zenaeh has been missing from Saanich since December 19, 2022.
 
Anyone with information is asked to contact their local police agency, the Saanich Police Department at 250-475-4321, or the Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.


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Posted 06 January 2023 - 05:10 PM

SEARCH FOR HIGH-RISK MISSING MAN

January 6, 2023 - File #23-00370


Michael Joya, 45, last spoke to his family yesterday and there are concerns for his immediate well-being. Police are actively searching for Michael, however, are asking the public for help in locating him as soon as possible.

Michael is 5’11” tall, medium build, with brown hair, and brown eyes.
 
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If you see Michael Joya please call 9-1-1. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call the Saanich Police Department at 250-475-4321.

Cst. Markus Anastasiades
Public Information & Communications Officer


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Posted 06 January 2023 - 10:14 PM


SEEKING TO IDENTIFY PERSONS WITH INFORMATION ON MISSING SAANICH TEENAGER

January 5, 2023 - File #23-00164

Saanich Police investigators are looking to identify and speak to two persons who may have information to assist police in a missing persons investigation.

Both men were seen at a hotel in Burnaby, BC on January 3, 2023.


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We believe they have information to help police locate high-risk missing 17-year-old Zenaeh Edwards-Helgason. Zenaeh has been missing from Saanich since December 19, 2022.


Anyone with information is asked to contact their local police agency, the Saanich Police Department at 250-475-4321, or the Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.


Villains always have those long coats.

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Posted 07 January 2023 - 02:20 PM

 

RCMP seek public assistance in locating James Cheetham

West Shore

2023-01-02 - File #2023-28

 

 

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Posted 09 January 2023 - 08:16 PM

Missing person - 34 year old Amanda Schilling

2023-01-09 - File #2023-699

The Nanaimo RCMP is asking for the public’s assistance in locating 34-year-old Amanda Schilling, who has not been seen or heard from since December 26, 2022. Schilling was reported missing to the Nanaimo RCMP on January 6, 2023.

A family member told investigators that Schilling is believed to be shelterless and may be associating with individuals of questionable character. Given her current situation, there is concern for her safety and well-being.

 
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Schilling is Caucasian woman, 5 ft.5, 125 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes. The picture provided is recent. If anyone has information on the whereabouts of Amanda Schilling, please call the Nanaimo RCMP non-emergency line at 250-754-2345, and quote file # 2023-699.

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Posted 10 January 2023 - 01:46 PM

Search continues for man who went missing a year ago from Fairfield-Gonzales

 

Ian Indridson had been suffering from anxiety and insomnia when he disappeared on Jan. 10, 2022, leaving behind his keys, wallet and phone
 
 

Edited by Victoria Watcher, 10 January 2023 - 01:47 PM.


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Posted 12 January 2023 - 05:38 PM

SEARCH CONTINUES FOR MISSING TEENAGER

January 12, 2023 - File #23-00164


Saanich Police investigators continue their search for high-risk missing teenager Zenaeh Edwards-Helgason who has been missing since December 19, 2022.

New information has revealed that Zenaeh was in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside as recently as January 10th, 2023.

Zenaeh is 17 years old, 5’6” tall, with an average build and black hair.

Police are still looking to identify one of the men whom they believe has information that can help locate Zenaeh. The other man has been identified.

If you see Zenaeh, please call 911.

If you have information that could help us locate her, please contact the Saanich Police Department at 250-475-4321 or the Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Under B.C.’s provincial policing standards, a “high-risk missing person” can be someone whose health or well-being may be in danger due to physical or mental illness, addictions, disability or age.

Recent photos of Zenaeh:
 
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Cst. Markus Anastasiades
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Posted 12 January 2023 - 06:14 PM

Last seen in the DTES, is not very comforting.

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Posted 24 January 2023 - 06:34 PM

Have You Seen Jordan Bibb-Wilde?

 

Date: Tuesday, January 24, 2023 - File: #23-2661

 

Victoria, BC – VicPD officers are working to locate Jordan Bibb-Wilde, who is being sought in relation to a non-criminal health warrant.

 

Jordan, 26, is described as a Caucasian man standing five feet, ten inches tall with a slim build. Jordan has blonde hair and blue eyes. Two recent photographs of Jordan are below.

 

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Have you seen Jordan Bibb-Wilde?

 

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Jordan’s family are very concerned for his well-being and need him returned to care safely

 

Jordan lives with a health condition which requires daily support and which is enforced through a health order. He is not being sought in a criminal matter and there is nothing to indicate that Jordan is a risk to the public.

 

Officers are looking to locate him to ensure that he is safe and assist him in accessing the care he requires. Jordan’s family are very concerned about his well-being and are augmenting officers’ search for him.

 

Jordan was last seen in the 500-block of Johnson Street late Sunday night.

 

If you see Jordan Bibb-Wilde, call 911. If you have information about where he may be, please call the VicPD Report Desk at (250) 995-7654 extension 1.

 



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Posted 24 January 2023 - 06:43 PM

MISSING TEENAGER LOCATED
 
January 24, 2023
 

Zenaeh Edwards-Helgason, who had been missing since December 19th, has been located and is safe. Thank you to everyone that shared our information.

 

Cst. Markus Anastasiades
Public Information & Communications Officer

 


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Posted 25 January 2023 - 07:57 AM

Have you seen Janet Klassen?

Shawnigan Lake

2023-01-25 - File #2023-198

Shawnigan Lake RCMP is seeking public assistance in locating Janet Klassen, who was reported missing January 24, 2023.

Janet Klassen was last seen at around 3:00 p.m. on January 24, 2023 in the area of White Eagle Drive in Shawnigan Lake as she went for a walk but failed to return home.

 
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Description of Janet Klassen:

Caucasian woman
81 years-old
5 ft 3 in (160cm)
126 lbs (57kg)
Grey hair
Brown eyes

Police are very concerned for Janet Klassen‘s health and well being.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Janet Klassen is urged to contact their local police.

Released by

Cpl. Alex Bérubé
District Advisory NCO (Media Relations)
Island District


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