North Vancouver RCMP are renewing their plea for assistance in locating missing person Vincent Che.
“It’s been 6 days,” said Sgt. Peter DeVries, media spokesperson for the North Vancouver RCMP. “6 days out in the elements. 6 days feeling lost. 6 days without seeing his wife and family. 6 days too long. We need to find him. If anyone sees him, we want them to call 9-1-1 right away.”
North Vancouver RCMP have been working closely with Mr. Che’s family, who have been actively organizing groups to help in the search.
“We need our dad to come home, we’re very worried, and we need all the help we can get,” said Ricky Che, Vincent’s son. “He’s really healthy because he hikes a lot, so we know he’s strong. But this is a long time to be outside alone.”
Family have provided investigators with additional photos of the clothing Che was wearing at the time of his disappearance, including distinctive running shoes and a checked shirt.
“The green runners are especially unique,” said DeVries, “so we want people to focus on that detail.”
Investigators have been following up on leads during the past 6 days, including tips of sightings in Lynn Valley, cell phone pings, and locations from Mr. Che’s past that he might attend. “We especially want people to search their back yards, and any buildings on their properties like sheds or workshops. “It’s not unusual for people in these situations to be found in work construction sites or abandoned buildings because they know they need shelter,” said DeVries.
Mr. Che’s description:
- Asian male
- 60 years
- 5 ft 7 in (170 cm)
- 150 lbs (68 kg)
- black hair
- brown eyes
He was last seen wearing:
- blue vest
- brown shirt (larger photo of shirt here)
- blue jeans
- green shoes (larger photo of shoes here)
Anyone who sees Mr. Che is asked to call 9-1-1 immediately.