Investigators wish to speak with anonymous person about missing Jack Family

The Jack family, who went missing August 2, 1989.
The Jack family, who went missing August 2, 1989.

This week marks the 29-year anniversary of the disappearance of the Jack family from Prince George.

Ronald (Ronnie), wife Doreen and children Russell, 9, and Ryan, 4, were last heard from during the early morning of August 2, 1989 when Ronnie called his mother in the Burns Lake area. It is believed that shortly after that phone call, the family departed their home on Strathcona Avenue in Prince George and have never been seen since. More details of the disappearance can be found on the Canada’s Missing website.

Serious crime investigators with the Prince George RCMP are seeking to speak to an individual who reached out during this investigation. This anonymous person provided information to a third party by telephone and then regular mail. The third party then provided that information to police. Investigators are requesting this person contact them directly.

“We would like to speak to this individual in order to gain greater clarity and insight into the information that was provided,” said Staff Sergeant Kent MacNeill, in charge of the Prince George RCMP’s Serious Crime Section. “Every bit of information we receive has the potential to further this investigation.”

MacNeill can be reached at 250-561-3300.

The investigation has been thorough and exhaustive over the past three decades. The Prince George RCMP know there are individuals that have information about this disappearance that have never come forward. They would like to take this opportunity to reach out to those persons and ask that they come forward to speak with investigators.

“The disappearance of the Jack family has greatly impacted many for nearly three decades, but none more than their family and friends,” said Cpl. Craig Douglass, spokesperson for the Prince George RCMP. “Having information about what may have happened to the Jack family must weight heavy on anyone with it. Please come forward and help provide some much needed answers to this mystery.”

If you have any information about Ronald, Doreen, Russell and Ryan Jack or what happened to them, please contact the Prince George RCMP at (250)561-3300 or anonymously contact Crime Stoppers at 1(800)222-8477 or online at www.pgcrimestoppers.bc.ca (English only). You do not have to reveal your identity to Crime Stoppers. If you provide information that leads to an arrest, you could be eligible for a cash reward.