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Truck of man missing since 2013 discovered near Clearwater

Vern Boettger

The vehicle of a man who has been missing since 2013 was found last month near Clearwater.

On Thursday September 5, a 1997 Ford Ranger pickup truck was found approximately one kilometre north of Graffunder Lake. The vehicle was associated to Vern Boettger who was reported missing on October 7, 2013.

The discovery of the vehicle resulted in a few searches. Police, SAR and family members of Boettger, searched a four to five-kilometre radius of where the vehicle was found. Unfortunately, nothing was found to help investigators determine what may have happened to Boettger.

“While the vehicle appears to have gotten stuck, we have no reason to believe that there is anything suspicious,” said Sgt. Grant Simpson, NCO i/c Clearwater RCMP.

The missing person investigation remains open and anyone who may have any information on this is asked to call the Clearwater RCMP at 250 674-2237 or Crime Stoppers at 1 800 222-8477

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