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Quesnel RCMP seek public assistance with missing person investigation

Andrew Charles Ward

Andrew Charles Ward has been missing from his home in the Quesnel area for over a month. Given that Andrew’s disappearance is out of character, police and Andrew’s family are very concerned for his safety.

Andrew Ward was last seen on May 9, at approximately 7:20 p.m. when he was at the 4 Mile Store & Coffee Shop located on the Barkerville Highway just outside of Quesnel, in the company of another individual known to him. Ward departed the store in his grey Jeep YJ and was last believed to be headed towards the Pinnacles Road area.

Quesnel RCMP have since requested the assistance of the BC RCMP Major Crime Section  given the highly unusual nature of  Ward’s disappearance.

The B.C. Major Crime Section has assumed conduct of the investigation and with the assistance of the Quesnel RCMP, the Forensic Identification Section, Air Services, Underwater Recovery teams and the Police Dog Service, have conducted extensive searches in the Quesnel area. To date – Ward has not been located.

“We continue to search for Andrew and at this point in the investigation are asking for anyone who had dealings with Andrew in the Quesnel area during the months of April and May to contact police,”  said Cpl. Madonna Saunderson of the North District RCMP – “Regardless of whether or not you saw him in the days leading up to his disappearance, police are trying to gain a better understanding of who Andrew was, and what may have happened to him.”

Ward’s family are very concerned for his safety and his sister has the following message: “This is not some random missing person. He is my brother, and I miss him. His family misses him. We are desperate for some resolution. If you have any information, please speak up.”

If you have information related to Quesnel’s disappearance, or have any information that could assist the investigation, you are asked to contact the Quesnel RCMP at 250-992-9211. If you wish to remain anonymous call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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