The RCMP are again looking for the public’s assistance to find Jarrett Shane Whitford, who was last seen in Hope.
Whitford, 32, is described by police as Caucasian, 6 feet tall (183 centimetres), 189 pounds (86 kilograms) with brown hair and hazel eyes. He was last seen driving a light grey 2015 Nissan Micra with an Alberta licence plate.
Whitford was last seen in Hope on Sept. 19, 2020, where he is reported to have made a food purchase. Investigators also received video footage of Whitford getting gas in Hope at that time, but his next destination wasn’t immediately clear.
Investigators believe the vehicle traveled from Hope to North Van on September 29, 2020, 10 days after Whitford was last seen.
On Jan. 21, police located Whitford’s vehicle, abandoned in a mall parking lot in North Vancouver.
“Evidence gathered at this stage of our search does not point toward a criminal act,” says RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Mike Rail. “Investigators are reaching out to folks in the Capilano area of North Vancouver who may have knowledge that will assist police in locating Mr. Whitford to contact police.”
After recovering from a work injury, Whitford was looking for work on a hydrovac truck at the time of his disappearance.
Anyone who knows the whereabouts of Whitford is urged to contact Hope RCMP at 604-869-7750 or call Crime Stoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).