Investigators are releasing a new age-enhanced sketch to mark the 30th anniversary of Michael Dunahee’s disappearance. (Courtesy of VicPD)

New sketch marks 30th anniversary of Michael Dunahee’s disappearance

After disappearing at age four, Dunahee has been missing since 1991

  • Mar. 24, 2021 12:00 a.m.

A new age-enhanced sketch of Michael Dunahee has been released as Greater Victoria marks the 30th anniversary of his disappearance.

A B.C. RCMP forensic sketch artist worked with Dunahee’s family and investigators to create the rendering and a new online tip portal is being launched.

“The sketch brings together family history, forensic science and artistic skill, and shows what Michael may look like today at age thirty-four,” the Victoria Police Department said in a release.

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On March 24, 1991, at approximately 12:30 p.m., the four-year-old boy went missing from the Blanshard school playground, just a short distance away from his family. A large number of people were in the area at the time for a touch football game.

Following his disappearance, an extensive search involved hundreds of volunteers and police from multiple agencies.

However, Dunahee was never found and the investigation into his disappearance remains one of the largest missing child investigations in Canada.

Victoria police said last year that detectives remain committed to solving the then four-year-old’s disappearance.

More to come.


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