Co-ordinated search planned for missing evacuee in Kamloops

By Greg Fry
October 20, 2017 - 11:32am

KAMLOOPS — Kamloops residents are invited to join in the search for a missing wildfire evacuee Monday.

67 year old David Michael Jeff of Williams Lake was one of thousands of residents who fled the city on July 15. He was last seen in Kamloops Aug. 4.

The search is being initiated by a number of First Nations communities in conjunction with the RCMP. 

"Many of us went to residential school with him and we're concerned about his well-being," says Chief Charlene Belleau of the Alkali Lake First Nation. "We think we can get people out in numbers and be able to set up teams to search various locations within Kamloops but also some of the roadways."

She says Jeff's disappearance has been extremely troubling for everyone.

"It is difficult for the family, it's difficult for the community. But when we join forces and coordinate our efforts the way we will Monday hopefully we come up with a result that is better for the family and the community."

A  search will be preceded by a press conference at 9:00 a.m. Monday at the Moccasin Square Garden at 200-330 Chief Alex Thomas Way. The search will start at 10:00 a.m.

Jeff is described as:

  • Aboriginal
  • 5’ 5 tall
  • 146 pounds
  • Grey shoulder length hair
  • Brown eyes

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