Southeast District Major Crime Unit Called to Assist in Missing Persons Investigation
Merritt, Major Crimes Unit
2019-02-06 16:32 PST
File # 2019-433
After a week and an expansive and exhaustive search, RCMP in Merritt have requested the assistance of the Southeast District Major Crime Unit (SED MCU) in the investigation of missing person, Benjamin Tyner.
Tyner was reported missing to the Merritt RCMP on January 28, when his rider-less horse was discovered on a logging road off Highway 97 near Winnie Flats. Following his disappearance, RCMP, Search and Rescue, Air Services, Police Dog Services, and Volunteers combed the area, on foot, in vehicles, on snowmobiles, horseback, helicopters and utility vehicles, sadly Mr. Tyner was not located.
While the official search was suspended on Sunday after seven days of searching, the investigation is not over, states S/Sgt. Lorne Wood, Merritt RCMP Detachment Commander.
We are thankful to have the expertise and resources available from the SED MCU, to assist us as the investigation transitions from a short term search effort.
Residents may see an increase in police presence throughout Merritt and surrounding area, in support of the ongoing investigation.
Anyone who has information about Mr. Tyner’s disappearance is asked to contact the Merritt RCMP at 250-378-4262 and cite file 2019-433.
Links to other releases
Search for Missing Merritt Cowboy Update
Search Suspended for Missing Merritt Rancher
Sgt. Janelle ShoihetDistrict Advisory NCO (Media Relations)
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