Dash Cam Footage Wanted in Missing Cowboy Investigation


2019-02-28 09:51 PST

File # 2019-433

RCMP in the Southeast District are continuing their investigation into the disappearance of Ben Tyner and are now seeking those with dash cam or other video footage from January 26 and 27 to report to police.

Tyner was reported missing to the Merritt RCMP on January 28, when his rider-less horse was discovered on a logging road off Highway 97c 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.

The investigation continues to be a priority for the Merritt RCMP and the Southeast District Major Crime Unit (SED MCU), states S/Sgt. Lorne Wood, Merritt RCMP Detachment Commander. Investigators are now asking anyone who was in Merritt on the weekend of January 26 to 27, 2019 and has dash cam or other video footage, to please contact the SED MCU tip line at 1-877-987-8477, he continues.

Links to previous news releases:

Tyner Family Plea for Information Relating to Ben’s Disappearance

Southeast District Major Crime Unit Called to Assist in Missing Persons Investigation

Search Suspended for Missing Merritt Rancher

Search for Missing Merritt Cowboy Update

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Sgt. Janelle Shoihet

District Advisory NCO (Media Relations)
Lower Mainland District
14200 Green Timbers Way, Surrey, B.C. V3T 6P3
Office: 778-290-4134
Cell: 604-657-5730
Fax: 778-290-6114

Email: janelle.shoihet@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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