Police investigation stays open, but search and rescue efforts to find Ali Naderi have been suspended
2020-08-31 09:50 PDT
File # 2020-22677
View a high-resolution photo: This is the last known photo of Ali Naderi, taken as he was hiking up a trail on Eagle Mountain on August 23, 2020, the day he went missing
After seven days of searching, Coquitlam RCMP and Coquitlam Search and Rescue (SAR) have made the difficult decision to suspend the physical search for missing hiker Ali Naderi. The police investigation into Naderi’s disappearance will stay open.
The expert SAR volunteers from Coquitlam, and their colleagues from other search teams, have scoured every nearby trail and checked potential off-trail locations, says Corporal Michael McLaughlin with Coquitlam RCMP.
But given the timeframe that Naderi has been gone, his lack of supplies, and the vast backcountry where he went missing, it doesn’t make sense to continue searching and potentially put our SAR teams at risk.
Naderi went missing on the trails near Eagle Mountain, Coquitlam, on August 23, 2020.
Naderi is described as:
- A 52-year-old Persian man,
- With black, salt and pepper hair that curls over his ears, and brown eyes,
- 178 cm (5’10) and 80 kg (176 lbs),
- Wearing dark-coloured shorts, a dark-coloured, lightweight hiking jacket, and carrying hiking poles.
Anyone who may have seen Naderi or has information about his whereabouts is still asked to call the Coquitlam RCMP non-emergency number at 604-945-1550 and quote file number 2020-22677.
The Coquitlam RCMP investigation will stay open until Naderi is found.
Cpl. Michael McLaughlinMedia Relations Officer
coquitlam.rcmp-grc.gc.ca (English only)
2986 Guildford Way, Coquitlam, BC V3B 7Y5
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