RCMP seek public assistance with missing person investigation

Quesnel, Major Crimes Unit

2020-06-15 10:50 PDT

Andrew Charles Ward has been missing from his home in the Quesnel area for over a month. Given that Andrew’s disappearance is out of character, police and Andrew's family are very concerned for his safety.

Andrew Ward was last confirmed to have been seen alive on May 9, 2020 at approximately 7:20 p.m. when he was at the 4 Mile Store & Coffee Shop located on the Barkerville Highway just outside of Quesnel, B.C., in the company of another individual known to him. Andrew departed the store in his grey Jeep YJ and was last believed to be headed towards the Pinnacles Road area.


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Andrew Ward is seen approaching the counter of liquor retail store, carrying a six-pack of cans. Two woman are standing at the counter. Andrew Ward is wearing a dark coloured baseball hat with white writing, a bright blue sweatshirt and jeans. He places the cans on the counter and the video ends.

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Immediately upon receiving missing person’s report, RCMP in Quesnel launched an investigation and have since requested the assistance of the BC RCMP Major Crime Section (BC MCS) given the highly unusual nature of Andrew’s disappearance.

BC MCS has assumed conduct of the investigation and with the assistance of the Quesnel RCMP, the Forensic Identification Section, Air Services, Underwater Recovery teams and the Police Dog Service, have conducted extensive searches in the Quesnel area. To date - Andrew has not been located.

We continue to search for Andrew and at this point in the investigation are asking for anyone who had dealings with Andrew in the Quesnel area during the months of April and May to contact police, states Cpl. Madonna Saunderson of the North District RCMP - "Regardless of whether or not you saw him in the days leading up to his disappearance, police are trying to gain a better understanding of who Andrew was, and what may have happened to him."

Andrew Ward

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Andrew’s family are very concerned for his safety and his sister has the following message: "This is not some random missing person. He is my brother, and I miss him. His family misses him. We are desperate for some resolution. If you have any information, please speak up."

If you have information related to Andrew’s disappearance, or have any information that could assist the investigation, you are asked to contact the Quesnel RCMP at 250-992-9211. If you wish to remain anonymous call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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Cpl. Madonna Saunderson
District Advisory NCO (Media Relations)
North District

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