Update on missing person investigation

Vernon North Okanagan, Missing Person

2024-01-03 19:16 PST

File # 2024-62

The Vernon North Okanagan RCMP is continuing their investigation of a missing person, 83-year old Robert Baines.

Robert Lee Baines went missing from his residence on Ponderosa Way in Coldstream at approximately 6 a.m., on Tuesday, January 2nd, 2023. Despite all efforts that have been undertaken, including an extensive ground search of Kalamalka Park that included RCMP and Vernon Search and Rescue resources, Mr. Baines has not been located, states Constable Chris Terleski, Media Relations Officer for the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP. We are now asking residents in the area of Ponderosa Way and the red and yellow gate areas of Kalamalka Park to review home security footage if they have it and thoroughly check their properties for any sings of Mr. Baines.  Look under porches, under and inside all bushes, hedges etc., and check any outbuildings such as sheds or garages, as well as boats and recreational vehicles."

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Robert Baines is described as:

He was last seen wearing a green tilly hat, green jacket, grey undershirt, blue jeans, brown hiking shoes.

Anyone who has any information that may assist with the investigation is asked to please contact the Vernon North Okanagan RCMP at (250) 545-7171.

Released by:

Cst. Chris Terleski
Media Relations Officer
Vernon North Okanagan RCMP
3402 30th St, Vernon, B.C. V1T 5E5
Office: 250-260-7161
Fax: 250-260-7191

Email: vernon_media@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

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