The family of missing North Vancouver man Vincent Che has posted a YouTube video and answered queries related to his disappearance in a social media post.
Che was last seen in April in the Lynn Valley area, and is still missing. He left his home in North Vancouver on April 2 this year and was last seen walking south on Underwood Drive at 10:30 on the same day.
He was wearing a checkered button-up shirt with a blue vest and faded blue jeans. Che was wearing bright-green running shoes and a cream-coloured baseball cap.
The family says there were two confirmed sightings from April 2nd:
1) Walking East on Coleman Street at 10:25.
2) Walking South on Underwood Ave at 10:30.
Che’s cellphone also pinged at the intersection of Shell Rd and Alderbridge in Richmond at 7 pm on April 2nd.
“We are unsure how or why his cellphone pinged out in Richmond. We currently theorise that the LSCR Trailway valley funnels towards that tower so there is a chance that this resulted in the Richmond cell tower being hit,” his family said in a social media note.
People have also enquired about Che carrying hiking poles to which the family responds: “Vincent would not have been carrying hiking poles on his regular daily walks. The photo of him with hiking poles was taken on a longer hike with family.”
On questions related to his memory, the family says Che was not diagnosed with dementia or Alzheimer’s, but had memory loss in the months prior to disappearing.
BC Silver Alert released an alert shortly after Vincent’s disappearance.
“We are forever thankful for those who have been there for our family in the recent months. We would like to remind people that Vincent is someone’s dad and husband. He is loved and missed very much. Please be mindful of this before sending messages and sharing misinformation.”
The family says those who want to make donations should consider doing so to North Shore Rescue in Che’s name.
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