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Title: Missing | Willliam Hermakin age 49 | April 26/12 | Kelowna BC
Post by: SAP on May 13, 2012, 10:52:09 AM

Kelowna man still missing
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File # 2012-20422
2012-05-03 13:44 PDT
A 49 year old Kelowna man who went missing last month, along with his truck and ATV, has still not been found.

On April 30th, 2012 at 2:15pm, the Kelowna RCMP received a report of a missing person from a residence on the 1400 block of Cherry Crescent. The report indicated that 49 year old William HERMAKIN had not been seen since April 26th, 2012 at about 10am. HERMAKIN is under medical care and requires medication for his condition. He left no indication as to where he may be headed or when he might return. It was later determined that he had picked up his ATV from the storage facility where it was normally kept.

HERMAKIN is described as:

Caucasian man
175cm (5'9")
84kg (185lbs)
With brown hair and hazel eyes
A scar on his nose as well as both ears
Last seen wearing a white and green dress shirt with blue jeans.
HERMAKIN's vehicle is a turquoise 1996 Ford F250 with BC plates 1978KB.

Police have received several tips from the public so far but, unfortunately, HERMAKIN remains missing.

The Kelowna RCMP encourages anyone that may have information regarding the whereabouts of William HERMAKIN to call the Kelowna RCMP, Cst MOON, at 250-762-3300.

Released by

Cst. Kris Clark

Media Relations Officer
Kelowna RCMP
350 Doyle Ave, Kelowna V1Y 6V7
Office: (250) 470-6361
Fax: (250) 470-6348
Email: bcrcmp@rcmp-grc.gc.ca
Title: Re: Missing | Willliam Hermakin age 49 | April 26/12 | Kelowna BC
Post by: debbiec on May 13, 2012, 12:51:20 PM
 William Hermakin is pictured below.
Title: Re: Missing | Willliam Hermakin age 49 | April 26/12 | Kelowna BC
Post by: SAP on August 03, 2012, 09:33:33 AM

Kelowna RCMP located the pickup truck of Hermakin May 20 at 2 p.m., abandoned near the Bellevue Trestle.
Title: Re: Missing | Willliam Hermakin age 49 | April 26/12 | Kelowna BC
Post by: SAP on August 03, 2012, 09:38:16 AM

 Categories: Kelowna News
May 17/2012
Update (May 17). . . RCMP added a strange twist to the story of a missing Kelowna man by warning the public to stay away from him if they see him.

“In the early evening of April 29 a green ATV (Quad) was located burned up at the Adra Tunnel on the Kettle Valley railway above Naramata in Pentiction,” said Cnst. Kris Clark. “This ATV belongs to a Kelowna male, Mr. William “Bill” Hermakin, reported missing on April 30.

Mr. Hermakin was last seen on April 26, 2012 driving his 1996 Ford F-250 turquoise truck bearing BC licence plate 1978KB with his quad in the back. He was wearing blue jeans, a green stripped long sleeve shirt and a black vest at the time.

“If located, please call 911. Do not approach Mr. Hermakin as he has a history of violence and may be unstable,” warned Clark.
Title: Re: Missing | Willliam Hermakin age 49 | April 26/12 | Kelowna BC
Post by: Annastaisha on November 02, 2012, 10:20:51 AM

Wife says missing husband could be living in the bushThursday, November 01, 2012 5:17 PM
  It's been six months since a Kelowna man disappeared under mysterious circumstances. In April, Bill Hermakin, 49, left behind his wallet, several audio recordings and a common law spouse. He hasn’t been seen since. It's possible Hermakin took his own life but it's also possible the Kelowna man is alive and well and living off the land.

Not a minute goes by without Hermakin’s common law spouse Asima Debovic thinking of his return. Everytime Debovic looks out the window, she hopes to see Hermakin’s green pick-up truck pulling into the laneway. But his truck was found on the Kettle Valley railway near the old Bellevue trestle in May. His personal belongings were inside.

Hermakin’s ATV was also missing. It was found two weeks after he went missing kilometres away at the entrance to one of the railway tunnels above Naramata. It had been set on fire. There was the note with it that read. “Asima, I went to die."

The note could have implied a case of suicide. But on the day Hermakin disappeared, he had a conversation with his ATV mechanic that seemed to suggest that he had plans.

“[The mechanic] said he was so happy.He was looking to buy a new helmet," said Debovic.

She also said that Hermakin was out for revenge against the people who hurt him in his troubled life.

"He said, they can do whatever they want but I'm able to make them crazy. They will never find me,” she told CHBC News.

Could Hermakin be hiding in the bush? Could be have been living a life of isolation all this time? Debovic believes it's possible.

“He's a survivor. He can go in the bush and survive on wild fruit, anything.”

Hermakin had access to several thousand dollars in cash. Alive or not, Debovic can only wonder and deal with her sorrow, something that she's learned to live with in recent years. Two years ago, Debovic, a war refugee from Bosnia, lost one of her two sons in a plane crash at Apex Mountain. But she hasn't lost hope that someday, Hermakin will return.

Read it on Global News: CHBC Okanagan | Wife says missing husband could be living in the bush