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« Reply #30 on: January 12, 2013, 05:46:39 PM »
That list of missing men is missing many names on it - I know the following has not been updated but here is a more complete listing:

The List of Missing Men

Here is a list of the men currently missing around BC... beginning with those in the Lower Mainland / Fraser Valley.

*In no way am I stating this list is anywhere near complete, please advise if you know of any men to be added to this list!*

Maple Ridge resident Josh Hedrick, 24, last seen in Maple Ridge January 11, 2009.

Chilliwack resident Michael Scullion, 30, last seen in Agassiz April 10, 2008.

Burnaby resident Kellen McElwee, 25, last seen in Langley March 19, 2008.

Langley resident Derek Kelly, 32, last seen at Bridge Lake Jan. 1, 2008.

Michael James Bosma - went missing from Penticton BC in January 2006.

Langley resident John Kahler, 29, last seen at Stave Lake Nov. 2, 2007. FOUND, identity of body confirmed Oct. 21, 2008

Burnaby resident Brian Braumberger, 18, last seen June 1, 2007.

Mission resident Jeff Surtel, 17, last seen in Mission riding his bicycle in 2007.

Gaganpreet Suveen Sandhar, 20 years old, last seen June 17, 2006.

Chilliwack resident Brandyn Dirienzo, 20 years old, last seen at his Bole Ave apt. in Chilliwack Oct. 4, 2006.

Abbotsford resident Munny Sidhu, 17 years old, last seen in Abbotsford March 30, 2006.

Shawnigan Lake resident Gavin Ritchie, 19, last seen leaving his home Feb 14, 2008.

Vancouver resident Richard Tamassy, 42, last seen April 15, 2008.
Vancouver resident Greg Cyr, 43, last seen Oct. 26, 2003.
Vancouver resident Ron Carlow, 38, last seen June 20, 2007.
North Vancouver resident David McMorran, 45, last seen Feb. 14, 2005.
Burnaby resident Patrick Ratto, 43, last seen July 25, 2006.
Burnaby resident Terry Beckett, 55, last seen April 21, 2008.
Burnaby resident Asim Chaudhry, 24, last seen July 20, 2007.
Chilliwack resident Brandyn Thomas Dirienzo, 20, last seen Oct. 4, 2006.
Abbotsford resident Beric Bason, 26, last seen at Loon Lake July 25, 2007.
Surrey resident Ranvir (Ron) Atwal, 28, last seen April 5, 2004.
White Rock resident Wade MacKenzie, 23, last seen in North Delta Jan. 16, 2008.
Kelowna resident Aaron Derbyshire, 22, last seen Sept. 30, 2006.
Kelowna resident Michael Bosma, 26, last seen Jan. 9, 2006.
Kelowna resident John Ernest Patrick, 40, last seen March 21, 2008.
Greenwood resident Gary Hansen, 52, last seen May 27, 2005.
Maple Ridge resident Marty Balfour, missing since Dec. 2002.


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Re: Missing Men In BC
« Reply #31 on: January 12, 2013, 07:30:47 PM »
Thanks, I didn't realize there were so many as that. They should have have their own threads on this site if they do not already. As mentioned, Matthew Huszar is stil missing. I understood that Derek Kelly was believed to have been murdered by untrustworthy houseparty of people he was last in the company of, though they could not prove it, and that the woman who should have known something has herself since died.

The "missing young men" syndrome in BC is most often thought of regarding the scenario of a young man with a normal life suddently disappearing without a trace in a urban area (e.g. Matthew Huszar would be a perfect example) rather than someone who disappeared while in the wilderness alone.
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« Reply #32 on: January 12, 2013, 09:50:00 PM »
See, this was what I was referring to another man's thread- there is a serial killer in BC.  There are too many of these cases.

I agree with a previous poster- could the family members please inform us what skills these men have, if you are reading/posting on their threads?


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« Reply #33 on: January 12, 2013, 10:10:29 PM »
You might also be interested in this blog below, which documents the cases of many of the men in detail:

A serial killer is possible to explain some of these cases, I wouldn't rule that out. One common factor is that many of the men disappear after a night on the town with friends. What does that suggest? It could mean a variety of things with alcohol playing a role (e.g the men become more vulnerable for one obvious thing though they are not said to have been inebriated at the time of their disappearances). It could suggest that if there is a predator or predators they are working the bars to locate potential victims, follow them, and lure them in by some ruse.  Or it could be that drinking among groups of young men leads to unpremeditated violence and accidental homicide and that all of these cases are unrelated except as a cultural trend. But the lack of the bodies or motive or evidence coming forward or witnesses is troubling.

The slaughter of women in their prime of their lives by unknown strangers has become all too common place over the decades. We don't know how to put an end to it, but we do know what happened in many of these cases and we can guess in others. The disappearance of men for unknown reasons has many people taking notice in recent years. It would be helpful to know if there really is a statistical increase in young men going missing or if we are just realizing it more due to internet and media.
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Re: Missing Men In BC
« Reply #34 on: January 20, 2013, 04:19:17 PM »
The Vancouver Sun recently did a Google map showing all of the murders in the Vancouver area between 2009 and present.  It would be interesting to see if a map of the missing men from BC would have similar clusters.

Here's the map -


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« Reply #35 on: January 20, 2013, 06:56:47 PM »
That is astounding the number of murders in BC, this sure is upsetting to the people of Vancouver, I'm sure.  :o :o :o :o :o :o :o


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« Reply #36 on: January 20, 2013, 08:50:11 PM »
Considering the sophisticated calibre of crime in BC... coupled with the geographic marine location... and add the fact that body parts reap the highest cash in the world today...  my guess is a sophisticated organization with access to buyers on other continents.   >:( :(  It would be interesting to factor in all and any common denomenators - where and how each went missing?  how quickly each would be missed?  what their blood type was? what their DNA particulars might lend itself to? etc. etc.

It does not require a stretch of imagination to speculate a floating chop shop or lab .... or else one located and well isolated in deep woods or in a well covered/disguised packing plant that either now or in the past was set up to process products (meat for instance) .... just mho!    maybe an old militar facility that does not get "questioned".  Anything is possible and probable.

Since the early 90's, authorities realized this is going on, but aside from an occassional expose on the late night news, it seems the "powers that be" chose to ignore it.  And folks; if you think organized crime/gangsters have any fear or concern as to whether the "donor's" are "willing to sell", think again.   And, if you think the only body parts being stolen and/or sold on black market, are those harvested by unscrupulous medical persons after organ donors with no family have been relieved of organs after being hospitalized etc., think again.  An ounce of bone marrow alone fetches a small fortune for organized crime.

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« Reply #37 on: April 24, 2013, 10:59:26 PM »
I don't think this couple has their own thread yet. I will start one shortly. For now posting a small update on this case.   

Whistler-Pemberton RCMP continue search for missing Prince George couple

Monday, April 1, 2013 - 11:30 AM
By Ted Andrew
Prince George, B.C.

Whistler RCMP are continuing the investigation into a Prince George couple that went missing in 2010.  A search back in the fall of 2012 for Rachael Bagnall and Jonathan Jette in the Mount Currie area turned up nothing of interest.  Staff Sergeant Steve Leclair says they intend to resume efforts this spring.

"In the nature of investigating any new leads that may come up, were going to try and generate some leads by putting up some missing person posters," says Leclair, "in Whistler, Pemberton, D'Arcy, Birken, we'll do that in the late spring when the hiking season is starting, to get maximum exposure."

Leclair says they will also put reminders on hiking websites and blogs to make people aware of the couple's disappearance.  25 year old Bagnall and 34 year old Jette were announced missing after not returning from a hiking trip near Pemberton.