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Mike GREFNER - 34 - Missing - January 17, 2012 - Whistler - BC
« on: January 23, 2012, 12:17:43 PM »
From the Edmonton Sun (Jan. 22/12)


- with files from Sun Media


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Re: Mike GREFNER - 34 - Missing - January 17, 2012 - Whistler - BC
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2012, 03:30:36 PM »
RCMP search for clues in Mike Grefner's disappearance
Global News Thursday, January 26, 2012 12:48 PM 


Whistler resident Michael Grefner has not been seen since January 17th, and RCMP is hoping the public can help by providing information about a woman that may have had coffee with Grefner in Pemberton on January 19th.

RCMP said they have no more information identifying this woman.

They are also asking for help in indentifying the owner or driver of a white Jeep, possibly a YJ, that was seen idling between 8:30 and 11:30 a.m. on January 19th, about a block from where Grefner was living.

Police said they are not certain the Jeep is connected to Grefner, but they are hoping the driver may have seen something and can help them.

"Investigators have said that the updates and information provided by friends via the Facebook site have been very instrumental in assisting investigators with this case, certainly with respect to putting a time-line together on Michael's activities leading up to his disappearance," said Sgt. Shawn M. LeMay with the Whistler RCMP.

To date, Whistler RCMP said they have received about 15 Tips, all of which have been followed-up on by investigators.

Police said they have searched around Grefner's home and along the nearby trails with an avalanche trained search (CARDA) dog, but have not been able to find any indication of where Grefner might be.

On January 25th, about 20 of Grefner's friends and concerned citizens searched a number of sites along the train tracks in Whistler, but the search did not yield any results.

Grefner was last seen in the early morning hours of January 17th at a nightclub in Whistler. He was reported missing shortly after midnight on the 19th.

Grefner is described as Caucasian, 34 years old, 6ft 2" tall, with a slim build. He has short curly brown hair, green eyes, an olive complexion, and is clean shaven.

If anyone has seen Michael Grefner since January 16th, or had contact with him in the days leading up to his disappearance, please call Whistler RCMP at (604) 932-3044.

http://www.globaltvbc.com/rcmp+search+for+clues+in+mike+grefners+disappearance/6442567884/story.html

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Re: Mike GREFNER - 34 - Missing - January 17, 2012 - Whistler - BC
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2012, 12:14:30 PM »
Seems like Mike was calling/texting all kinds of girls that night.  Why?   We are not privvy to the phone call information, but if he was inebriated, then he might have been a bit of a 'pest' calling all these girls in the middle of the night.  I see he talked to Amy for 20 minutes at 2 a.m.....but she didn't answer at 4 a.m.   Why?  Thought he was being bothersome?

Sounds to me like he needed a friend that night.

How did he pay for the Cab if he had already lost his wallet?   Did the Cabbie just leave him at Garfinkles?  The Cabbie didn't want money?  Hmmm.    The Cops should have all kinds of knowledge from the Cell phone records....I suppose that is why they ended up in Pemberton.

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Re: Mike GREFNER - 34 - Missing - January 17, 2012 - Whistler - BC
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2012, 12:27:14 PM »
update from the TIMELINE info:


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Re: Mike GREFNER - 34 - Missing - January 17, 2012 - Whistler - BC
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2012, 01:13:01 PM »
It is too bad that the info coming from RCMP is sketchy.   They are saying Mike's CellPhone has not been on since the 17th....and a possible, but NOT confirmed sighting of him on the 17th in Pemberton.   
Well the pertinent info would be what tower LAST picked up on Mike's phone on the 17th.

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Re: Mike GREFNER - 34 - Missing - January 17, 2012 - Whistler - BC
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2012, 02:04:34 PM »

Kathy, I'm interested in knowing where the timeline comes from, as it appears to be a private site. Also curious as to who put the information together, particularly about the phone calls? Is that taken from the girls who's phones he apparently called?


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Re: Mike GREFNER - 34 - Missing - January 17, 2012 - Whistler - BC
« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2012, 06:35:33 PM »
I've been following this story closely on a couple of FB groups and it seems that there is a core group of friends working with the family and RCMP to put together information.  A private investigator has been hired today and RCMP dogs were at/near Mike's home today.  There are a couple of psychics/intuitives that are posting heavily on the FB group as well.

This man was well liked and very popular.  There has been such an outpouring of love and concern for his well-being since he went missing.  After reading all of the posts on the FB groups it would seem to me that there a few scenarios on people's minds:  a)he tried to walk somewhere and fell/was injured   b) he was robbed/kidnapped  c) he has been in a car wreck after leaving Pemberton and the car has not been found  d) he wanted some time alone and will re-surface when he's ready.

Here is a link to a website that has been put together and seems to be maintained by his friends - http://findmikegrefner.ca/


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Re: Mike GREFNER - 34 - Missing - January 17, 2012 - Whistler - BC
« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2012, 08:03:26 PM »
It doesn't sound good for Mike. I mean he was drunk that night and making all these calls. Why didn't he just go home and sleep it off. Why not go home to his parents for a while or some relatives and get in touch with the real world. Liquor can play on a person if they've had to much. They feel isolated and alone, especially if he was used to having a lot of friends around. He may have been thinking he was kind of a worthless character that evening. The taxi call should be cleared, I mean how long did it take to get from point A to point B. The cabbie may have known him and said he'd get the money later. But it would be interesting to know just what the timeline was here, befor the cabbie to his next call. Just a thought to check that out. If that was the last known place he was seen, except for the waitress seeing him with someone else.  :( :( :( :( :( :(

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Re: Mike GREFNER - 34 - Missing - January 17, 2012 - Whistler - BC
« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2012, 11:16:45 AM »
RCMP added Mike to the missing persons site 2 days ago - http://bc.rcmp.ca/ViewPage.action?siteNodeId=1017&languageId=1&contentId=23950

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Re: Mike GREFNER - 34 - Missing - January 17, 2012 - Whistler - BC
« Reply #10 on: January 28, 2012, 11:39:08 AM »
http://bc.rcmp.ca/ViewPage.action?siteNodeId=1017&languageId=1&contentId=23950

Whistler RCMP are continuing to request the public's assistance in locating a missing male.

File # 2012-01-26
2012-01-26 14:09 PST
Whistler RCMP continue to look for Michael GREFNER and a woman that may have possibly had coffee with Michael at a coffee shop in Pemberton, on the morning of January 19th. So far, there has been no additional information identifying this woman.

Police are also asking for the public's assistance in identifying the owner or driver of a white Jeep, possibly a YJ, that was observed parked and idling for some time between 8:30 am and 11:30 am, on January 19th, about a block from where Michael was living, in the Rainbow Subdivision. While police are not certain that the Jeep has any connection to Michael's disappearance, they would like to speak to the driver who may have possibly seen something that can assist in the on-going investigation.

"Investigators have said that the updates and information provided by friends via the Facebook site have been very instrumental in assisting investigators with this case, certainly with respect to putting a time-line together on Michael's activities leading up to his disappearance".
To date, Whistler RCMP have received up to 15 Tips, all of which have been followed-up on by investigators.

Police have searched the residential subdivision, and nearby trail system with an avalanche trained search (CARDA) dog, but were not able to locate any indication of Michael's whereabouts as yet. Whistler RCMP are continuing to pursue every investigational avenue and possible lead in hopes of locating Michael as soon as possible.

Yesterday, January 25th, starting shortly after 10:00 am, approximately 20 of Michael's friends and concerned citizens gathered in the Function Junction area of south Whistler to search a number of sites along the train tracks where they felt Michael had possibly wandered off to. The search did not yield any results.

Michael GREFNER was last seen in the early morning hours of January 17th, 2012, at a nightclub in Whistler Village. He did not show up for work the following evening, which is extremely out of character for him. After making attempts to locate Michael on their own, his friends and colleagues reported him missing to police shortly after midnight on the 19th.

Michael GREFNER is described as a Caucasian male, 34 years of age, 6'2", with a slim build. He has short curly brown hair, green eyes, an olive complexion, and is clean shaven.

If anyone has seen Michael GREFNER since January 16, 2012 or had contact with him in the days leading up to his disappearance, you are requested to call Whistler RCMP at (604) 932-3044.

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Re: Mike GREFNER - 34 - Missing - January 17, 2012 - Whistler - BC
« Reply #11 on: January 30, 2012, 09:29:00 PM »

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Re: Mike GREFNER - 34 - Missing - January 17, 2012 - Whistler - BC
« Reply #12 on: February 01, 2012, 12:31:25 PM »
New to this but I had to add this link to the Whistler paper. Does anyone else think it odd that at 11:35 pm on the night Mike went missing, there was an explosion in the Callaghan Valley parking lot that has resulted in an IHIT investigation?

http://www.whistlerquestion.com/article/20120119/WHISTLER01/301199960/-1/whistler/men-targeted-in-motorhome-explosion

Convenient coincidence just doesn't add up for me.

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Re: Mike GREFNER - 34 - Missing - January 17, 2012 - Whistler - BC
« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2012, 12:40:13 PM »
what's going on on facebook? any news? i haven't checked out the group.

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Re: Mike GREFNER - 34 - Missing - January 17, 2012 - Whistler - BC
« Reply #14 on: February 14, 2012, 04:17:22 PM »
There have been a couple of fundraisers talked about lately but that is pretty much all.  If there is news, no one is sharing it.  People are not as positive as they once were and frustration is started to show in some of the posts.  This man had so many friends and they are just wanting to get answers one way or another.