Squamish RCMP continue search for missing man last seen Nov. 26 | Squamish Chief

Squamish RCMP continue search for missing man last seen Nov. 26

The Independent Investigations Office has been brought in regarding Daniel Reoch

The search for Daniel Reoch is continuing with efforts from the Squamish RCMP and Squamish Search and Rescue.

Reoch is a 29-year-old Indigenous man. He is 5'9, 150 lbs. and has short brown hair and brown eyes. A family member contacted the RCMP on Jan. 7, after he had not been heard from since before Christmas. His family said this is unusual for Reoch.

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"Our Lewis family, the Squamish Nation and the community as a whole are extremely concerned as to the whereabouts of Daniel Reoch. It is extremely out of character for him not to check in with family, friends, or his children," Deanna Lewis, a family member, and Squamish Nation representative, said in the RCMP press release.

Outside Time Hortons on November 25th (showing suspenders)
Outside Tim Hortons on Nov. 25th (showing suspenders). - Squamish RCMP

The Squamish RCMP released a timeline of Reoch's last whereabouts. He was last seen on the rear deck of a home in the 6500 block of Squamish Valley Road, when he walked off the deck and onto a trail toward Lewis Drive at 1 a.m. on Nov. 26.

Later that day, his vehicle was reported abandoned and has since been seized by Squamish RCMP.

After the RCMP were unable to locate Reoch during wellbeing checks, they have been following leads and working with Squamish Nation, Integrated First Nations Unit, BC Police Missing Persons Centre and Squamish SAR. The police have conducted searches of the Squamish Valley and Paradise Valley area with the help of SAR.

Daniel Reoch
Daniel Reoch's vehicle. - Squamish RCMP

"Squamish RCMP along with the Sea to Sky General Investigations Unit has been investigating all leads and avenues to locate Daniel and at this stage, there is no evidence of foul play," Sgt. Jeff Shore said in a Jan. 14 press release.  "We are doing all we can to bring Daniel home but each day that passes brings a growing concern for his wellbeing."

In the statement, it says the Squamish RCMP contacted the Independent Investigations Office because police officers interacted with Reoch the day before he was last seen. The IIO is a civilian-led oversight board that looks into police interactions with civilians.

Anyone with information about Reoch is asked to come forward to the Squamish RCMP, their nearest detachment or contact Crimestoppers anonymously at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

 

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