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Searches for missing senior in Maple Ridge unsuccessful so far

Last Updated Dec 1, 2019 at 5:59 pm PST

Courtesy Maple Ridge RCMP
Summary

Ted Vanderveen was last seen Nov. 28 just before noon in the Ferguson Trails area along 112th Avenue and 264th Street

The Whonnock combed the the trails where Vanderveen went missing but could not locate him

MAPLE RIDGE (NEWS 1130) — Dozens gathered in Maple Ridge Sunday to comb the trails in search of a missing senior.

72-year-old, Ted Vanderveen was last seen Nov. 28 just before noon in the Ferguson Trails area along 112th Avenue and 264th Street.

His son-in-law- Shaun Marden says by Sunday evening, they had exhausted the trails in the area Vanderveen is familiar with.

“Once we got to where it opens up from the creek itself we took 15-20 foot paces between each person and made treks into the bush as far as we could on both left and right sides of the trail.”

Marden says Vanderveen has mild-dementia and has missed his kidney dialysis. The group is still considering what they will do next, including the possibility of expanding the search area.

Vanderveen was last seen wearing a turquoise coat, jeans, black boots, a black toque and black gloves. He has a slim build and has short grey hair.

The group wants you to know, if you are not much of a hiker, handing out flyers near the trails and spreading the message on social media would help too.

“We are still holding out hope that Uncle Ted will be found and very much appreciate everyone’s help, thoughts and prayers,” the group wrote in a release.

A Facebook group has been made called, “Uncle Ted Info Group,” to provide details on how others can help.

If you have any information call Maple RCMP at 1-877-687-3377. If you wish to remain anonymous dial 1-800-222-8477 or visit www.solvecrime.ca.