Surrey family of four goes missing from Metro Vancouver

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      Update (September 14): Surrey RCMP reported at 3:20 p.m. that the missing family has been located and is safe. No further details are being provided.

      A search is on for a Metro Vancouver family of four who has been not been heard from or seen for several days.

      Around 6:30 p.m. on September 11, a relative of the Anderson family reported them missing to Surrey RCMP.

      The family was last seen on September 9. A family member last spoke with them around 9 p.m. on September 10.

      Their vehicle was captured on surveillance video leaving the parking garage at their residence in the 13700 block of 100 Avenue in Surrey at 2 p.m. on September 11.

      No one has seen or heard from them since that time.

      13700 block of 100 Avenue in Surrey
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      Sheldon Anderson, the father of the family, is a 43-year-old white male who is about 1.8 metres (five-feet, 10-inches) tall and weighs about 86 kilograms (190 pounds), with dirty blond hair and blue eyes.

      Nona Anderson, the mother of the family, is a 45-year-old white female who stands about 1.7 metres (five-feet, nine-inches) tall with a medium build and long blond hair.

      Chanel Anderson, their daughter, is a 13-year-old white female who is about 1.5 metres (five-feet) tall with a thin build and long blond hair.

      Mariah Anderson, another daughter, is a 10-year-old white female who is about 1.2 metres (four-feet) tall with a thin build and blond hair.

      Their vehicle is a 2002 tan-coloured Toyota Sienna minivan with Alberta license plate BGZ2221.

      Surrey RCMP

      According to Surrey RCMP, they were known to frequent Minoru Park in Richmond, and they may have been driving to Alberta.

      Sgt. Chad Greig told the Georgia Straight that investigators do not believe this occurrence to be suspicious.

      Sgt. Greig stated that while investigators aren't worried for the welfare of the children or the family at this time, extended family members are worried about their whereabouts and the lack of contact was an abrupt change from the normal activities for the family.

      He added that investigators are taking all steps to locate the Anderson family to ensure they are fine.

      Anyone who knows of their whereabouts is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502, or anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or online.  

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