Updated: Coquitlam parents seek help locating 34-year-old son missing since February

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      Update: Ridge Meadows RCMP stated on February 6, 2020, that human remains found in Pitt Meadows were identified as Ryan McAuley.

      Foul play is not suspected but an investigation into his death remains ongoing. For more information, see this article

      Original article (June 7, 2019):

      The Coquitlam parents of a man who has gone missing are appealing to the public to help locate their son.

      Coquitlam RCMP had previously announced on February 22 that they had exhausted all options in trying to locate 34-year-old Ryan McAuley.

      At that time he had been reported as being last seen on February 14 in Coquitlam.

      However, on June 5, Coquitlam RCMP announced that McAuley was seen at 10 a.m. on February 15 when he was recorded on security video at a store in the 11000 block of 200 Street in Maple Ridge.

      He is wanted on a B.C. Mental Health Act warrant.

      Coquitlam RCMP Cpl. Michael McLaughlin stated in a news release that he is not believed to be a danger to anyone, but they want to confirm his well-being.

      Cpl. McLaughlin added that he has gone missing the past, including hitchhiking to Alberta, Manitoba, and Ontario. However, what differs this time is that he had not left any indications or activity that has led to his whereabouts as in the past.

      Coquitlam RCMP have checked hospitals, shelters, international border crossings, and taxi services, in addition to checking personal phones, computers, and social media; examining financial and banking information; monitoring DNA samples; and speaking with witnesses.

      He is described as a white male who is 177 centimetres (five-feet, eight-inches) tall and weighs 109 kilograms (240 pounds) with light-brown hair and wears glasses.

      His parents, Ron and Darlene McAuley, issued statements as well. 

      “Please come home, or you can just call us on the phone,” Ron McAuley said, addressing his son. “We love you, your family loves you and misses you.”

      “His birthday is coming up and it would mean a lot to us if he could come home,” Darlene McAuley added. 

      Anyone who has seen Ryan McAuley or knows of his whereabouts is asked to call Coquitlam RCMP at 1-877-687-3377.