Burnaby RCMP seek to solve mystery of 53-year-old man who vanished in 2015

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      Burnaby RCMP have renewed an appeal for the public’s help in solving the mystery of a man who has not been seen for four years.

      George Lorry Wood, a 53-year-old resident of Burnaby, was last seen when he was dropped off at Surrey Central SkyTrain Station on June 20, 2015.

      RCMP made an appeal for the public’s help in locating him in February 2016 but it did not result in any leads.

      Since that time, police have not had any confirmed sightings of him. However, investigators did receive information that he may have traveled to Vancouver Island after he was last seen.

      He is described as a white male who is 175 centimetres (five-feet, nine-inches) tall and weighs 75 kilograms (166 pounds). He has brown hair and brown eyes.

      He was last seen wearing jeans with a black belt and silver buckle, a green-and-white plaid shirt (as in the above picture), and glasses, and he may have been carrying a red backpack.

      His family and police are continuing to ask for help in finding him.

      According to a Burnaby Now article from March 2016, Wood, who was 49 years old at the time, had been known to disappear for short periods of time in the past but the length of time he remained out of contact with his family was unusual. He was also known to frequent the Central Park area in Burnaby.

      Anyone who may have information that may assist the investigation is asked to contact Burnaby RCMP at 604-646-9999 or, to remain anonymous, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.