While much international media attention has been focused on the search for two B.C. murder suspects across Canada, a separate investigation into the mysterious case of two men from Surrey who went missing in the B.C. Interior at the same time has also been underway.
Today (August 2), RCMP gave a brief update on the investigation into their disappearance.
Ryan Provencher, 38 years old, and Richard Scurr, 37 years old, were last seen in a white Jeep Cherokee in the 16400 block of 23A Avenue in Surrey around 12:30 p.m. on July 17.
Neither have been seen nor heard from since that time.
On July 21, the jeep was located, parked in a wooded area near Logan Lake, B.C., east of Spences Bridge. There was no indication of foul play, according to RCMP, and after a search in that area, investigators do not believe that they are in that area.
Today, RCMP used a warrant to search of a rural property in Spences Bridge, B.C., in an effort to find evidence that may help in locating the two missing men.
According to a Surrey RCMP news release, a business associated with Ryan Provencher is located upon the property. Investigators believe the two men were on their way to this location prior to their disappearance.
Investigators are considering foul play as a factor, due to the length of time that they have been missing.
Provencher is described as a white male who is 178 centimetres (five-feet, 10-inches) tall and 82 kilograms (180 pounds), with a slim build and short brown hair and blue eyes.
Scurr is described as a white male who is 193 centimetres (six-feet, four-inches) tall and 100 kilograms (220 pounds), with an athletic build and brown brush-cut hair and brown eyes.
According to Kamloops This Week, both men have missed family vacations and both have children.
Anyone with information about their whereabouts is asked to contact Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502 or Crime Stoppers, to remain anonymous, at 1-800-222-8477.
According to CBC News, RCMP stated on July 23 that the case of these two missing men is not connected to the murders of three individuals in northern B.C. that Port Alberni’s Bryer Schmegelsky and Kam McLeod are wanted as suspects for.