Close X
Tuesday, July 23, 2019
ADVT 
National

RCMP Add Major Crime Detectives To Search For Missing B.C. Cowboy

The Canadian Press, 09 Feb, 2019
  • RCMP Add Major Crime Detectives To Search For Missing B.C. Cowboy

KAMLOOPS, B.C. — Major crimes detectives have joined an investigation into the disappearance of a B.C. ranch employee, but RCMP say there's no evidence to suggest foul play.


Ben Tyner, the 31-year-old manager of the Nicola Ranch, near Merritt, was last seen Jan. 26.


He was reported missing two days later when his saddled horse was found wandering northwest of Merritt.


An extensive, seven-day search found no trace of Tyner and was suspended on Sunday.


Sgt. Janelle Shoihet says the major crimes unit was called in to ensure there are no "missing links."


She says there's a slim chance that Tyner is still alive and he is still considered missing, but she also says it's time to be realistic about his odds.


"He's been out in the elements … and my understanding is it has been quite chilly, quite cold up there. If something did happen to him, if he got bucked off the horse or something and he's been underneath the snow ... the chances are slim," Shoihet says.


But she also adds that searchers will hold out hope until there is some definitive evidence to the contrary.


They will re-examine tracks that have already been searched, in an effort to locate Tyner.


Merritt-area residents are being told they may see an increase in police activity, now that the major crime unit has joined the case, and Shoihet says anyone who might have any details should contact Merritt RCMP.

MORE National ARTICLES

Hackers Targeting Canadian Banks, Mining Companies, Expert Tells MPs

Hackers Targeting Canadian Banks, Mining Companies, Expert Tells MPs

A leading cybersecurity analyst tells MPs that foreign hackers have targeted Canadian banks, mining companies and government institutions in recent years to steal valuable secrets and spread malware.

Hackers Targeting Canadian Banks, Mining Companies, Expert Tells MPs

OD Patients Given Medicine At Vancouver ER As Part Of Unique Program

OD Patients Given Medicine At Vancouver ER As Part Of Unique Program

A Vancouver emergency department has become the first in Canada to give overdose patients take-away packs of medication aimed at warding off withdrawal symptoms and getting them into treatment.

OD Patients Given Medicine At Vancouver ER As Part Of Unique Program

Bitcoin Exchange President's Death In Canada Puts Millions Out Of Reach

Bitcoin Exchange President's Death In Canada Puts Millions Out Of Reach

Experts in the cryptocurrency industry say there's a slim chance technicians will be able to recover the $180 million in digital assets believed to be in the laptop of the late founder

Bitcoin Exchange President's Death In Canada Puts Millions Out Of Reach

Depression Clouded Judgment Of Man Accused Of Killing Ailing Wife: Psychiatrist

Depression Clouded Judgment Of Man Accused Of Killing Ailing Wife: Psychiatrist

But Michel Cadotte, 57, was not psychotic and knew right from wrong, psychiatrist Louis Morissette testified on behalf of the defence.

Depression Clouded Judgment Of Man Accused Of Killing Ailing Wife: Psychiatrist

Cop Who Arrested McArthur In 2016 Accused Of Breaching Police Policy: Lawyer

Cop Who Arrested McArthur In 2016 Accused Of Breaching Police Policy: Lawyer

Lawrence Gridin says it's also alleged Gauthier failed to take photos of the man's injuries within 72 hours

Cop Who Arrested McArthur In 2016 Accused Of Breaching Police Policy: Lawyer

Impact Of Ice Sheet Retreat On Canadian Weather Being Underestimated: Study

Impact Of Ice Sheet Retreat On Canadian Weather Being Underestimated: Study

Newly published research suggests the accelerating disappearance of ice caps in Greenland and Antarctica will have a major and underestimated effect on extreme weather in Canada.

Impact Of Ice Sheet Retreat On Canadian Weather Being Underestimated: Study