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UPDATE: Police say missing Delta senior found dead in Point Roberts

The senior did not return from his daily walk on Nov. 1
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UPDATED Saturday, Nov. 4 (3 p.m.)

Delta Police say the missing senior has been found dead in Point Roberts.

“In this difficult time, our hearts go out to David’s family, friends and the compassionate communities of Tsawwassen and Point Roberts who demonstrated extraordinary care and engagement throughout the search for David. The support and kindness have been remarkable,” police said in a statement Saturday.

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UPDATED Friday, Nov. 3 (2:43 p.m.)

Police in Delta are asking for help on both sides of the border to help find an 86-year-old man who didn’t return from his daily walk earlier this week.

Delta Police say the senior, who has some memory loss, left his home at about 3 p.m. on Wednesday (Nov. 1), for his walk in the Diefenbaker Park area of Tsawwassen.

Delta Police began searching the area around his home and Diefenbaker Park but were unable to find him. South Fraser Search and Rescue were contacted and brought in to assist throughout the night.

Police say on Thursday (Nov. 2), Ho was identified on video, walking on Marine Drive in Point Roberts. The video was from shortly after 5 p.m. on Wednesday (Nov. 1).

Delta Police say officers liaised with Whatcom County to co-ordinate search efforts on the U.S. side of the border.

“While we believe David is likely still in Point Roberts, we cannot confirm that he has remained there,” Delta Police stated in a release sent Friday afternoon (Nov. 3). “There is a possibility that David has returned to Tsawwassen, as the area is more familiar to him.”

Ho is described as 5’9”, 150 lbs, and bald. Police say he is possibly wearing a grey baseball cap, a dark jacket, grey pants and grey shoes. Ho suffers from some memory loss, and a heart condition, but is otherwise fit and mobile, police say.

Police are asking residents to check their yards, sheds, garages, etc in the event Ho has sought shelter in one of these areas.

Police say if you see him, stay with him and call 911.



Beau Simpson

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