Police say Jason Benneke, 31, who had been missing since July has been found dead. (Surrey RCMP handout)

UPDATE: Surrey RCMP says Jason Benneke found dead

31-year-old reported missing on July 5, 2018

UPDATE: Surrey RCMP said Wednesday (Oct. 24) that 31-year-old Jason Benneke, who was reported missing on July 5, has been found dead.

In a news release, police said Benneke’s death “is not believed to be suspicious” and the file is being taken over by the BC Coroners Service.

RCMP also said no further information is available at this time.

He was last seen at 11:30 p.m. Thursday, July 5 at the Surrey Public Wharf in the 11700-block of 130th Street, according to a previous RCMP news release.

“He has not been heard or seen from since,” said Sergeant Chad Greig. Police found Benneke’s vehicle nearby.

The BC RCMP Police Dog Service and the BC RCMP Underwater Recovery Team searched both land and water with negative results, Greig added.

Benneke is Aboriginal, five feet seven inches tall and 124 pounds with brown hair, brown eyes and a goatee. He was wearing blue jeans, light-coloured shoes and no shirt.



tom.zytaruk@surreynowleader.com

Like us on Facebook Follow us on Instagram and follow Tom on Twitter

Just Posted

Assaults up, collisions down, say Delta police

DPD third quarter stats show fewer traffic accidents than last year, but more ‘persons offences’

Surrey School District says it needs 7 new schools in next decade

Surrey council endorsed the district’s 2019-20 capital plan on Monday, Nov. 19

Surrey council approves free two-hour parking at city hall, around hospital

Although council gave its blessing to offer the free parking Monday (Nov. 19), it was already made free last week

Surrey Fire Service to provide non-emergency dispatch services for Port Moody

It’s said the move will bring in more than $9,000 a year for the City of Surrey

Threatened frog re-discovered in Delta Nature Reserve

The Burns Bog Conservation Society is asking residents to report sightings of the red-legged frog

White Rock pier light show

Dancing lights highlighted off the water front

Laine scores 3 as Jets double Canucks 6-3

Injury-riddled Vancouver side drops sixth in a row

Deportation averted for Putin critic who feared return to Russia

Elena Musikhina, a vocal critic of the Kremlin, has been granted a two-year visitor’s permit in Canada

B.C. to allow Uber-style ride hailing services to operate in late 2019

Fee will be applied to fund options for disabled people

Auditor general takes aim at Liberals’ fighter-jet plan

Suditor general Michael Ferguson is about to release a new report on Canada’s attempts to buy new fighter jets

B.C. couple converts ambulance into a traveling home

The Revelstoke couple plan on touring B.C. ski hills then driving to Mexico

Cyclist defecates, throws own poop at car following B.C. crash

Man defecates in the street before throwing it at a driver locked in her vehicle

11 years sought for Burnaby man who killed girlfriend with hammer, burned her body

Manslaughter sentencing hearing started Monday in Chilliwack for Ryan Armstrong

Jamie Koe, other curlers kicked out of bonspiel for being too drunk

‘You don’t kick around other players’ bags, it’s disrespectful and we expect better of our players’

Most Read