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.



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