FORT ST. JAMES, B.C. — The RCMP's Major Crime Unit has taken over a missing person investigation in northern British Columbia.
The Mounties say in a news release that 55-year-old William Price was reported missing after he failed to show up for work on Aug. 31.
Price's employer phoned his family and when they were unable to locate him, the police were called.
The RCMP say Price's green 2002 Chevrolet Silverado pickup was found in an isolated area off a forest service road outside of Fort St. James on Thursday but police dogs could not locate him.
After searching the vehicle with forensic investigators, officers now believe that criminality was involved in Price's disappearance.
The RCMP are asking anyone with information about Price's activities prior to Aug. 29, or who might have dash cam or trail cam footage of Price, to contact police.
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Sept. 8, 2020.
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