The RCMP say the body of a missing Pictou County, N.S., man has been found.
Wallace Harry MacLean was reported missing on Wednesday.
Last week, police said they believed the 78-year-old man had been seen leaving a home on Shore Road in Merigomish, N.S. on Feb. 7.
They said MacLean had been driving his light blue, 2009 Chevrolet Silverado truck, but they weren’t sure where he was headed.
Police say a volunteer firefighter who had been assisting in a search for the man found his truck near Mill Road in Upper Barney’s River around 4 p.m. Sunday.
The man’s body was found nearby.
Police say the investigation is ongoing, and they have not determined whether the man’s death is criminal in nature.
“I can’t really say whether foul play or anything like that is involved,” said RCMP Cpl. Jennifer Clarke. “We haven’t really made a determination in that respect. However, the investigation is ongoing.”
Wallace Harry MacLean, 78, was last seen on February 7 and police are concerned for his safety. MacLean is believed to have left a residence on Shore Rd. in Merigomish in his 2009 light blue Chevrolet Silverado extended cab pick-up truck bearing Nova Scotia license plate FZF084. It is not known where he was headed that day.
MacLean is described as white, 5-foot-11, and grey hair and hazel eyes, and he wears glasses. A clothing description is not available at this time. He is known to frequent coffee shops in the area.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Wallace MacLean is asked to contact Pictou District RCMP at 902-755-4141. Should you wish to remain anonymous call Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers toll free at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submit a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca, or use the P3 Tips App.
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