The Nanaimo RCMP is asking for the public’s assistance in locating 17-year-old Gaige Knighton. Knighton was last seen on September 5, 2021, and reported missing to the Nanaimo RCMP that same day. Extensive patrols conducted by police, and searches by friends and caregivers have been unsuccessful in locating him. As a result, his family is worried for his safety and well-being.

Before leaving his north Nanaimo home, Knighton took a few personal items with him then left on his purple BMX bike. He is known to frequent skate parks in Nanaimo and investigators are also following up on reports that he may be living in a tent.

Knighton is an Indigenous youth. He is 5 ft.8, 170 pounds, and the picture provided is recent. He was last seen wearing a red sweater, camouflage pants, tan coloured boots, and had a brown backpack with him. He does not possess a cell phone.

If anyone knows the whereabouts of Gaige Knighton, please call the Nanaimo RCMP non-emergency line at 250-754-2345, and quote file # 2021-33660.