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LOCATED DECEASED – Missing Elderly Man in Quesnel, BC – Malcolm Earl McLaughlin, 90

An update from the North District RCMP, released Monday morning, states that Malcolm McLaughlin, the 90-year-old Quesnel resident who went missing just after Christmas, was found deceased in his vehicle Sunday, Jan. 5 on Tranquille Road in Kamloops.

McLaughlin had been reported missing on Jan. 1 and had not been seen since Dec. 30 at 4 p.m.

“All evidence suggests that he was involved in a single-vehicle collision, and there is nothing suspicious regarding the crash,” according to a press release from the RCMP. “His dog, Chico, was found alive and uninjured and was taken to a local animal hospital until arrangements could be made to return the dog to Mr. McLaughlin’s family.”

The RCMP wishes to thank the public in the search for McLaughlin and Chico. The B.C. Coroners Service will have conduct of the investigation, and no further information to be released at this time, according to police.




File # 2020-32

The Quesnel RCMP are seeking the public’s assistance in locating a 90 year old Quesnel resident showing symptoms of dementia.

Malcolm Earl McLaughlin was last seen on Monday, December 30, 2019 at 4:00 pm. Mr. McLaughlin has a history of memory loss and leaving his home without being in contact with his family is out of character.

Malcolm McLaughlin is described as approximately 170 pounds, 5’11, gray hair, brown eyes and wears glasses. It is unknown what he was wearing at the time of his disappearance.

He is believed to be operating a black 2013 Chevrolet Trax, with BC license plate EN115T. The vehicle has a Canadian flag attached to the rear antenna. Mr. McLaughlin may be in the company of his Dachshund named Chico.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Malcolm McLaughlin is urged to contact the Quesnel RCMP at (250)992-9211 or Crimestoppers at 1(800)222-8477 (TIPS).

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