UPDATE: LOCATED DECEASED – ‘We want you home’: B.C. brothers plead for information about their missing dad

Burnaby RCMP is advising the public that a 51-year-old man who was subject of a missing person’s appeal on October 29, 2022 has been located deceased in Surrey.

The BC Coroners Service is investigating the cause of death. We offer our condolences to the family and friends.

Thank you to our policing and community partners, the media, and the public for your assistance.


Two brothers are desperate for any information about their missing father, who was last seen on Oct. 22.

Nelson and Donovan Mendez said their dad, 51-year-old Mario Mendez Campos, left work that Saturday afternoon at 3 p.m. in the 1200-block of Frances Street in Vancouver.

He has not been heard from since.

Nelson, 25, said the last time he spoke to his dad was on Oct. 20 over the phone.

They reported him missing on Oct. 28 as they thought he was busy at work and did not realize he had not spoken to anyone in the family during that time. It was then they became suspicious and called RCMP.

“He was at a very happy time in his life. He was very happy that I had just had a newborn son, he was a grandpa. It was a very happy moment in his life,” Nelson said.

He added that his dad was not on any medications and has no history of mental illness.


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