Family, community hold out hope for return of man who disappeared from Klemtu

Family and friends of Maxwell Brown Jr. continue to pray this weekend as they search for any evidence that may lead to his whereabouts.

Maxwell Brown Jr.

Maxwell Brown Jr.

Family and friends of Maxwell Brown Jr. continue to pray this weekend as they search for any evidence that may lead to his whereabouts.

Maxwell Brown Jr. was last seen on Tuesday , May 1st 2012 at approximately 01:00 am in the small community of Klemtu B.C. where he was visiting friends. The community has a population of 200 residents and is located on Swindle Island which is six hours south of Prince Rupert B.C. In order to access the community, visitors and residents require the use of a B.C. Ferry or float plane. The closest community to Klemtu is Bella Bella.

Family and friends reported Maxwell Brown missing on May 3rd 2012 when his family had not heard from him. Prince Rupert RCMP along with members from the Bella Bella Detachment, West Coast Marine Services, BC Coast Guard, RCMP Air Services and Police Dog Services exhausted their search by covering all geographical areas from land, water and air throughout the first few days of his disappearance.

This weekend the Heiltsuk Tribal Council, along with family, friends and community members from the area, will be focusing their search efforts in the Jackson Pass. The Jackson Pass is the water way located between the communities of Klemtu and Bella Bella. The organized search will include boats and other small water vessels so as to cover a larger area with the ability to observe more details.

Maxwell Brown Jr is described as;

  • 24 yrs old
  • 5’10”
  • 161 lbs
  • has brown eyes
  • dark brown hair

Maxwell has a tattoo “Rest in Peace” located on the left side of his neck. (Click on photo for larger image)

Anyone with information on Maxwell Brown Jr’s whereabouts are asked to contact the Prince Rupert RCMP Detachment at (250) 624-2136 or if they require immediate assistance please call 9-1-1 with their location.