UPDATED: Prince Rupert RCMP end search for Shawn Martin

Prince Rupert RCMP have recovered the body of Shawn Martin, who was reported missing yesterday.

  • Sep. 22, 2014 5:00 p.m.

Prince Rupert RCMP are asking for the public's assistance in locating 19-year-old Shawn Martin.

UPDATE:

On September 22nd, at approximately 1:05 a.m. members of the Prince Rupert RCMP Detachment received a complaint with regards to a missing 19-year-old named Shawn Martin.

At approximately 7 p.m. on Sept. 22 members of the Prince Rupert RCMP Detachment received a complaint with regards to a vehicle being located in the area of Rainbow Summit. The complainant further advised that the vehicle was down an embankment just off of Highway 16. Police attended the area where they located the vehicle and body of Shawn Martin.

It is with great sadness that we have to inform the community of this incident, and our sincere condolences go out to the family and friends affected by this tragic event, stated Const. Matt Ericson, spokesman for the Prince Rupert RCMP. At this time it is too early to speculate as to what may have attributed to this collision. Currently a RCMP Collision Analysts has been contacted and will be conducting an investigation at the scene.

Police are also asking the community to respect the privacy of Shawn’s family during this difficult time.

As this investigation is ongoing, the Prince Rupert RCMP is asking anyone that may have information regarding this incident to contact the Prince Rupert RCMP Detachment at 250-627-0700 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Please remember that Crime Stoppers pays cash for information and leads. We don’t want your name, just your information.

 

ORIGINAL:

On Sept 22 at approximately 1:05 a.m., members of the Prince Rupert RCMP Detachment received a complaint with regards to a missing person named Shawn Martin (19 years old).

The complainant advised that they had last heard from Shawn at approximately 12:30 a.m. that morning. The complainant further advised that Shawn had been suffering from possible symptoms of depression.

Further investigation determined that Shawn had been in the area of the local 7-11 in Prince Rupert at approximately 11:00 p.m. on Sept. 21. Additional inquiries determined that Shawn may have driven to Terrace, B.C.; however police have not been able to corroborate this information.

“At this stage of the investigation police are making every possible effort to locate Shawn,” stated Cst. Matt Ericson, spokesman for the Prince Rupert RCMP.

“Shawn’s family and friends are very concerned of his whereabouts, and we are making an appeal to Prince Rupert and the surrounding communities for any information that may assist us in locating Shawn.”

Shawn is described as the following:

6’1 feet tall (slim build)

150 pounds

Long blonde hair

Blue eyes

Shawn’s vehicle is described as the following:

Black 1994 Honda Civic 2 Door

British Columbia License Plate 625 XMM

As this investigation is ongoing, the Prince Rupert RCMP is asking anyone that may have information regarding this incident to contact the Prince Rupert RCMP Detachment at 250-627-0700 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477). Please remember that Crime Stoppers pays cash for information and leads. We don’t want your name, just your information.

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