ALERT CANCELLED: We are very sad to report that Anthony Morley’s body was found this week on Maple Mountain near Crofton on Vancouver Island.
Missing Cowichan man’s body found on mountain, Kevin Rothbauer, Coqichan Valley Citizen, December 11, 2014
File # 2014-12165
Wed Sep 24 17:34:00 PDT 2014
North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP are asking the public’s help in locating a missing person. Mr. Anthony ‘Tony’ Morley left his residence on September 21, 2014. The Police’s investigation thus far has revealed that Mr. Morley left WalMart at approximately 4:25pm and parked his vehicle, a 2008 Acura, near the staging area of Maple Mountain off of Osborne Bay Road. The vehicle was locked and undamaged so it is believed Mr. Morley left there of his own accord and possibly went for a walk.
Currently, Cowichan Search and Rescue are actively looking for him by foot and air. “We are asking that the public nearby check their outbuildings and fence lines in case Mr. Morley has sought shelter there.” requested Cpl. Krista Hobday
Police have checked the local island hospitals without luck.
Mr. Morley is described as a Caucasian man, 79 years old, grey hair and balding with a very thin build, and last seen wearing a white shirt. He is reported by family to be in the early stages of dementia and has had recent heart surgery but otherwise is very healthy and active. He is familiar with the area as he hikes there regularly
Police seek assistance in locating Tony Morley. If you know his whereabouts, or have seen him recently, please contact the North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP at 250-748-5522.
Cpl. Krista Hobday
North Cowichan / Duncan RCMP