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Missing Person - Tyler Walton

File no. - 2009-11103

Background

On November 18, 2009 the family of Tyler Walton reported him missing, as they had not heard from him in several days. Subsequent investigation by the Williams Lake RCMP (file 2009-11103 refers) determined that Tyler was last seen on November 10, 2009 when he stopped by his father’s house in the afternoon. Furthermore, other evidence collected by investigators suggests that afternoon of November 10, 2009 was the last time that Tyler was at his home located at 990 9th Avenue North in Williams Lake.

Tyler was known to go on hikes and searches of the some of the areas he frequently went hiking have taken place with no trace of him having been found. Tyler’s financial and telephone records have also shown no activity since he was reported missing.

Tyler was known to travel to the Lower Mainland and the United States but has always kept in touch with friends and family during such absences. As such, it seems unlikely that Tyler simply left Williams Lake and has chosen not to inform or update those who care about him.

Tyler seems to have gotten around primarily on bicycle or on foot but did purchase a vehicle (a Subaru) in the weeks prior to his disappearance. However, Tyler’s vehicle and bicycle are accounted for.

Photo #1 of Tyler Watson’s vehicle, a Subaru
Photo #2 of Tyler Watson’s vehicle, a Subaru

The investigation has also determined that Tyler was involved in the drug trade at a very low level. Given the inherent risks associated to that lifestyle, police cannot discount the possibility that involvement in the drug trade played a role in Tyler’s disappearance.

Current Lines of Inquiry

A number of witnesses saw Tyler in the presence of two males on more than one occasion in the days leading up to his disappearance. One male is reported to have gone by the first name of "Mike" but that is all that is known about these two individuals at this time. Obviously, these two individuals may have information that would assist in the investigation and police would like to speak to them. Members of public that may have information as to the identity of these two individuals or information that may assist police in identifying the individuals are urged to contact police or Crime Stoppers. Information received by police from a number of tips have also identified other persons that police are attempting to locate and interview and may, in turn, generate further lines of inquiry for which police may seek public assistance.

Awards

As always, if you have information regarding this file call CRIME STOPPERS 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or the Williams Lake RCMP at 250-392-6211. Crime stoppers also subscribes to web tips at www.bccrimestoppers.com. You will remain anonymous.

You may be eligible for a cash reward The family of Tyler Walton is also offering a $25,000 reward for any information that leads to a successful conclusion of this investigation