Where is Jacob Wilson? Friends 'very concerned' about B.C. man who disappeared a year ago
It's been a full year since a Kelowna, B.C., man was last seen by his loved ones.
Jacob Wilson's whereabouts have been unknown since May 9, 2021.
Police haven't made much information public about the circumstances surrounding the disappearance of the then-42-year-old, but said Tuesday that they still haven't found Wilson.
They haven't said much about the man, other than providing a physical description, but said in a news release marking the anniversary of his disappearance that his friends and police are "very concerned for his health and well-being."
A spokesperson with the RCMP told CTV News it's unusual for Wilson not to contact his friends or family.
"Investigators are treating his disappearance as suspicious given his transient, high-risk lifestyle," Cpl. Tammy Lobb said.
Wilson was last known to be in Kelowna, and did not have a vehicle.
He was known to frequent the Southeast District, an area that spans from Clearwater in the north to the U.S. border in the south, and from Lillooet in the west to the Alberta border.
Police received tips from the public when he was first reported missing, but said since that time, few people have called with information.
In the year since he's been gone, investigators have conducted interviews, reviewed surveillance camera video and followed up on all tips. Lobb said the RCMP is hopeful Tuesday's advisory of the anniversary of his disappearance will generate more leads in the case.
Wilson is white and about 5'9" with hazel eyes. At the time he went missing, he had a thin build and short blond hair.
Mounties in Kelowna said they're looking for any information that could be helpful, suggesting even small details would be appreciated.
Those with information are asked to contact the Kelowna RCMP (250-762-3300) or Crime Stoppers, should they wish to remain anonymous.
An estimated 70,000 to 80,000 are reported missing in Canada each year, the RCMP says. Most are found within the first seven days.
Last week, the RCMP announced the rollout of new technology meant to be used to solve some of the cases left open. The pilot project launched in B.C.