File # 2011-3394
Tue Sep 27 13:10:00 PDT 2011

Photo of John Fadden

University RCMP detachment is bringing in police dogs and a helicopter to help with an ongoing search for John FADDEN, missing since Wednesday, Sept. 21.

Mr. Fadden has gone missing a number of times in the past six months, but never for this length of time. On Wednesday he left for a walk and never returned, says Sergeant Peter Thiessen, spokesperson for University RCMP. Mr. Fadden has lived at UBC Hospital for the last 7 years, and after he leaves he is usually found a day or two later, sometimes as far away as Stanley Park.

John FADDEN suffers from a brain injury, and is not known to frequent any specific locations or any individual’s homes. He has no identification or money on his person, and usually removes his hospital bracelet when walking. He is not known to walk into places that might endanger him, but merely becomes lost and has trouble finding his way back to the hospital.

University detachment is continuing extensive searches of the UBC grounds and nearby Pacific Spirit Regional Park, including Wreck Beach, in conjunction with Metro Vancouver Regional Parks and UBC Campus Security, says Sgt. Thiessen. Police Dog Services and Air Services have been brought in to assist with the search.

John FADDEN was last seen wearing long sleeve Brown shirt, Gray pants and Brown shoes. He is 62 years old, Gray hair, 5'11", 230 pounds with a medium build.

If you have any information that may help police locate John FADDEN, please contact University detachment at 604-224-1322.

Sgt. Peter Thiessen
Senior Media Relations Officer
"E" Division Communication Services
Lower Mainland District Regional Police Service
Communications Unit
Office: 604-598-4274
Cell: 604-614-6177


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