University RCMP Renew Plea in 30-year-old Missing Case


2018-10-24 21:50 PDT

File # 1988-3581

University RCMP is renewing a plea for information as the 30 year anniversary of a missing University of British Columbia student approaches.

Emerson Dobroskay
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At 1:00 a.m. on Friday October 28, 1988, Emerson Dobroskay left the Pit Pub at the University of British Columbia, and was never seen or heard from again.

Emerson, a 21-year-old graduate student, had moved from Saskatoon to study meteorology. On the evening he was last seen, he had been out with his friends Dave, Jim and Mark. At closing time, Emerson left the group but never returned to his room in Haida House at Totem Park Residence.

Extensive ground and aerial searches were conducted and tips were received from across Canada, the United States and abroad but no evidence to his whereabouts was ever located.

Emerson is described as;

He was last seen wearing a brown pull-over sweater, a blue shirt, dark pants and dark suede shoes.

If you have any information which could aid in the investigation into Emerson’s disappearance, please contact University RCMP at 604-224-1322. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8427 or visit their website.,

Released by

Cst. Kevin Ray

Media Relations Officer
University (UBC) RCMP (English only)
2990 Wesbrook Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 2B7
Office: 604-224-1322
Fax: 604-224-4759


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