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Search continues for 64-year old Coquitlam man with Alzheimer's

DH Vancouver Staff Oct 27, 2013 11:55 am

Have you seen Coquitlam senior Shin Noh? The 64-year old suffers from Alzheimer’s and has been missing for 38 days after going out for a morning walk on September 18.


Family and a small army of volunteers have not given up hope with the search and after multiple reported sightings of Shin in the Downtown Eastside and East Vancouver. The last ‘hot’ sighting of Shin occurred on Friday morning in Chinatown at the intersection of East Cordova and Main Street. According to his family, he would often forget where he lives.

Shin is Korean and speaks broken English. On the morning he went missing, he was seen wearing a blue and green plaid shirt, dark green pants and a black New York Rangers baseball cap. He is 5′ 6″ tall, average build with short black and grey hair.

Please stay alert for Shin and to call 9-1-1- immediately if he is spotted. In addition, anyone with information or knowledge of his current whereabouts is asked to call Coquitlam RCMP at 604-945-1550.

A website and Facebook page for Shin has been set-up and provides the latest updates on the search for the missing senior.

A volunteer and family-driven search party has been organized for this afternoon. From 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., a coffee watch will be operational at Waves located at the corner of Main and Cordorva Streets. Posters and cards will be available for pickup there or at Bump N Grind Cafe at Commercial and Venables Street.

A map of the search area, where Shin is most likely believed to be (click to enlarge):

Shin Noh

DH Vancouver Staff
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