The search for an elderly Vancouver man who has been missing since Tuesday has ended in tragedy.
Vancouver Police has issued a brief statement that the body of 92-year-old Shou Peng Chen was found earlier this morning. The location of where his body was discovered has not been made public, but police say the circumstances of his death has not been deemed suspicious.
The following day, after he failed to return to his East Vancouver home, police issued a public alert on his disappearance. This led to a plea by police late Saturday afternoon for residents in the South Granville area to search outside their property, including vehicles, sheds, and other buildings.
It is believed Chen was in the area of West 64th Avenue and Granville Street on the evening of October 4 at approximately 6 pm, but it is not known if he continued to travel around the city or if he took shelter from the elements. He only spoke Cantonese and is known to visit Chinatown and Richmond frequently.
On Monday, the search for 65-year-old Debbie Blair in the Cypress Mountain area was called off after an exhaustive four-day search involving 50 volunteers and helicopters failed to find her. She was separated from her group while hiking the mountain on Thursday, September 29.