Chilliwack RCMP continue search for missing man in possession of firearm

Apr 24 2020, 12:46 am

Update April 25, 2020: Chilliwack RCMP say the missing man has been found dead. Foul play is not suspected. The force extends its “sincere condolences to his family and friends.” 

The search for a man driving around the Cultus Lake area in possession of firearms this afternoon has now been deemed a missing person investigation, according to Chilliwack RCMP.

In a release, police said 39-year-old David McCullum last contacted his family on the morning of Thursday, April 23, and he has not been heard from since. 

He was last seen driving a dark grey Toyota Tacoma pickup truck with a canopy bearing British Columbia licence plate PA558R.

pickup truck

Chilliwack RCMP

Investigators determined McCullum’s last known location was approximately 9:30 am in the south end of Columbia Valley Road.

David McCullum is described as:

  • Caucasian male
  • Height: 5 foot, 10 inches tall
  • Weight: 161 pounds
  • Eyes: Brown
  • Hair: Brown
  • Wearing: Dark grey hoodie

“Our primary concern is for his well-being,” Sgt. Krista Vrolyk told Daily Hive in a phone interview, earlier this afternoon.


Missing person David McCullum/ Chilliwack RCMP

She added, however, that after the recent shooting rampage in Nova Scotia, police wanted to make the public aware he has a gun. Chilliwack RCMP are asking the public not to approach McCullum or his vehicle and to call 911 immediately if they see him.

“While we continue to ask the public to be vigilant, our primary concern is to locate David and get him the help he needs,” said Vrolyk in a statement.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of David McCullum or his vehicle is urged to contact the Chilliwack RCMP at 604-792-4611 or call 911.

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