Police searching for missing elderly man with dementia in North Delta

May 17 2020, 12:48 pm

Delta police are searching for Jarnail Sanghera, an 88-year-old man with dementia who went missing from his family home in North Delta on Friday, May 15.

Sanghera was seen at 9:07 am, walking past a bus stop on 112 Avenue past 88 Avenue. He was confused that the front door of the bus did not open and kept walking, a family member told Daily Hive. Then, at 11 am, he asked for directions at Superstore.

Following this, an informant on Facebook told Sanghera’s family that he might have seen him in the parking lot of Lordco on 120 Street.

“He was possibly seen at 8:30 pm at 112a and 88a ave Delta and then at 10 pm on 144th Street and 82ave in Surrey on May 15th. Both times he was described as looking confused,” the family member states.

Another informant told the family that they saw him at 11 am on Saturday, May 16, walking on 88 Avenue near 120 Street in Surrey.

He is described as South Asian with a slim build, 5’8, and was last seen wearing a light blue turban, light grey track pants, and a long-sleeved quarter zip-up dark grey sweater.

Jarnail Sanghera

He only speaks Punjabi.

“Mr. Sanghera’s family is very concerned about his well-being,” Cris Leykauf, a spokesperson for Delta Police, said in a media release issued on Friday. “He is a frequent user of transit, but unfortunately, our officers’ initial searches have not yielded any results.”

Unfortunately, as of Sunday, May 17, Delta Police are still searching for Sanghera.

“At this point, it’s been 48 hours, and there’s no words to express how worried we feel,” the family member stated.

If you believe you have seen Mr. Sanghera or have information regarding his whereabouts, please contact the Delta Police Department at 604-946-4411. Police also encourage social media users to continue to share his picture and description.