UPDATE: IHIT takes over case of missing Langley teen; foul play suspected
WATCH ABOVE: The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team believe foul play is now suspected in the disappearance of Nicholas Hannon. Rumina Daya reports.
UPDATE: The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) announced this afternoon they will be taking over the case of missing 19-year-old Nicholas Hannon. IHIT will be investigating the missing teen because foul play is suspected and it is believed he is dead.
IHIT says in mid-April there was enough evidence to support the theory that Hannon met with foul play.
He would have been 20 years old in just a few days.
IHIT says the know there are people in the community who know what happened to Hannon.
“Whether it is a change in lifestyle that brings you forward or the guilt of watching this family suffering from the loss of Nicholas, we are urging the individuals that have information to do the right thing and contact Police, ” says Staff Sergeant Jennifer Pound.
(Photos of Nicholas growing up)
A Langley family is offering a $10,000 reward for any information leading to the whereabouts of their 19-year-old son, who has been missing for nearly a week.
A Search and Rescue team from Central Fraser Valley Search and Rescue fanned out across Derby Reach Park on Sunday looking for any sign of Nicholas Hannon.
Police say there has been no sign of the teen since he last spoke with his father on Tuesday. Nicholas’ vehicle was found abandoned on Thursday at a dead end of McKinnon Crescent in Langley. The doors were locked, with GPS and the stereo system still inside. There’s also been no activity on his phone or bank account since he went missing.
Nicholas Hannon’s father Craig says his son’s disappearance is very out of character, but his gut feeling is telling him something went wrong.
“Somebody has done something to him,” he said, choking back tears. “Somebody’s got him for whatever reason, and they are hurting him.”
Forty volunteers came out to help with the search last night. The RCMP called out another search today, saying the physical search of the area has been already completed.
Hannon is described as Caucasian, 5’9″, with a slim build and very short dark brown hair.
If anyone has any information about Nicholas’ whereabouts, contact the Langley RCMP at 604-532-3200.
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