April 25, 2014 5:25 pm

Richmond RCMP seek missing Chinese visitor, not seen since last August

Qiru Chen has been missing since last August.

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VANCOUVER – Richmond RCMP are asking for the public’s help to find a missing Chinese visitor.

Forty-six-year-old Qiru Chen disappeared from the Vancouver International Airport on August 5, 2013, after arriving from China. Police say he left behind his wife who has since returned home and does not know where he may have gone.

Cpl. Stephanie Ashton says in cases like these police have a process to look for a missing person before putting out a notice to the public, so that is why they are just issuing a missing person’s report now.

“At this point we feel that we have exhausted all options,” she says.

Police have also tried to contact Chen on his cell phone, but he has not answered. “He has also made no contact with his family in China,” says Ashton.

Police do not believe he has come to any harm, however they would like to find him.

Anyone with information about this Chen can contact Richmond RCMP at 604-278-1212 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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