Victoria toddler Michael Dunahee went missing 23 years ago today

Michael Dunahee was only four years old when he went missing from Blanshard Elementary School in Victoria 23 years ago, on March 24, 1991.

Michael was last seen around 12:30 p.m. in the area of the school playground wearing a blue-hooded jacket with red lining and red cuffs, a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles t-shirt, multi-coloured rugby pants and blue sneakers.

Victoria Police say Michael’s disappearance spawned one of the largest police investigations in Canadian history, and the case remains an active investigation.

“It’s still an active investigation and our officers continue to work on it every day,” said Victoria Police spokesperson Cst. Mike Russell.

He said they still receive a number of tips about this case and investigate each one.

“There’s nothing that would cause us to close the case, other than finding Michael,” said Russell.

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WATCH: Victoria police update the public on the Dunahee investigation.

Last year police tested the DNA of a Surrey man following a tip from a member of the public that the man bore a striking resemblance to Michael.

The man said he had no prior memory to Grade 1, and believed there was a possibility he could be Michael Dunahee. However, it was confirmed he was not the missing boy.

Victoria Police ask if anyone has information about Michael Dunahee’s disappearance to ontact the VicPD at 250-995-7261 or, to remain anonymous, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

PHOTO: Age enhanced to 26 years old:

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