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Surrey family man has been missing for 5 years

The 45-year-old has been missing for five years.
The 45-year-old has been missing for five years. RCMP Handout

Surrey man Yashpal Mehay has been missing for five years.

The 45-year-old husband and father went missing after leaving his home to drive to Clinton in the South Cariboo.

He was reported missing on July 15, 2009, when he failed to turn up in Clinton after leaving Surrey the day before. He operated a Petro Canada gas station with his brother-in-law and had made the drive from Surrey to Clinton every-other week for the previous three years.

RCMP say Mehay had no health problems, criminal affiliations or a criminal record and there is no evidence to suggest he met with foul play.

He was driving his grey 2004 Mazda MPV with BC licence plate number 494KVK at the time.

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Police launched an investigation after he went missing and confirmed that the last known place Mehay was last seen was the Staples Office Supply in Chilliwack around 3 p.m. on July 14, 2009.

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Police believe that Mehay would have travelled from Chilliwack to Clinton via Highway 1 to Cache Creek, then north on Highway 97 to Clinton. This route was searched extensively but no trace of the missing man was found.

Yashpal Mehay is described as a 45-year-old South Asian male, approximately 5’7”, 185 lbs, with short black hair, brown eyes, and a black moustache. He was last known to be wearing a striped green and white long-sleeved American Eagle shirt and khaki pants.

The Mehay family and the police are asking that anyone with information regarding the disappearance of Yashpal Mehay, no matter how seemingly insignificant, to come forward.

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