UPDATE: The Surrey RCMP says the family was located safely on Friday, Sept. 14
The Anderson family was reported missing by another family member on Tuesday evening.
The four haven’t been seen since Sunday, and were last spoken to by a family member on Monday night.
“The family has regular contact with them, and it’s unusual that they don’t know where they are, or don’t have contact with them, so that’s why they were reported to us,” said Staff Sgt. Murray Hedderson with the Surrey RCMP.
“The family doesn’t know any reason why they would have left except for the normal things families do, that they wouldn’t have been gone for any length of time or overnight.
The family’s tan-coloured 2002 Toyota Sienna minivan, Alberta licence plate BGZ-2221, was last seen leaving the parking garage in the 13700-block of 100 Avenue at 2 p.m. on Tuesday.
Hedderson said the family was relatively new to Surrey and B.C., and had moved here recently from Alberta.
The family has been known to frequent Minoru Park in Richmond, and could also possibly be driving to Alberta, police said.
Police have released the following descriptions of the family
- Sheldon Anderson is a 43-year-old Caucasian man, about five-foot-10 and 190 pounds. He has dirty blond hair and blue eyes
- Nona Anderson is a 45-year-old Caucasian woman and about five-foot-nine. She has a medium build and long blond hair
- Chanel Anderson is a 13-year-old Caucasian girl who is about five-feet-tall. She has a thin build and long blond hair
- Mariah Anderson is a 10-year-old Caucasian girl who is about four-foot-10. She has a thin build and long blond hair
Anyone who sees the family or has information about their whereabouts is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502, or Crime Stoppers, if they wish to remain anonymous.
— With files from Jon Azpiri and Sarah MacDonald