Police Considering Lax Kw'alaams Man's Disappearance as Suspicious

Brittany Webster

The RCMP are now acknowledging they are treating the disappearance of a Lax Kw'alaams man as suspicious.

Forty-two-year-old Lawrence Maitland was last seen pushing his bicycle on Victoria Street in the community on either July 17th or 18th.

His mother told CFTK News that her son left home without his keys or wallet and left the doors unlocked and the lights on.

A news release yesterday says RCMP members are still dedicated to the file and the local detachment has asked for help from the force's North District. 

The release says, while other investigations in the community have resulted in arrests recently, they are completely unrelated to Maitland's disappearance.

Police also say they don't believe there is any further risk to the greater public.

RCMP are again urging anyone with information to contact them or Crime Stoppers.

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