Stewart RCMP Search for Family Members in Historic Missing Person File

John Crawford

[NOTE:  This corrects spelling of missing man's first name -- Gerhard (not Gerard, as in earlier RCMP News Release) ]

Stewart RCMP are hoping to find relatives of a Smithers man who's been missing for more than four decades -- so that if his remains are ever found, they can be identified.

A news release from the detachment says Gerhard Krausnig had been fishing the Nass River near its junction with the Meziadin River, on July 2nd, 1977, when he was reported missing following a boating mishap.

Detachment commander, Corporal Kevin Wright, says it's believed Krausnig may have had a son born in 1977 in Smithers.

Wright says if human remains are ever found, investigators can use the DNA from family members to make a positive identification.

If you have information that help police locate Krausnig's family, contact Stewart RCMP -- the file number is 1977-103.


Family Members Sought in Historical Missing Person File


The Stewart RCMP is continuing the investigation into a historical missing person’s file. Gerhard KRAUSNIG, from Smithers BC, was reported missing after a boating mishap, while fishing the Nass River, near the Meziadin River junction, on July 2nd 1977.

“Missing person’s files are never concluded, until the missing is located, no matter how long it takes” stated Cpl Kevin WRIGHT Stewart RCMP Detachment Commander. ‘We are attempting to locate any of Mr. KRAUSNIG’s family members, and believe that he may have had a son born in 1977, in Smithers BC.’

In the event that human remains are recovered, and the investigators have DNA from family members on file, it is a way to identify missing persons and help bring closure to the families.  


If you have any information that can assist in locating Mr. KRAUSNIG’s family, please contact the Stewart RCMP at 250-636-2233 and cite file number 1977-103.


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