Family worried after North Van man's disappearance
Police and the family of a missing North Vancouver man are appealing to the public for help in the wake of his "unusual" disappearance.
Seyed Mehrdad Nourbakhsh-Saleh, 26, was last seen visiting his family's North Vancouver home around 4 o'clock on the afternoon of Dec. 27.
"It's unusual for him to be gone for this long without any contact with his family," North Van RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Richard De Jong told The Outlook on Tuesday. "We've checked his bank records and phone records and stuff, just trying to piece together perhaps other contacts he may have."
But De Jong wouldn't comment on whether those records had turned up any clues to Nourbakhsh-Saleh's whereabouts. "Let's put it this way: We haven't been able to locate him and we've had nobody reporting seeing him as well."
De Jong also wouldn't discuss whether Nourbakhsh-Saleh had any prior contact with police, adding that more information of that kind may be forthcoming. However, The Outlook has determined that a man of the same name and age was charged with assault with a weapon in 2009 and breach of probation as recently as August, 2011, resulting in a six-month conditional sentence and a 10-year ban from owning firearms.
Nourbakhsh-Saleh is described by police as a Persian man, balding with a shaved head and was last seen wearing a black jacket, dark blue jeans and black shoes.
Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call the North Vancouver RCMP at 604-985-1311.