Updates: February 2, 2015  | January 7, 2015  |  January 5, 2015

The Vancouver Police is asking for the public’s help to find a missing 21-year-old man.

Liang Jin, who also goes by the name Leon Joy, last made contact by text message with his father on the morning of December 31st. In the text message he said he was going hiking, but gave no indication where. He has not been heard from or seen since.

Mr. Jin is described as Asian, 5’6″ tall, with a slim build. It is believed he may be wearing a black Salomon brand backpack with white stripes on the straps. Leon may have traveled by public transit as his bicycle was found by his family in the downtown apartment he lives in.

Checks with local hospitals and other police agencies have all been negative.

Anyone who sees Liang Jin or has information regarding his whereabouts is asked to contact 9-1-1 immediately.