Update: February 18, 2015

Police are continuing their search for two missing Vancouver men in two separate cases.

Twenty-one-year-old Liang Jin, who also goes by the name of “Leon,” contacted his family on the morning of December 31st. He sent his father a text message saying that he was going hiking, but gave no indication where. He has not been heard from or seen since.

Leon Jin is 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.

Police believe that Leon may have taken a bus from downtown Vancouver to the North Shore Mountains, specifically the areas of Lynn Valley and Hanes Valley.

Investigators are working with a number of local agencies to search for Mr. Jin.


Update: January 17, 2015

Seventy-five-year-old Joseph Lingappa left his home near Granville Street and West 70th Avenue on Monday, December 29th, around 4 p.m.

Joseph is 5’10” tall, with a slim build, dark hair and a dark complexion. He was last seen wearing a green bomber-style jacket with a fur hood and orange lining, and black Nike runners.

Police believe that Mr. Lingappa may have been seen in the North Surrey area on January 1st.
Family and police are concerned for the safety of both men with the onset of the cold, inclement weather.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of either of these men is asked to call 9-1-1 immediately.