Update: February 18, 2015 

Police are continuing their search for a missing Vancouver man who police believe may have gone hiking on the North Shore.

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. Police believe he may be wearing a black baseball cap, all black clothing and a black Salomon brand backpack with white stripes on the straps.

Police believe that Leon may have taken a bus from the West End of Vancouver around 8:30 a.m. on December 31st to the North Shore Mountains, specifically the areas of Lynn Valley and Hanes Valley.

Investigators continue to work with a number of local agencies to search for Mr. Jin, including the North Shore Search and Rescue.

Anyone who knows the whereabouts of Leon Jin is asked to call 9-1-1.