UPDATED: RCMP searching for missing Sooke man who was last seen on Wednesday

UPDATED March 12, 2017, at 10:30pm: Sad news to report. The body of missing 39-year-old Michael Gregory Widner has been located.

His wife posted the following message on Facebook, “It is with a broken heart and overwhelming sadness I share that the police have informed me that my husband’s body has been found. I am with our children holding them tight and keeping them safe and removed from all the attention. His children know that he is in heaven with his brother Steve and at peace.



Sooke RCMP are asking for the public’s help in finding a missing man whose car was found abandoned at Poirier Lake in Otter Point.

Michael Gregory Widner, 39, was reported missing on March 9th and was last seen on March 8th around 8:30pm in Sooke.

Widner, who lives on Tugwell Road, is described as a white male with short dark hair. He is 6 feet tall, 225 pounds.

His 2003 black Volkswagen Golf was found at Poirier Lake in William Simmons Park.

Anyone with information is asked to call Sooke RCMP at 250-642-5241 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.



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