Daniel Sutherland has been missing from the Lake Cowichan area since last Thursday. (Tracey Beck/Facebook)

Update: Sadly, Daniel Sutherland has been located deceased. His daughter posted an update stating her father has moved onto a better place and thanked everyone for their “care, concern and efforts.”

RCMP have confirmed Sutherland’s death is not connected to another deceased person found 11-kilometres from missing 82-year-old Gladys Barman’s vehicle.

Original: The Lake Cowichan RCMP are requesting the public’s help in locating a missing 71-year-old man.

Daniel Alfred Sutherland was last seen at the Tim Hortons in Lake Cowichan last Thursday morning.

He did not return home that day and friends and family are concerned for his well-being.

They say it is out of character for Sutherland to not come home or stay with a close friend.

Sutherland’s daughter posted a photo of him on Facebook to aid in the search.