30-year-old Ben Ricard

UPDATE: The search for a 32-year-old man who has been missing since Tuesday has ended in tragedy.

Earlier this week, Nanaimo RCMP reported they were looking for a missing 30-year old man (a discrepancy now confirmed by police) named Ben Ricard.

Foul play is not suspected. Read more details here.

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Nanaimo RCMP are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing 30-year-old man.

In a media release, police said friends and family are extremely concerned for his safety and well-being of Ben Ricard.

According to them, Ricard failed to return to his north end Nanaimo residence after finishing his work day on Tuesday, January 18th.

Based on this and some other issues, they’re very concerned for him.

Ricard is described as a Caucasian man, standing 5′ 9″ tall and weighs about 144 pounds.

No clothing description was released but it is believed he is carrying a green checkered backpack.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call the Nanaimo RCMP at 250-754-2345.

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