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Mother searching for answers 9 years after son goes missing near Revelstoke

Joshua Jeffs went missing from an area south of Revelstoke on Dec. 19, 2013.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED/RCMP

It's been nine years since Joshua Jeffs went missing near Revelstoke and his mother Charlene Ehlert is still trying to find answers, and closure.

Despite extensive and exhaustive searches by both RCMP and search and rescue members over the past nine years, Joshua Jeffs has not been located and remains missing, according to a RCMP media release issued today, Dec. 19.

“How do I summarize nine years of now knowing anything?" Ehlert said in the release.

"Nine years is too long for any parent to go not knowing where or what happened to their child, as it's impossible to properly grieve with no closure. I am begging for any information about my son Joshua Jeffs. Every missing person matters.”

Joshua Jeffs went missing from an area south of Revelstoke on Dec. 19, 2013.
Joshua Jeffs went missing from an area south of Revelstoke on Dec. 19, 2013.
Image Credit: SUBMITTED/RCMP

On Dec. 19, 2013, a vehicle involved in an earlier police investigation was located unoccupied at the entrance to popular outdoor recreation area known as 12 Mile, south of Revelstoke, near the Akolkolex Forest Service Road.

When police investigated further they were unable to locate Jeffs.

“Officers located a female passenger near the vehicle who was confirmed to have been in the crash but Joshua Jeffs was never found,” Sgt. Dodds said in the release.

“It's believed that Jeffs left the scene prior to police arrival and an intensive search was immediately launched by ground and by air. Unfortunately, Jeffs was not located.” 

Anyone with information on the disappearance of Joshua Jeffs is requested to contact the Revelstoke RCMP at 250-837-5255 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).


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