Grand Forks man still missing
Aug 17, 2013 / 10:36 am
Three years later, the disappearance of a Kelowna man from Grand Forks is no closer to being solved.
Three years after Owen Kiernan Rooney disappeared, his family and the RCMP continue their efforts in the search and are once again requesting the public's assistance. His family has devoted their time, energy and life savings in trying to locate Owen or determine where he may have headed.
Rooney is an Australian national who had been residing in Kelowna up until the approximate time of his disappearance. He was last seen at the Grand Forks Hospital on that day of August 14, 2010 when he mysteriously vanished.
Prior to his disappearance, Rooney attended the Shambhala Music Festival near Salmo, BC. The event was just held over the weekend of August 3rd to 8th, 2010. Owen’s family, along with the RCMP, are asking once again for the public’s help, particularly those who attended the event, in garnering new tips and leads to locating the missing man or where he may have gone.
Rooney is 5'9" (175 cm) in height and is 161 lbs or 73 kg. He has blue eyes, short brown hair and has two tattoos, one is on his left shoulder blade about three inches across and depicts a circle with a Celtic star around it. The other tattoo is on his right calf, a logo of a triangle with a kangaroo inside and the words 'Australian Made' underneath. This calf tattoo is about the size of the bottom of a coffee mug.
Anyone with information regarding Rooney’s whereabouts or any details on his disappearance, however insignificant the information may be, are asked to contact the Grand Forks RCMP at 250-442-8288, their local police service, Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
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