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Warrant out for missing man

UPDATE DEC 24, 2013 1:30 P.M.

Kelowna RCMP are reporting that missing adult patient Kurtis Alderliesten has been located in Nanaimo B.C. and that the RCMP are no longer looking to apprehend him under the Mental Health Act


Police are looking for an unstable 30-year-old Kelowna man who suffers from schizoaffective disorder and paranoia.

He was supposed to return to Kelowna General Hospital Saturday evening and has still not returned.

A Form 21 Director's Warrant was issued by a medical physician on Saturday night because of concern regarding the safety of the man and others.

According to RCMP, Kurtis Alderliesten’s actions may be unpredictable and he could be a danger to himself or others.

He also apparently had a desire to travel to Duncan, BC and may be attempting to make his way there.

Alderliesten has not been charged with a criminal offence however a warrant is issued to allow police to return the person into medical care.

Alderliesten is described as:

  • Caucasian male
  • 6'5" tall and 198 lbs
  • Sandy blonde hair and brown eyes
  • Last seen wearing a black leather jacket with white stripes on the shoulder and a "Sons of Anarchy" hooded sweater.

If seen, do not approach him, rather call 911 immediately.

Anyone with any information regarding the whereabouts of Kurtis ALDERLIESTEN is asked to call their local police.

Remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, leaving a tip online at www.crimestoppers.net or by texting your tip to CRIMES (274637) ktown.

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