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Man missing for a month

Volunteers in the Cowichan Valley undertook a large-scale search on Saturday morning for missing resident Ben Kilmer, marking a month since he disappeared.

Kilmer, 41, was last seen on May 16, working at a site for his job as an electrician.

That day, his work van was found running on the side of Cowichan Lake Road with blood inside. Investigators also found blood on a nearby trail.

Police haven't deemed Kilmer's disappearance as suspicious, and are still calling it a missing person case.

Saturday's search didn't turn in the desired result, but Kilmer's wife, Tonya, said she believes "in every fibre in [her] body" that her husband is still alive.

“If anybody knows anything about Ben, if there is foul play involved, I just need you to hear that I forgive you,” she said to CTV. “Please have mercy on our family. Have mercy on our children.”

Two other men vanished on Vancouver Island the same day as Kilmer.

Dan Archibald, 37, and Ryan Daley, 43, were last seen in Ucluelet where they arrived by boat after a voyage from Panama. Police are treating their disappearances as suspicious.

- with files from CTV Vancouver Island



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