A man who was hitchhiking from Grand Forks to Nelson to meet up with an “old snowboarding buddy” has gone missing, Kootenay Boundary RCMP are reporting.
Randy James Neilson was last seen in Grand Forks on Oct. 1 in a back alley near Market Avenue.
There was another possible sighting of Neilson on Oct. 8 which placed him on Highway 3 just east of Grand Forks, wearing a trench coat and a golf style cap while hitch hiking.
A Grand Forks RCMP investigation reveals Neilson’s presence in Grand Forks Oct. 1 was merely transient in nature as he was hitch hiking en route to Nelson. Neilson frequently utilized hitch hiking as his mode of transportation.
Police investigation has revealed a former address for Neilson in the Nelson area, as well as having friends and family in the Nakusp area.
Neilson is described as being six-foot, two inches tall and weighing 185 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a trench coat and a golf style cap.
If you have any information, please contact Trail RCMP at 250-364-2566.