Where is Kelly McLeod?

That’s the question on many people’s minds after an intensive search last weekend for the missing Campbell River man.

McLeod was first reported missing on Oct. 7.

He  is described as:

  • Caucasian in his 50s
  • Black and grey unkempt hair
  • 5’5” tall with a slight build

Last Saturday, Campbell River Search and Rescue members combed through trail networks in the North Campbellton area.

The search covered the Holly Hills areas, the Woodburn Trailer Park, and farther north towards the old pulp mill and some of the areas to the west of Highway 19. 

“Just a variety of the lesser-used trails that are up in the north Campbellton area that are kind of frequented more by homeless people,” search manager Tim Strange said. 

 Strange said the SAR members said the search wasn’t completely fruitless.

“We didn’t find this fellow, we had hoped to at least find his bike. We found a bike, we’re not sure if it belongs to him or not but the RCMP are checking that out now, and they’re checking out a couple of eyewitness accounts from people who stopped different members of our search teams and gave them some information regarding sightings in the recent past for this fellow.”

Any future involvement from SAR members depends on the RCMP.

“They’ll be checking out the information that we gave them and if they feel there is any further searching required they’ll let us know but at this point, it’s been temporarily suspended,” Strange said.

Forty-four people were involved in the search which went from 7:00am to 5:00pm.

Volunteers drove from as far away as Nanaimo and Parksville to take part in the search.

Should you have information on McLeod or his whereabouts, you are asked to call the RCMP at 250-286-6221.