Six years after Tyler Walton’s disappearance his family is still hoping someone might come forward with information to help solve the case.
“If there is someone out there who knows something please come forward,” Tyler’s father Ken Walton said, adding he is still offering a $25,000 reward for any information.
“Every day goes by and we still don’t know what happened,” Walton said. “Having to live your life like that with no closure isn’t nice. I’m living with cancer and don’t know how long I will be around.”
Walton was last seen on Nov. 10, 2009 and was reported missing by his family on Nov. 18.
He was 24 years old at the time.
“Tyler wasn’t the type of person to just leave town and not tell anyone,” said Corp. Jason Pole of the Williams Lake RCMP general investigation section. “If anyone has information that could help us build a timeline past midnight on Nov. 13 that would be really valuable to us.”
The police don’t believe Tyler took his own life, harmed himself in any way or intentionally left Williams Lake, Pole added.
Walton was involved with the drug trade, which presents a possibility that his disappearance is related in some way to a disputebut police don’t have any direct evidence to say that’s the case, Pole added.
“We’re not seeing anything that screams that,” Pole said. “On the flip side he was known to take hikes at the drop of a hat and the possibility is there that he’s gone hiking and succumbed to an injury or something out there.”
Pole encouraged everybody and anyone who may have information go to the police and let them judge the value of the information.
“People tend to self-value that information and really without the entire picture you don’t know where it fits in,” he added.
The police have also created a new Crimestoppers piece to remind the public about the case which will be aired soon, Pole said, noting anyone with information that might help is asked to contact him at 250-392-6211 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.