The Abbotsford Police Department (APD) is asking for the public’s help in trying to solve what they describe as a “puzzling aspect” in the investigation of missing person Earl Olson.
Olson, 47, was last seen in Abbotsford on March 22, and his truck was discovered on Sumas Mountain on April 5.
Const. Ian MacDonald said the truck was parked slightly off-road and pointed in the direction of returning from the mountain.
He said the vehicle was secure, but upon closer examination it was apparent that the battery had been removed.
MacDonald said it’s not known whether Olson or someone else removed the battery.
Police are asking anyone to come forward who might have seen someone working on the 1995 green Dodge pickup or carrying a battery in the area of Sumas Mountain Park.
The APD has released photos of the pickup truck, as well as of Olson on March 22 from images obtained from security video at local businesses.
MacDonald said investigators have received some tips from the public but none have resulted in locating Olson.
“His whereabouts are of great concern to his family and friends,” he said.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the APD at 604-859-5225 or text abbypd (222973).