Abbotsford Police release new information on two-year-old missing person case

Abbotsford Police are hoping new information will help them solve a two-year-old missing person case.

This 2007 Dodge Ram pickup was driven by Wesley Foulds of Abbotsford on the day he went missing in March 2009

This 2007 Dodge Ram pickup was driven by Wesley Foulds of Abbotsford on the day he went missing in March 2009



Abbotsford Police are hoping new information will help them solve a two-year-old missing person case.

Const. Ian MacDonald said a new witness has indicated that she believed she saw Wesley Craig Foulds, 53, driving his 2007 Dodge Ram pickup truck west along Lougheed Highway with someone in the passenger seat on the day he went missing.

MacDonald said the witness passed a red truck going in the opposite direction, and something about the behaviour or appearance of the driver and passenger caught her eye. But she didn’t come forward until police issued further appeals for help.

“Her comments were that she didn’t feel that what she saw was terribly important … but we (police) can be the judge of what’s important,” MacDonald said.

Foulds left his Abbotsford home – near the McCallum Road exit – for an 11:30 a.m. doctor’s appointment in Burnaby on March 4, 2009.

His common-law wife, Shelby Bernard, reported him missing that night, after Foulds failed to show up for his job as a health-care provider in the Whonnock area, west of Mission.

The following day, Foulds’ red 2007 Dodge Ram pickup truck, bearing licence plate 0833EH, was found by a BC Hydro crew at the Hayward recreation site in Mission.

An extensive search of the area was conducted. Later, DNA samples taken of blood found on the driver’s seat proved to be Foulds’.

MacDonald said police have conducted a “thorough” and “diligent” investigation but have been stymied about what happened to Foulds. He emphasized that any information, no matter how small, could be crucial.

“With this new information, we hope that leads us down an investigative path that will lead to other connections,” he said.

At the time Foulds went missing, the passenger-side tail-light was broken on his truck and was covered in blue plastic. He was last seen wearing black skater-style running shoes, black sweatpants and a grey-and-black sweatshirt.

Anyone with information is asked to call Abbotsford Police at 604-859-5225 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

 

 

 

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