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Police seek help finding missing newcomer to Nanaimo

Man, 49, was staying at Nanaimo-area motel, but family can't find him
A 49-year-old-man, relatively new to Nanaimo is missing, says RCMP.

A newcomer to Nanaimo, whose possessions were found at the place he was residing, is missing.

In a press release, Nanaimo RCMP say a missing person's investigation has been initiated as Bennett Kruse, 49, has not been seen since May 24. According to his family, he had been staying at an area motel, but when they went to check on him, found he wasn't there, although most of his belongings were still inside the room.

Kruse is relatively new to town, the press release said, and is not known to frequent emergency shelters. RCMP says its investigation will concentrate on the downtown core and Harewood.

Kruse is described as Caucasian, standing 5-foot-10, weighing 150 pounds, with blonde hair and blue eyes.

Anyone with information is asked to call Nanaimo RCMP's non-emergency line at 250-754-2345, citing file No. 2024-17423.


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