The B.C. RCMP Southeast District’s Major Crime Unit has been called to assist in the investigation of missing Merritt cowboy Ben Tyner. The unit was called to ensure there are no missing links. No new evidence has been found to suggest foul play.
After seven days the search for Tyner was suspended on Sunday February the 3rd. The search was suspended due to extensive coverage around the area his horse was found on January 28th, along with the extreme cold and poor weather conditions.
In total more than 19 teams from across B.C including, dog teams, air support drones, horseback riders and volunteers assisted in the hunt for Tyner.
The RCMP will continue to investigate and said the search can be resumed if any new information is discovered.
Tyner was last seen on Saturday the 26th at the Nicola Ranch, where he has been the manager since November.
Anybody that has information or saw Tyner at anytime over the weekend of January 27th is asked to contact Merritt RCMP or crime stoppers.
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