2013-09-19 14:00 PDT
Shin Ik Noh, 64, was last seen by his wife at 10:30 am September 18th before he left his residence near the Lansdowne Drive and Guildford Way area for his morning walk. When he did not return a few hours later the family called the police.
Noh has Alzheimer’s disease, is in good physical shape and can walk long distances. He frequents fast food restaurants and parks. He primarily speaks Korean other than when he asks for his children and grandchild whose names are Rebecca, Sam and Natalee in English.
We are doing everything we can to try and locate this man. Coquitlam Search and Rescue have searched the trails and parks in the area, Air 1 has been contacted to conduct an aerial search, we've handed out missing person posters in areas like the bus loops, shopping malls and fast food restaurants, and we checked transit, taxis and hospitals in the area. In addition, we are working with neighbouring police and by-law agencies attempting to locate Mr. Noh, said Corporal Jamie Chung.
As the nights are getting colder, Mr. Noh's family is very distraught and pleading for public's help to find him as soon as possible.
Shin Ik Noh is described as:
When he went out for his morning walk on September 18th, he did not carry any cell phone, cash or credit card with him. At the time, he was wearing:
We really love him, he is a kind man. If you see my dad, please call the police, said Rebecca Ong, daughter of Shin Ik Noh.
Anyone who spots Shin Il Noh is asked to call police immediately and quote Coquitlam RCMP file number 2013-27945. If you have information on Noh's whereabouts, please contact the Coquitlam RCMP Missing Person unit at 604-945-1550
The following map depicts the areas where the Coquitlam Search and Rescue searched (in red) for Shin Ik Noh on September 18th, 2013:
Cpl. Jamie ChungMedia Relations Officer