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Dec. 04, 2018

File: 18-18549

Missing TFN man confirmed deceased

On August 18th, 2018 Waylon Joe, 36-years-old, of the Tsawwassen First Nation was reported missing to the Delta Police by his family. Waylon was last seen on August 13th, 2018 on TFN Lands.

“An extensive search was conducted after Waylon was reported missing, spanning several weeks” says Superintendent Kelly Young, head of Delta Police Investigations Bureau. “Police were joined by the TFN community, Surrey Search & Rescue, RCMP Air Services and Dive Team, but unfortunately we were not able to locate him. However our officers continued to work hard, pursuing a number of investigative strategies in an effort to find him.”

On Wednesday November 28th, 2018, the remains of a male were located on the shore of the TFN by a dog walker. On Monday December 3rd, those remains were confirmed to be Waylon Joe.

The Delta Police is working with the BC Coroners Service to investigate the circumstances surrounding Waylon’s death. Foul play is not suspected, and this matter is being treated as a Coroner’s case. Cause of death at this time remains undetermined.

“This was difficult news to bring to Waylon’s loved ones,” acknowledges Supt. Young. “We had all hoped for a different outcome. However, I hope the news can bring them, and this tight knit community, some sense of closure.”