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Another appeal for assistance in case of man last seen in Langley

Vaclav (Walter) Simek - Contributed photo
Vaclav (Walter) Simek
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Surrey RCMP’s Missing Persons Unit is re-appealing for public assistance on a man who vanished more than a year ago.

Vaclav (Walter) Simek was reported missing on April 10, 2013. He was last seen on March 7, 2013 when it’s believed that he was dropped off in the area of 200 Street and 40 Avenue in Langley.

The police investigation has revealed that Simek rented a car between Feb. 23 and March 7, 2013 and used it to move belongings from his residence to an unknown location. The rental car was returned on March 7.

Since then there has been no banking activity or cellphone use, said Surrey RCMP. There is no evidence of foul play, nor is there any evidence to suggest he has left the country.

Simek is described as a 53-year-old Caucasian male, 6’3”, 210 lbs., with brown hair and blue eyes.

Simek’s brown and white springer spaniel named Tucker is also missing. Simek is not known to police. He has a wide network of friends. He is also an avid outdoorsman and a restoration mason by trade.

“Numerous interviews have been done with friends, families, and associates, along with checks with government and financial institutions across the entire country and abroad, all to no avail,” said Surrey RCMP Sgt. Dale Carr.

His family and friends are hoping for answers as to his whereabouts.

Anyone with information about this case, no matter how seemingly insignificant is asked to call the Surrey RCMP Missing Person Unit at 604-599-0502, quoting file number 2013-43817. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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