Police continue search for missing Fort St. John man

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Photo: Police continue to request the public’s assistance in locating Dwight Middleton, who went missing on January 7th – file photo.


By Christine Rumleskie

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Police say they have not yet located a Fort St. John man who went missing three months ago.

Dwight Middleton was last seen leaving his workplace at Hotline Steaming, on January 7th.

Police found Middleton’s vehicle at a remote well site off the Heritage Highway on February 20th. At that time, Constable Jackelynn Passarell said the RCMP were looking at a recovery search and do not believe Dwight Middleton is still alive.

On Tuesday, Cst. Passarell reinforced that belief.

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Local search and rescue attempts have turned up unsuccessful. The most recent search happened on April 10th, and had 25 North Peace, Dawson Creek and Tumbler Ridge SAR members searching where Middleton’s truck was found.

A police dog handler accompanied the search, which was done on foot, and on ATV’s.

Cst. Passarell says once again, Middleton was not found.

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So, Passarell says the investigation continues, but there have been no advancements in the case.

Dwight Middleton is 47 years old, 6’1" in height, with a slim build. He has dark, collar-length salt and pepper hair, a moustache and wears glasses.

Anyone who has information on the whereabouts of Middleton is asked to contact the Fort St. John RCMP detachment at 250-787-8140.



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