British Columbia

Family asks for help finding 88-year-old missing for days

The family of a missing senior presented a tearful appeal today, asking the public for assistance in finding the 88-year-old.

Jarnail Sanghera went missing May 15 and suffers from dementia

The public is asked to keep an eye out for Jarnail Sanghera, 88, who has been missing since he left his family home on Friday, May 15. (Delta Police)

The family of a missing senior presented a tearful appeal today, asking the public for assistance in finding 88-year-old Jarnail Sanghera of Delta, B.C.

Sanghera has been missing since leaving his family residence near Nordel Way and 116th Street on Friday, May 15.

Video shows him walking eastbound near 118th Street and 88th Avenue in Delta around 11:30 a.m. that same day.

Sanghera has diabetes that requires medication, and also lives with dementia.

Family members, though, described a vibrant patriarch, and a fixture of his community.

"He's very humorous, he's very kind," said grandson Rajpal Fagurh. "Always wants to hug you, just to talk to you and be around you."

Rajpal Fagurh describes his grandfather as a fixture of the North Delta community. (CBC)

Public asked to search for senior

Sanghera is described as five-feet eight-inches tall, with a slim build, grey beard and a Sikh symbol tattooed on the back of his hand.

Jarnail Sanghera has this symbol tattooed on his hand. (Delta Police)

He was dressed in a sky blue turban, dark grey zip-up jacket, plaid shirt and dark grey jogging pants when he went missing.

Delta Police are concerned that the senior has been missing so long, but say foul play is not suspected.

Surrey and North Delta residents are asked to check their properties, including outbuildings, vehicles and alleyways for the senior.

Any tips can be forwarded to Delta Police's non-emergency line, at (604) 946-4411.

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