British Columbia

Missing Vancouver man's belongings found, but Jordan Naterer's disappearance remains a mystery

RCMP in Princeton, B.C., say the belongings of missing Vancouver man Jordan Naterer have been found, but the man's disappearance remains unsolved.

Naterer's family kept up search for missing son long after official search crews were called down

Jordan Naterer was reported missing in British Columbia after not returning from an overnight hiking trip over Thanksgiving weekend in 2020. (Julia Naterer)

RCMP in Princeton, B.C., say they have located belongings believed to be that of missing software developer Jordan Naterer, who was last seen leaving his Vancouver home for a hike in one of B.C's most popular provincial parks about nine months ago.

In a statement Tuesday, Const. James Grandy with the Princeton detachment wrote that on July 4, a volunteer searcher in a remote, limited-access area of Manning Park found some items believed to be those of Naterer.

On Oct. 10, 2020, Naterer, then 25, left this home to go hiking in the vast park, about 200 kilometres, or a three-hour drive, east of Vancouver.

Three days later, his car was found parked near the Frosty Mountain trailhead, but he remained the subject of a frantic search by his family long after official crews had been called down.

Naterer is originally from St. John's. His family flew across the country from Newfoundland and Labrador to organize additional efforts and plead with police to renew the search.

Even Prime Minister Justin Trudeau weighed in on the search for Naterer. 

The discovery of Naterer's belongings has kick-started the search once again, wrote Grandy, who said RCMP helicopters and Princeton search and rescue crews have been redeployed.

Anyone with information related to Naterer's whereabouts is asked to contact the Princeton RCMP at 250-295-6911.

Jordan Naterer was last seen wearing black pants, white running shoes or black hiking boots and carrying an olive green camping backpack. (Julia Naterer)


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