'Someone may be familiar with his gait': Police seek mystery man in Kristina Ward video

Ward was last seen in surveillance video on Sept. 27, 2017 accompanied by an unidentified male in Surrey.

Ward was last seen in surveillance video on Sept. 27, 2017 accompanied by an unidentified male in Surrey

Kristina Ward's family has put up a large sign at the location she was last seen asking for help finding her. (Langley RCMP)

One year after Kristina Ward's disappearance, the family of the Abbotsford, B.C., woman has erected a large sign near the intersection where she was last seen, appealing for help in finding her.

Kristina Ward was last seen at 144 Street and 104 Avenue in Surrey, B.C., one year ago. (Langley RCMP)

The 21-year-old was last spotted crossing 144 Street at 104 Avenue in Surrey, B.C., on the evening of Sept. 27, 2017, the same day her cellphone was last used and her bank accounts last accessed.

Surveillance video from that night shows her walking with a male who is pushing a bike. 

Ward, who was reported missing on September 29th, 2017, can be seen walking with a male pushing a bicycle 0:41

Police say they are eager to speak with the male, who has yet to be identified. Although the video isn't shot from close range, police are hoping someone may be familiar with his gait or mannerisms.

Ward is 21 years old, Indigenous, five foot five inches tall, 130 pounds, with long, dark brown, curly hair and brown eyes. 

Investigators say they have received a number of tips but so far nothing has panned out. 

"All information is very important to the police in finding the whereabouts of our child," said Ward's mother Lee Anne Ward.

"Even the smallest information one may consider not of any importance may very well be the vital tip, allowing the police in solving and bringing Kristina home to us."

Anyone with information is asked to call Langley RCMP at 604-532-3200, or anonymously at Crime Stoppers, 1-800-222-8477.

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