British Columbia

Senior missing for 9 days found dead in Delta

Delta police say they have found the body of 88-year-old Jarnail Sanghera who was reported missing on May 15.

88-year-old Jarnail Sanghera was last seen May 15; his body was found Sunday in a wooded area

Jarnail Sanghera was reported missing on May 15. His body was found nine days later in a wooded area off Swenson and Nordel Way. (Delta Police)

Police in Delta say the search for a missing senior has ended in tragedy.

On May 15, 88-year-old Jarnail Sanghera of North Delta was reported missing. He was last seen leaving his family residence near Nordel Way and 116th Avenue in North Delta.

Police said Sanghera had dementia and diabetes, which was treated through medication.

Investigators were able to find video footage of Sanghera walking and received several tips from people about him.

On May 19, police and members of Sanghera's family held a news conference to review the extensive efforts made to find the missing man and to ask for more help in finding him.

The family of Jarnail Sanghera made several appeals to the public for help in locating the missing man. (Delta Police)

On Sunday, Delta Police said in a tweet that officers were called to a wooded area off Swenson and Nordel Way where they found the body of Sanghera.

Officers remain at the scene and say that Sanghera's family has been notified of his death.

Police said Monday foul play was not suspected in Sanghera's death.

In a statement, police outlined the efforts and resources used to try to find him, including search and rescue personnel, dog teams and aerial support.

Police are hoping members of the public with security cameras will consider signing up for their Community Watch Program.

The department has also asked people with loved ones who live with dementia and tend to wander to consider signing up for Project Lifesaver.