5 years later, Surrey husband and father remains missing

Published: July 15, 2014

Surrey husband and father Yashpal Mehay has been missing for five years. Submitted photo.

LARISSA CAHUTE
VANCOUVER DESI

Tuesday marked five years since Surrey husband and father Yashpal Mehay disappeared during a routine trip to Clinton, B.C.

The 45-year-old family man was reported missing July 15, 2009, the day after he left his Surrey home to head to a Petro Canada gas station he operated with his brother-in-law in the South Cariboo of B.C.

His missing person file still remains open with Surrey RCMP, so to mark the fifth anniversary of his disappearance police are renewing the plea for information regarding the case.

“Nothing makes us believe that he wanted to leave or start a new life,” said Cpl. Bert Paquet with Surrey RCMP. “He was not depressed, he was happily married, a religious man, a good father — it’s just out of the ordinary.”

His trip to Clinton was one he made every other week and according to police, Mehay had no health or addiction issues, no marital problems or criminal affiliations and there was no evidence to suggest he met with foul play.

“That’s why, just based on those circumstances, the focus of our efforts has been on the roads,” said Paquet.

In the days, weeks and months following Mehay’s disappearance, RCMP launched an “extensive search” by land and air, covering the route he’s believed to have travelled from Chilliwack to Clinton via Highway 1 to Cache Creek, north on Highway 97 to Clinton. Alternate routes of Highway 12 between Lytton and Lillooet and Highway 99 between Lillooet and the junction with Highway 97 were also searched, to no avail.

“We’ve exhausted the majority of all possibilities,” said Paquet.

RCMP are asking the public to come forward if they remember seeing anything at all — even if it “might seem insignificant,” like tire tracks veering off the road, said Paquet.

“(It might) be the one tip that we’re looking for to help us break this case,” he said. “We are hoping that someone might have seen or heard something … and might provide us with a tip that might assist us not only in solving this case but also bringing closure to the family.”

According to Paquet, Mehay’s family — his wife Meetu and two sons Barjesh and Bobby — have been “living with a lot of unanswered questions.”

“We’re just hoping for that one tip that will help us answer a lot of questions for the family,” he said. “Some kind of an explanation to what took place.”

Mehay’s brother-in-law, Bhagwant Sandi, who acted as family spokesperson in the past, declined comment Tuesday as he “didn’t want to put his sister and family through that again.”

Mehay was last seen at a Staples Office Supply in Chilliwack around 3 p.m. July 14 and according to video surveillance he was alone and did not appear to be in distress. He’s described as a 45-year-old South Asian man, about 5’7 and weighing 185 lbs. He has short black hair, brown eyes and a black moustache. He was last seen wearing a striped green and white long-sleeved American Eagle shirt with khaki pants and was driving his grey 2004 Mazda MPV with licence plate 494 KVK.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Surrey RCMP at 604-599-0502, referencing file number 2009-86044, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS or www.solvecrime.ca.

lcahute@theprovince.com
twitter.com/larissacahute

 

 


Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,





Featured

babe SEXY BOLLYWOOD desi

B.C.’s Miss India Canada pageant contestant sues ex-boyfriend to pay for tuition for failed class after breakup

KAMLOOPS THIS WEEK KAMLOOPS — A 22-year-old B.C. woman is suing her ex-boyfriend to pay tuition for a class she says she failed due to distress…
Continue Reading »

Longtime Surrey politician and former mayor Bob Bose is pictured here near his south Surrey home on Monday, November 21, 2011. Jenelle Schneider/PNG

Former Surrey mayor Bob Bose backs Barinder Rasode, says no Surrey Matters slate coming

AMY REID SURREY NOW SURREY — Though Coun. Barinder Rasode has yet to officially announce her intentions to run for the city’s top job, she’s…
Continue Reading »

A Pakistani-Canadian blogger has released Pakistan's first-ever anti-homophobia children's book. Submitted photo/Nicemangos.blogspot.ca.

Toronto-based blogger releases Pakistan’s first anti-homophobia children’s book

VANCOUVER DESI A Toronto-based Pakistani blogger has written and released Pakistan’s first-ever anti-homophobia children’s book. Blogger Eiynah, known for her site Nice Mangos where she…
Continue Reading »

LOCAL NEWS

babe SEXY BOLLYWOOD desi

B.C.’s Miss India Canada pageant contestant sues ex-boyfriend to pay for tuition for failed class after breakup

KAMLOOPS THIS WEEK KAMLOOPS — A 22-year-old B.C. woman is suing her ex-boyfriend to pay tuition for a class she says she failed due to distress…
Continue Reading »

Longtime Surrey politician and former mayor Bob Bose is pictured here near his south Surrey home on Monday, November 21, 2011. Jenelle Schneider/PNG

Former Surrey mayor Bob Bose backs Barinder Rasode, says no Surrey Matters slate coming

AMY REID SURREY NOW SURREY — Though Coun. Barinder Rasode has yet to officially announce her intentions to run for the city’s top job, she’s…
Continue Reading »

A Pakistani-Canadian blogger has released Pakistan's first-ever anti-homophobia children's book. Submitted photo/Nicemangos.blogspot.ca.

Toronto-based blogger releases Pakistan’s first anti-homophobia children’s book

VANCOUVER DESI A Toronto-based Pakistani blogger has written and released Pakistan’s first-ever anti-homophobia children’s book. Blogger Eiynah, known for her site Nice Mangos where she…
Continue Reading »

Don't Miss...

jail sex

B.C. Supreme Court to decide if Kamloops Mountie watching women have sex in jail is a crime

THE CANADIAN PRESS KAMLOOPS, B.C. — A judge wants to hear arguments from lawyers about the legality of the charge against an RCMP corporal accused…
Continue Reading »

Rice Bucket India poverty

India’s Rice Bucket Challenge gives a ‘meaningful twist’ to ALS ice bucket challenge

VANCOUVER DESI India has created its own “desi” version of the ALS ice bucket challenge that has swept the globe. While the original icy cold…
Continue Reading »

India

Man proudly wears world’s largest turban weighing in at 100 pounds and 645 metres long unwrapped

VANCOUVER DESI A 60-year-old devout Sikh in northern India appears to be the proud owner of the world’s largest turban – weighing in at 100…
Continue Reading »

Elephant headed god

Gallery: India prepares to welcome elephant-headed Lord Ganesha

VANCOUVER DESI Preparations for Ganesh Chaturthi, a festival marking the birth of the elephant-headed god, have taken off in India as Hindus prepare to welcome…
Continue Reading »

Witches Burned Victim Alive In Front Of Family

Witches burn Indian dad alive in a bizarre ritual in front of his wife and 10-year-old son

CEN AGENCY Witches who burned a man alive after chopping off his arms in a bizarre ritual have been seized by police in central India….
Continue Reading »


Bollywood Latest

Newly-elected Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Member of Parliament and Indian Bollywood actor Paresh Rawal arrives in Parliament in New Delhi on May 20, 2014. India's Narendra Modi is expected to formally declare his intention to form the next government May 20, days after his Hindu nationalist party won the first parliamentary majority in three decades. PRAKASH SINGH/AFP/Getty Images

No one else can play the role: Paresh Rawal on Modi biopic

IANS Mumbai  – Versatile actor Paresh Rawal, who will soon start shooting for a biopic on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, says he is the right…
Continue Reading »

hot photos desi actress bollywood sex

Gallery: Deepika Padukone photo shoot

VANCOUVER DESI Bollywood beauty Deepika Padukone, who is creating a lot of buzz with her upcoming film Finding Fanny, poses for the camera. Related Stories:…
Continue Reading »

Bollywood desi boobs sex

Bollywood’s bold babe Sherlyn Chopra strips for Playboy

VANCOUVER DESI Bollywood actress Sherlyn Chopra marks the first-ever Indian model to pose for Playboy magazine, according to eonline.com. While the 30-year-old announced she’d be…
Continue Reading »