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Kenneth Berghall still missing from Abbotsford, as family issue public plea

06/11/2015 06:01 EDT | Updated 06/11/2016 05:59 EDT
Family members of a missing Abbotsford, B.C. man, Kenneth Berghall, issued a tearful plea on Thursday morning, asking for information related to his unusual disappearance. 

"I know that everyone out there sees a 51-year-old man," said his sister Rita Heslop, holding up a picture of Berghall. "I see my little baby brother and I just want him to be found."

Police are still searching for Berghall, who was last seen going into a liquor store in Abbotsford at about 4 p.m. PT on May 20. He was wearing blue jeans, a dark shirt and sunglasses.

Berghall is five feet nine inches tall, weighs 188 pounds and has brown hair and blue eyes. According to his family, Berghall was an "avid outdoorsman" who loved animals. 

Berghall's brother-in-law Bruce Heslop issued an appeal to the 4x4 and ATV communities to keep an eye out for him or a black 2000 Ford Explorer he may have been driving.

"Ken is very much an outdoor person," said Bruce Heslop. "He's a mud racer, he loves the bush, he's been out lots and lots before."

He had scheduled a visit with his daughter Christina, from Kamloops, on May 22, but he wasn't there when she showed up at his place and he was reported missing on May 27.

"We've made several attempts via a ton of different avenues to contact Ken and to locate Ken, and none of those have been successful to date," said Const. Paul Walker with Abbotsford Police.

Walker said officers have received several tips, but so far none have led to any concrete leads. 

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Abbotsford Police Department at 604-859-5225.

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