No clues a year after man vanished in Langley

Police are renewing their calls for public help in finding a man who was last seen more than a year ago in Langley.

Vaclav (Walter) Simek of Surrey was reported missing on April 10. He had not been seen since March 7, when it is believed he was dropped off near 200th Street and 40th Avenue in the Brookswood neighbourhood.

Surrey RCMP said there is no evidence to suggest Simek’s disappearance is the result of foul play.

Between Feb. 23 and March 7 last year, the missing man rented a car and used it to move belongings out of his residence, to an unknown location.

He returned the rental car on March 7.

After that, there was no activity on any of Simek’s bank accounts or cell phones. There is no evidence suggesting he has left the country.

Numerous interviews with his friends, family, and associates have failed to turn up any leads, and checks with government agencies and even inquiries outside of the country have found nothing.

Police are hoping to find any information that can bring some answers to Simek’s family.

A restoration mason by trade and an avid outdoorsman, Simek was not known to police, and did not have a wide network of friends, say Surrey Mounties.

Simek is a 53-year-old Caucasian and stands 6’3” and weighed 210 pounds. He has brown hair and blue eyes.

He may still be with his dog, a springer spaniel named Tucker.

Anyone with information about this case, no matter how seemingly insignificant, is asked to call the Surrey RCMP Missing Person Unit at 604-599-0502, quoting file number 2013-43817. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).

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