DELTA police said on Tuesday that a backpack belonging to missing person Anmol Jagat was located on Sunday, November 7 and turned over to police that evening. Jagat was last seen on October 24.
“We want to say thank you to the alert youth who spotted the backpack in a wooded area in North Delta, and contacted police the same day. The youth was aware that police are searching for Anmol Jagat and thought the backpack likely belonged to Anmol,” said Cris Leykauf, spokesperson for Delta Police.
Police accompanied the youth to the location where the backpack was found and conducted a preliminary search of the area the night of November 7, but were hampered by darkness. Police returned the next day, and are still continuing the search with a police dog.
South Fraser Search and Rescue has been contacted and will be deploying again this week to assist in the search. At this time police are not disclosing the location of where the backpack was located, as search conditions in the area are very challenging.
“While this search goes on, we continue to seek any further tips from the public about the whereabouts of Anmol Jagat,” said Leykauf. “We have seen incidents where people have gone missing for days or weeks, before being located.”
However as weather is shifting, she said that time is of the essence to locate Anmol.
He is described as:
* 21 years old
* 6’1” tall with a medium build
* with long black hair and wears glasses
* last seen wearing black pants, black shoes, a white jacket and a green shirt, with a black toque.
Anyone who believes they may have seen Anmol Jagat is asked to call 604-946-4411. Police do not believe foul play is a factor in his disappearance.