Search for Irshaad Ikbal ends tragically

Irshaad Ikbal

VANCOUVER Police announced on Friday that the search for Irshaad Ikbal who went missing nearly three weeks ago has ended with the discovery of his remains in False Creek on Thursday evening.

Ikbal was found deceased in the water near the Plaza of Nations just before 6 p.m. on Thursday. A passerby called 9-1-1 and Vancouver Police officers brought him to shore.

The BC Coroners Service is now investigating. The cause of Ikbal’s death has not been determined.

The Vancouver Police Department extended its sympathies to the family, friends, and community members who helped search for Ikbal after he went missing on April 29. The VPD’s investigation into Irshaad’s disappearance remains open.



Family members and friends of missing man, Irshaad Ikbal, conduct search downtown Vancouver


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