Search for Suleiman Khawar ends tragically

Suleiman Khawar

VANCOUVER Police announced on Tuesday that the remains of Suleiman Khawar were recovered from False Creek on Monday, bringing a tragic end to an 11-day search that began when the Vancouver man went missing late last month.

Khawar was last seen May 25 while at Mansion Night Club near West Georgia and Thurlow. At around midnight, he told his family he was on his way home, but he did not show up.

His family told the media that cell phone records show he was heading southbound on Granville to cross the Granville Bridge.

Suleiman’s body was discovered by a boater near Granville Island just after 8:30 a.m. on Monday. The BC Coroners Service is now investigating.

The Vancouver Police extended condolences to Suleiman’s loved ones, and thanked all of the community members who came together to search for Suleiman after he went missing on May 25.

The Vancouver Police investigation into his disappearance remains open. Anyone who saw or interacted with Suleiman just before midnight on May 25, or in the early hours of May 26, is asked to called VPD’s Missing Person Unit at 604-717-2530 or email