Denofreo, Zortea both found, report local Mounties

Two men declared missing in February have now been found

North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP confirmed March 6 that two men reported missing in separate cases recent have both been found.

Sixty-year-old Michael Christian Zortea had not been seen since late November 2018, but was not reported missing until Feb. 19. Zortea was said to have ties to Saltspring Island and to the Duncan area. He has been found safe and sound.

Mounties have also located Aaron Alexander Denofreo, 28, who was reported missing on Feb. 17, but hadn’t been seen since early February. Investigation had determined that Denofreo might be found in the Lower Mainland. He has also been found safe and sound.

“Thanks to the media and public for your assistance,” the North Cowichan/Duncan detachment said in a press release.

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