After three days of looking for missing cowboy Ben Tyner, RCMP have yet again suspended their search.
“At this point there is nothing new to report, unfortunately Tyner has not been located,” said Sgt. Janelle Shoihet. “Investigators will now work to determine next steps.”
Tyner was reported missing Jan. 28, two days after he was last seen. His riderless horse was found on a logging road off Highway 97 near Winnie Flats in Merritt.
The search for Tyner, who was originally from Wyoming and had been working as a manager at Nicola Ranch before he disappeared, used RCMP air units, police dogs, tactical teams and the dive team.
This wasn’t the first time the search for the missing cowboy was suspended. At the start of February police stopped the search due to extreme cold and snow.
His family, from Wyoming, had been in Merritt at the time to assist with the search but returned home without answers.
RCMP declared Tyner’s disappearance suspicious in March; although police did not disclose why they thought it might be criminal in nature.