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UPDATE: Missing Lethbridge man found deceased in B.C., foul play not suspected

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UPDATE:

A 33 year old Lethbridge man, who was previously reported missing, has been found deceased in B.C. The body of Lewis White was located earlier Monday (July 27) by Creston RCMP.

Lewis was last seen in Lethbridge on July 23 when he left for a B.C. destination. He was reported missing when he did not arrive as scheduled. The matter does not appear to be criminal in nature and the B.C. Coroner’s Office now has carriage of the investigation.

No further information will be released.

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BACKGROUND:

Lethbridge Police and RCMP in B.C.’s East Kootenays are looking for a missing man.

33 year old Lewis White was last seen on Thursday, July 23rd. LPS say attempts to locate him have been unsuccessful and they’re concerned for his well-being.

White is around 5′ 7″ and 170 pounds with brown hair and hazel eyes.

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Meanwhile, RCMP in Creston, BC are also on the look out for White. Mounties say White was travelling to a destination in British Columbia, but never arrived as scheduled and his vehicle, a Wrangler Jeep, was found near Yahk, south of Cranbrook.

RCMP say foul play is not believed to be involved in White’s disappearance, but family and friends said that it is out of character for him to be out of contact for this long.

RCMP has been in contact with Creston Search and Rescue, who have been combing the area around where White’s vehicle was found.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact Lethbridge Police or local RCMP.

(With files from MyEastKootenayNow.com)

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Patrick Siedlecki

Pat has been a mainstay in the CJOC News department from the time the station launched in 2007. He’s been in the position of New Director since then and has been anchoring daily news casts as well as reporting and working behind the scenes.

Community is important to him and keeping CJOC listeners and readers informed about what’s happening across southern Alberta and beyond.

Pat has been in radio broadcasting for the past 24 years, starting in Port Alberni on Vancouver Island in 1997 and then moving up island to Nanaimo for another few years before heading to Lethbridge in 2007.

Pat grew up in the small Saskatchewan farming town of Foam Lake. After high school, he went to Western Academy Broadcasting College (WABC) in Saskatoon prior to moving to the island.

Pat also spent several years broadcasting hockey in the BCHL as well as seven years as the radio voice of the Lethbridge Hurricanes in the WHL.

On a personal note, Pat has been working at Cornerstone Funeral Home in Lethbridge as a Certified Life Celebrant and funeral assistant since 2016.

Pat is engaged to Tarah and he has two kids and two step-children.

News and sports have always been Pat’s passion from the time he was a teenager and he’s always been grateful to have had the opportunity to make that part of what’s been a fun and long radio career!

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