This article was last updated on April 16, 2022
Friends of 55 yr old Darcy Turner, reported the man missing on June 20th, after he failed to return on the anticipated day and date. The experienced outdoorsman, left on what he described as a vision quest into the Stein Valley Park on June 4, 2011.
Mr Turner started his excursion in the area of Six Mile, planning to hike three days in, set up camp for several days, and hike out. His intention was to be picked up by his transportation on June 19, 2011; however, he did not return. Since being reported missing, the RCMP, along with Lytton volunteer Search and Rescue Team and Lytton First Nation band members have participated in the search so far. An RCMP Air Services helicopter has also been utilized.
"Darcy Turner is known to friends as a private person who sometimes goes on sudden journeys, it is possible that he is no longer in the Park and may concluded his trip in that area. With that in mind, we ask that if anyone has had contact with Mr Turner since June 20th, that they contact their local police services or the Lytton RCMP" stated Cst Dan Schenkeveld.
Darcy Turner is described as a male of Metis descent who is physically fit and in good health.
Approximately five foot eleven inches tall, two hundred pounds, with shoulder length grey hair which is thinning at the crown. He is expected to be unshaven. He may be wearing a blue and black jacket, an orange t-shirt, and khaki pants, he frequently wears a green or turquoise hat, and may be in possession of a blue backpack with a sleeping bag attached and a small blue tarp.
As of Friday June 24, searchers have located shoe imprints that may match those worn by Mr Turner. The Lytton RCMP and SAR are continuing the search efforts.
Police are requesting Darcy Turner or anyone with knowledge of his whereabouts contact the Lytton RCMP.