RCMP, Public Unite in Search for Missing 78-year-old Nova Scotia Man


The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) is reaching out to the public in a bid to locate a 78-year-old man, Derek Kruger, who has been inexplicably absent since the end of September. Kruger was last sighted at a gas station in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, on the 29th of September.

By the following Sunday in an announcement updating the public, investigating officials reported that they’d commenced a search operation in the Greenfield area, which is part of Colchester County. This effort had led the force to find Kruger’s red Mazda Miata abandoned on a surrounding logging trail.

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As per officials, the operational search was extensive and involved significant manpower and resources. They pointed out, “It took us more than 2,000 voluntary hours and we spanned over 100km of dense forestry, diverse trails and a multitude of roadways,”disclosed RCMP public information officer Sgt. Andrew Joyce.

However, Saturday evening saw the suspension of the ongoing search in the region. Authorities, nonetheless, have maintained that the search will resume posthaste should there be the emergence of any influential leads or crucial information.

Kruger is of five-foot-four stature, has brown hair, wears glasses and is in possession of a hearing aid, as described by the police. At this juncture of the investigation, law enforcement officials affirm that there seems to be no evidence suggesting any foul play at the moment.

The RCMP earnestly request that anyone privy to any information regarding Kruger’s whereabouts immediately reach out to the Inverness County District RCMP at 902-625-2220, or preferably, contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.