Chilliwack RCMP are asking the public to keep an eye out for a missing 13-year-old boy, who hasn’t been seen since Thursday afternoon.

UPDATE: Chilliwack mother issues plea for info on missing son

Informal search party organized for 13-year-old boy not seen since Thursday

UPDATE: Alec Townsend was found on Oct. 20, and is safe at home.

READ: Missing Chilliwack teen found ‘safe and sound’

The mother of a missing 13-year-old boy is pleading for anyone to come forward with information about his disappearance.

“Alec has been missing since 3:40 yesterday afternoon,” wrote Natalie Phelps-Townsend on social media Thursday. “Please, please, if anyone sees him, call police.”

He was last seen on October 19 by a family member in the 5900-block of Vedder Road.

His mom said they are “worried sick and can’t find him.”

Chilliwack RCMP put out a release Friday requesting assistance from the public in finding Alec Townsend, 13, of Sardis, who was reported missing from Chilliwack Thursday and was still missing the next day.

“Police and family are concerned for Alec’s well being and believe he may be in need of medical attention,” says RCMP Cpl. Mike Rail, spokesperson for the UFVRD.

“I truly appreciate everyone who is searching and helping us look for him,” she said.

Phelps-Townsend said her son, who has a slim build, was wearing a grey hooded sweater with a zipper in the front, blue jeans and grey Skechers. He has dark brown hair and brown eyes. Alec is about five-foot-three.

“As RCMP investigators continue to search for Alec they are asking the public to remain watchful for him,” said Rail.

Phelps-Townsend posted on Facebook that a search party was organized, meeting at the Save-On-Foods parking lot on Promontory Road at 1:30 p.m. on Friday.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Alec Townsend is urged to contact the Chilliwack RCMP 604-792-4611, or, to remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).



Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

Chilliwack soccer star Jordyn Huitema coming home for the holidays

After a crazy-good year with the Canadian national soccer program, the teenager deserves a break.

Chilliwack jury acquits man of choking, violent sexual assaults of girlfriends

Michael Sean Myers found guilty of criminal harassment and uttering threats in BC Supreme Court

Chilliwack school kids draw ‘don’t drink and drive’ messages on liquor store bags

Children from six elementary schools decorate bags as part of promotion created by local Mountie

GW Graham basketball Grizzlies enjoy home court win in Showcase Tournament

The AAA senior boys powerhouse swept aside 4 opponents, beating Elphinstone for the tourney title.

Fish farm transition plan praised for its Indigenous involvement

Plan is to create a fish farm-free migration corridor to protect wild salmon

Story of the Year: Deadly Humboldt Broncos bus crash

The Canadian Press annual survey of newsrooms across the country saw 53 out of 129 editors cast their votes for the Humboldt Broncos bus crash.

Caretaker jailed, must pay back money after stealing $260K from elderly B.C. couple

Antonette Dizon, now 50, had been hired to provide extra care for Henry and Helen Abfalter

Alleged serial bank robber facing charges after Vancouver arrest

Darwin McGrath, 50, was arrested by plain-clothes police officers

Retailers feel the squeeze of their generous return policies

Technology data tracking can clamp down on fraudulent abuse

Canadians to get low-cost data-only mobile phone plans within 90 days: CRTC

Bell, Rogers and Telus will provide plans as cheap as 250MB for $15

5 to start your day

B.C.’s top cop says Surrey needs more Mounties, nublication ban lifted on name of girl killed in Abbotsford school stabbing and more

Police have ‘viable suspects’ in B.C. gangster’s 2017 murder

Crown prosecutor Neil Wiberg was successful in asking a judge to extend the length of time police can hold onto exhibits seized in connection with the homicide.

Man rescued from sinking boat off the coast of Vancouver Island

Mayday call came into Coast Guard saying vessel had taken on water, BC Ferries dispatched to scene

Four per cent of Canadian women report being sexually harassed in the workplace

One per cent of men report being sexually harassed in the workplace

Most Read