Police ask for public help finding missing man

Chilliwack RCMP are asking the public to be on the lookout for John Gerald Cooper, last seen at his Chilliwack home on Monday.

John Cooper

John Cooper

Chilliwack RCMP are asking the public to be on the lookout for John Gerald Cooper, last seen at his Chilliwack home on Monday.

Police said Cooper, 54, bought a one-way Greyhound bus ticket to Vancouver, and it’s believed he left on the 12:35 p.m. bus.

“We are concerned for John, as is his family, since he has never done this in the past,” RCMP Const. Tracy Wolbeck said in a news release.

“He has not been in contact with his family since leaving home (Wednesday) and we would like people to look out for him,” she said.

Cooper is described as a tall white man with long grey hair normally worn in a ponytail. He was wearing blue jeans, a burgundy sweater and black New Balance Shoes when last seen.

Cooper also has several tattoos, a dagger on his left arm, a Celtic heart on his left wrist with the initials JM, and Yin Yang symbol on his left pelvic region.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call the Chilliwack RCMP at 604-792-4611 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.