Date: Thursday, March 24th, 2022
Victoria, BC – Investigators continue their work as we mark the 31st anniversary of Michael Dunahee’s disappearance.
On March 24th, 1991, at approximately 12:30 p.m., four-year-old Michael Dunahee disappeared from the area of the Blanshard School playground, just a short distance away from his family. Many families and spectators were in the area at the time for a touch football game. An extensive search was launched for Michael, which involved hundreds of volunteers and police from multiple agencies.
Last year, investigators released an age-enhanced sketch of Michael, created by BC RCMP forensic sketch artist Cpl. Virginia Bernier showing Michael as he may appear at 34 years old and launched a new online tip portal. Hundreds of tips have been received and continue to be investigated.
Michael’s family has turned their tragedy into a grassroots effort to protect other families. The annual Michael Dunahee ‘Keep The Hope Alive’ Run has been a fixture in our community for 31 years. Each year, families run and walk both to mark Michael’s disappearance and highlight the on-going search, but all monies raised go to Child Find BC. VicPD Chief Manak will join the Dunahee family during the virtual run this year. Follow this link to join with your own virtual run.
“We remain committed to solving Michael’s disappearance,” VicPD Chief Del Manak said. “Our investigators truly appreciate all of the information and support we are receiving from our community.”
The investigation into Michael Dunahee’s disappearance remains one of the largest missing person investigations in Canada.
If you have information about Michael Dunahee’s disappearance, you are asked to visit vicpd.ca/michaeldunaheetips or contact VicPD’s dedicated Michael Dunahee Tip Line at 250-995-7444.