October 26th, 2020

Search continues for missing man


By Bobinec, Greg on December 3, 2019.

Calgary Police Service and Pemberton RCMP continue to search for 26-year-old Marshal Iwaasa. Submitted photo from Paige Fogen

Greg Bobinec

Lethbridge Herald

gbobinec@lethbridgeherald.com

Following the discovery in B.C. of a burned-out truck owned by a missing Calgary man, who is originally from Lethbridge, a search of the surrounding area continues.

Calgary Police Service issued a statement stating Marshal Iwaasa was last seen by his family in Lethbridge on Nov. 17, when he had informed them he was returning. However, he has not been seen or heard from since.

On Nov. 25, a burned-out vehicle was located by Pemberton RCMP, and when the family was notified of the discovery of the vehicle they reported Iwaasa missing.

“Yesterday marked one week since my brother Marshal Iwaasa’s truck was found burned out in Pemberton, B.C.,” says Paige Fogen, Iwaasa’s sister. “It was an extremely hard day not to have Marshal found. I miss him so much it hurts and feels like a huge piece of me is missing. We are so grateful for all the amazing support received from the community. We love Marshal so much and really want to find him and bring him home.”

Marshal is a 26-year-old man, five feet, 11 inches (180 centimetres) tall, with brown eyes, shoulder-length brown hair which is usually worn tied back, and a mustache. He was last seen wearing a green hoodie, a grey toque, red high-top shoes and black pants.

Family and friends have been sharing their thoughts and prayers for the return of Iwaasa. People describe Iwaasa as a quiet and cheerful young man who was studying at the college and enjoyed spending time with his whole family. With over a week since Iwaasa’s disappearance, family and friends still have hope for his safe return.

“Marshal Iwaasa is a family man,” writes Ryan Lee, family member. “He is my kids’ uncle, a huge part of our lives. He was in college, loved working out, and one of the most generous and kind people I have ever met. Marshal is very approachable, quiet and shy. We love you Marshy and we will find you.”

Anyone with information about Iwaasa’s disappearance or his movements since Nov. 17 is asked to call Pemberton RCMP at 604-894-6634 or the Calgary Police Service at 403-266-1234. Tips can also be submitted anonymously to Crime Stoppers through phone, 1-800-222-8477, or online at crimestoppers.ca.

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