October 24th, 2020

Vigil for missing city man planned for tonight


By Mabell, Dave on January 3, 2020.

LETHBRIDGE HERALD

A vigil will be held this evening, on Marshal Iwaasa’s 27th birthday.

The Lethbridge man, who’d moved to Calgary, has been missing since Nov. 17. Police in Alberta and British Columbia have been unable to locate Iwaasa since his family reported him missing.

The vigil, planned for 6:30 p.m., will be held outside Winston Churchill High School. Friends and family members will share stories and light candles in an attempt to further raise awareness of his disappearance.

Posters have already been displayed across southern Alberta and B.C. to alert the public, and the “Find Marshal Iwaasa” page on Facebook now has more than 8,500 members who are spreading the word.

Lethbridge Police are continuing the search, having taken over investigations begun by RCMP in B.C. and Calgary Police. RCMP searched for more than a week near Pemberton, B.C., north of Whistler, after Iwaasa’s truck was discovered nearby on Nov. 25, burned out in the back country.

In Lethbridge, Sgt. Saska Vanhala says reports of possible sightings and other leads haven’t yet led to locating Iwaasa. But police will continue to follow up on tips received, he adds.

Iwaasa is described as five feet 11 inches tall, weighing about 170 pounds. He has brown eyes, a moustache and shoulder-length brown hair he usually wears tied back.

For those who can’t attend, the “Find Marshal Iwaasa” page on Facebook will livestream the vigil.

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