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    Canada - Owen Rooney, 24, Grand Forks BC, 14 Aug 2010

    I did a search on this and could not find anything. This case is really haunting me:-(

    http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/new...-1225919729353

    I hope he is still alive and just suffering from amnesia.
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    2010 Shambhala Music Festival in BC was held Aug 6 to 9:

    http://www.shambhalamusicfestival.com/tickets.php

    at the Salmo River Ranch, Salmo, BC:

    A=Salmo
    B=Grand Forks
    C=Kelowna

    Sorry for all the white space below the map ... am just learning how to post screenshots and obviously have a bit to learn here.



    Grand Forks is just north of the Canada/US border (the grey line near the bottom of the map ... I have no idea why Yahoo maps shows the route going down into the US because that is not factual).

    I wonder if the LEO that picked Owen up was on or off duty, and if Owen told the officer or hospital staff how he got the bruises.

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    Some initial discussion of Owen's case took place in another thread. Here are some relevant links from those posts:

    http://www.cbc.ca/news/background/ab...ighttours.html

    http://www.examiner.com/racial-issue...-racism-canada

    http://www.injusticebusters.com/04/Scott_Dave.shtml
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    FWIW, Grand Forks and the neighbouring communities of Greenwood and Creston are well-known in BC for having a rather extensive biker population.

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    Canada - Owen Rooney, 24, Australian missing in Grand Forks BC, 14 Aug 2010

    Dark mystery of a missing Australian - Owen Rooney
    September 13, 2010 12:00AM

    THE family of a Sydney man who vanished from a Canadian hospital more than one month ago are at a loss to explain his disappearance.
    There has been no trace of 24-year-old Sydney electrician Owen Rooney since he disappeared from the Boundary Hospital in Grand Forks, Canada, on August 14, where he was being treated for facial bruising.
    Parents Sharon and Steve have joined the search for Owen.

    "We haven't heard anything. My parents are here now. We'll stay until we find him," [his sister] Bree said.

    Owen was last seen at a picnic table outside the hospital. He disappeared before he was formally discharged and left his backpack behind. His passport was left behind in his apartment.

    Owen's bank accounts and credit cards have not been touched nor has there been any activity on his Facebook page.
    Owen had been to the Shambhala Music Festival and was hitching 400km back to Kelowna when he was given a ride by a police officer.

    The police officer has told authorities Owen appeared unwell and had bruises on his face so he had advised him to go to hospital.

    The police officer had dropped Owen at the Grand Forks bus depot.

    Owen made it to the hospital but has not been seen since.


    Missing Sydney man
    Owen Rooney, 24
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    Full Article: http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/new...-1225919729353
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    Just opened a thread for Owen in the Missing/Located DISCUSSION Forum

    Here is the link:

    http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho...23#post5649023
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    Here is a video about his disappearance


    http://www.castanet.net/news/Kelowna...or-Owen-Rooney

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    Quote Originally Posted by sillybilly View Post
    2010 Shambhala Music Festival in BC was held Aug 6 to 9:

    http://www.shambhalamusicfestival.com/tickets.php

    at the Salmo River Ranch, Salmo, BC:

    A=Salmo
    B=Grand Forks
    C=Kelowna

    Sorry for all the white space below the map ... am just learning how to post screenshots and obviously have a bit to learn here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Valleyboy View Post
    Here is a video about his disappearance


    http://www.castanet.net/news/Kelowna...or-Owen-Rooney
    Thanks Valleyboy, you beat me, I was about to post that exact same link

    Found this other picture of him:

    The family has been plastering small towns in the Kootenay and the Interior, including Grand Forks, Nelson, Osoyoos and Kelowna with posters and missing person pamphlets
    Sharron said Rooney had attended the Shambhala Music Festival in Salmo and was trying to make his way back to Kelowna.

    He hitched a ride near Christina Lake with a police officer to the Grand Forks bus depot.
    It is unlike her son to be involved in a fight, said Sharron.

    “He was living at home ‘til he was 22,” she said. “In all that time, he never had a fight ever. He has a very good sense of humour and that’s just not him.”

    Rooney, who is in Canada on a working visa, worked at Big White with his sisters over the winter.
    Rooney is:
    • 5' 9''
    • 160 lbs
    • short brown hair
    • was last seen wearing a dark shirt and shorts

    He has two distinctive tattoos:
    • a tribal-style “O” on his shoulder
    • the Australian-made symbol of a kangaroo in a triangle on the outside of his right leg
    Anyone with information is asked to call Grand Forks RCMP at 250-442-8288


    Full Article: http://www.theprovince.com/sports/Fa...625/story.html
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    Does anyone know how long he had been living in Kelowna/Canada? My brother lived in Kelowna and was involved in what looks to be the same 'scene' for many years until recently.

    It seems odd to me that the police officer noted him (from the video above) 'bleeding from both ears' and simply dropped him at a bus station, two black eyes, sure, but bleeding from both ears?

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    That makes it sound like a skull fracture, doesn't it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ellabella View Post
    Does anyone know how long he had been living in Kelowna/Canada? My brother lived in Kelowna and was involved in what looks to be the same 'scene' for many years until recently.

    It seems odd to me that the police officer noted him (from the video above) 'bleeding from both ears' and simply dropped him at a bus station, two black eyes, sure, but bleeding from both ears?

    http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/new...-1225919729353



    Owen had been on a working holiday in Canada with Bree and their sister Kelly when he disappeared.l

    Owen had worked over the Canadian winter with his sisters at the Big White ski resort. At the end of the season the siblings had parted ways, with Owen deciding to stay in the area and work at a local restaurant while his sisters travelled to Vancouver.

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    Very strange, I will have to call my brother, that is the resort he lived/worked at as well. It's a very very tight knit group of kids from my experience.

    It sounds like whoever assaulted him may have found him at the hospital? I can't imagine that if he just wandered off he would not have been found yet.

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