CANADA Canada - Ben Tyner, 32, cowboy, horse returned w/o him, Merritt, British Columbia, 26 Jan 2019 - #2

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  1. houndpounder

    houndpounder Well-Known Member

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    Police or family do not want people searching without permission and organization, otherwise if a crime was committed or evidence to his where abouts can be compromised and contaminated.
     
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  2. Trudie

    Trudie Well-Known Member

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    Well the risk of men getting injured or lost is huge. Ca seems to have enough missing person cases, imo.
    It’s not at all up to the family or LE, in actuality. Anyone in the wilds riding horse, atv or hiking can always stumble upon a crime scene. Ca LE can’t mske people stay indoors.
    The reservation is looking, per FB & will continue.
     
  3. Royals11

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    I have been a lurker for a very long time, and have never posted, but have been keeping updated on this case. Hopefully not violating TOS by posting this, but police now deem his disappearance suspicious.

    https://www.columbiavalleypioneer.c...-merritt-cowboy-now-deemed-suspicious-police/

    Makes me wonder if they have new evidence. I know they were asking the public for dashcam footage at the end of February.
     
  4. enelram

    enelram Well-Known Member

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  5. Trudie

    Trudie Well-Known Member

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    I think most of us thought this from the beginning.
    Sure, there’s always the possibility of a riding accident but for guys like Ben, they are not common, imo.
    The absence of updates is telling, imo.
    You know....the “we’ve searched area A, no results, Area B yielded nothing, etc.”.
    Me think they searching for a murderer. Just speculation, moo & all that jazz.
    Thanks Royals11!
     
  6. zecats

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  7. Trudie

    Trudie Well-Known Member

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    Hopefully, leads are coming in. IMO only, there’s few suspects that had access to Ben’s horse & tack. Therefore, the suspect list is short.
    ETA: fix atrocious auto correct typing
     
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  8. zecats

    zecats Well-Known Member

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    Short list most likely. But then again, maybe Ben had company. Someone could have come around to see Ben as he was saddling the horse to go out that Sunday morning. Horse already tacked up makes that part easier for a person who thinks about dropping Gunny off somewhere as a decoy. All MOO, of course.

    I def hope they have a suspect or two and solve this soon.
     
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  9. enelram

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    My hunch is they've talked to enough people, friends, family,
    co-workers, and others that they have eliminated accident or
    intentionally disappearing.
    I still think he was ambushed while out on the trail by an
    unknown person committing illegal poaching of cows or game.
    Sad to think about, but in these rugged parts, perps might
    shoot someone rather than be caught and arrested. Especially
    if perp already has a criminal record or is on probation or is a felon
    carrying a gun.
    Heck in my area, we've had several killings of witnesses prior
    to testifying at trial. It's not that uncommon.
     
  10. Trudie

    Trudie Well-Known Member

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    I’m thinking of a person from a specific group. I also think the person has been questioned several times, denying a history of issues with Ben & LE needs only video of a specific horse/stock trailer, to put a specific person behind the wheel of a truck hauling Gunny.
    IMO, this is going to be someone related to Ben thru his job.
    Speculation, moo, all that jazz......
     
  11. Trudie

    Trudie Well-Known Member

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    Nothing can be ruled out. I’m of the opinion Ben never rode the day he went missing.
     
  12. MOTORUNNER

    MOTORUNNER My echo, My shadow, and Me

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    Such a sad case. I hope his family can get answers as soon as possible
     
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  13. Trudie

    Trudie Well-Known Member

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    Ditto. I think they suspected Ben was murdered from the beginning. If Ben & his bro are out riding green horses, fooling around, sure they fall or antagonize the horse enough to get it bucking & might topple off. Any horse can also spook. But, an accomplished rider doesn’t usually fall off in an obscure spot, imo.
    I’m just afraid this is not going to be good news for the NR family......moo, speculation.
     
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  14. cybervampira

    cybervampira Well-Known Member

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    Disappearance of B.C. rancher Ben Tyner ‘may involve criminality,’ RCMP say

    The case of a rancher who has been missing in British Columbia since January is being treated as a suspicious disappearance by the RCMP.

    Sgt. Janelle Shoihet says members of the southeast district major crime unit have reviewed the evidence that has been collected since Ben Tyner went missing and have determined the case may involve criminal activity.

    [...]

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  15. zecats

    zecats Well-Known Member

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    MISSING: BEN TYNER

    Post from admin that family has been aware of this possibility.

    “In light of today's news I think it would be most appropriate if we turned our attention to Ben and his family.

    They have been living with the burden of this devastating and wholly unjust possibility for the past several weeks. I can only imagine the tears that have flowed.

    Please, keep this gentle giant of a man, his family and his friends in your thoughts; let that guide your actions.”
     
  16. Trudie

    Trudie Well-Known Member

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    Horrifically sad.
    ....like I posted earlier, posts made by the family from the onset made it quite clear this was much more then Ben falling from Gunny.
    He’d been in Ca for a very short time, he likely didn’t know a lot of people, outside of his job. Factor in relocation, winter & the time required to get up to speed on a new ranch, he had little time to socialize outside of NR, imo.
     
  17. zecats

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    I may disagree with you a bit here. Handsome cowboy, single, and new in town. I bet he drew a lot of attention. He did apparently have days off and he probably went to town some of those days. Out for breakfast. Or just coffee. I think it’s likely he made some connections. Jmo

    ETA Not saying any of those connections are responsible for harming him. Maybe it wasn’t even someone he knew. Could have been random or a person breaking into his place.
     
  18. zecats

    zecats Well-Known Member

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    RCMP say missing Merritt cowboy's disappearance suspicious

    Interesting to watch the video from RCMP.
    And her comments to keep in looking.

    “We will continue to search as if he just went missing yesterday .”

    Apologies if posted already. I found this link from a cowboy forum in Merritt and just watched the video. Found her words touching and professional.
     
  19. Trudie

    Trudie Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I think he made a few non-work acquaintances.
    Iirc, he wasn’t in Ca but a couple months before going missing. I’m just afraid he met the “wrong” person.
     
  20. Trudie

    Trudie Well-Known Member

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    Kind of contradictory.
    If criminal activity is involved, it is very unlikely Ben will “waltz” back in.
     
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