CANADA Canada - Ben Tyner, 32, cowboy, horse returned w/o him, Merritt, British Columbia, 26 Jan 2019 - #3

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  1. zecats

    zecats Well-Known Member

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    Yes me too, though it does say the PI hired by DM's family is also looking into Ben's case. Not sure if formally or just because there may be a connection. I doubt there is, btw, but still good to check all and any possibilities. JMO
     
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  2. MistyWaters

    MistyWaters Well-Known Member

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    Is there a link between two mysterious disappearances near Merritt?

    Another man is missing from a nearby ranch, also situated on Highway 5A, between Merritt and Kamloops.

    Dean Morrison worked as a painter at Stump Lake Ranch, about 45 kilometres away. Then one day in October 2013, the 44-year-old was gone.

    Morrison’s mother, Elizabeth Faber, says the similarities between the two cases immediately caught her attention.....

    ......It may just be a coincidence, and I have to be honest about that,” Gagnon said. “But the fact is, this area is quite remote and there may be a connection between some associates, but we don’t know that. So there’s a possibility there’s a connection between the two of them.”

    RCMP say they’re investigating the cases separately but Gagnon has little doubt officers are looking at every possibility.
    Is there a link between two mysterious disappearances near Merritt?
     
  3. Jim_M

    Jim_M Well-Known Member

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    2013?! I'm surprised no one brought this up months ago!

    I swear I searched missing Merritt, and never encountered this earlier gentleman. And pardon my manners if this WAS previously mentioned. If so, I missed it. That usually happens when I step away for a day. Just to refresh the batteries, so to speak. Slightly OT, feel free to alert/delete if not appropriate here.

    All of these missing persons. Every day. Some are runaways, that's true, but why are there so many?! And those thousands of children, separated from family groups. Some, all alone. What are their risk odds? I pray to our Universe, every day, that we can find all of them. The odds, IMO, are too intense to dwell on. So, I step away for a day, maybe two, and watch what all is going on, out there.....

    May these men be found. Their investigations be thorough. That any guilty parties are caught, and brought to Justice. That is all (for now :) )
     
  4. zecats

    zecats Well-Known Member

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    Hi @Jim_M Yes we did discuss this missing man, maybe on first thread. Both Dean and another missing young man from same area (Luke Neville, 2017) have threads here on WS, and as far as the discussion of both or them went, we found no obvious connections.

    ETA Thread #1, Post #465 and around there.
     
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  5. zecats

    zecats Well-Known Member

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    Because he has been brought up in MSM again with a possible connection to Ben, here is his thread.

    CANADA - Canada - Dean Kelly Morrison, 44, Stump Lake Ranch, Kamloops BC, 22 October 2013



    "Gagnon said Morrison’s disappearance was originally reported as a missing person case, but he’s approaching it as possibly something more sinister, believing foul play may have played a factor.

    “I don’t have the proof, I’m still working on that, but I’m not convinced it was just a missing person,” said Gagnon.

    Faber said she doesn’t know what Gagnon’s report found as he has not shared his findings with her.

    “I would like to know, she said.

    Gagnon told the Herald the findings of in his report cannot be disclosed publicly in order to protect the integrity of the investigation.

    Four years after his disappearance Faber still don’t know what happened to her son and is asking that anyone who has information about this missing person case to call the RCMP or Crimestoppers.

    Ranch manager Dan Fremlin was the last known person to see Morrison. He said he saw him at the ranch at about 9 a.m. on oct. 22, 2013 trying to start a van he had left on the property and looking “wasted.”

    Fremlin said Morrison appeared to want to leave the property and they ended up getting a tow truck to come pick him up and along with the vehicle. Morrison was tasked with cleaning up his work space in the interim. The tow truck arrived at about 11 a.m., but Morrison was nowhere to be found. Fremlin searched the buildings for him to no avail and the tow truck left by about 1 p.m.

    Morrison was reported missing about a week later by his family.

    After Morrison’s disappearance, Fremlin said the ranch dedicated at least one staff member for the next three weeks to search the area for him."
     
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  6. Valiant

    Valiant Well-Known Member

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    I'm sort of the opinion that Ben was going riding, but not out to find stray cattle as it appears his usual procedure was to notify others of his plans.
    I think maybe he was just going for a short leisurely ride and was either interrupted before the ride started or sometime during the ride. Then the horse was moved away to distract attention - and that worked for a bit.
     
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  8. zecats

    zecats Well-Known Member

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    American Cowboy, Ben Tyner, missing in Merritt,BC

    No news, sad Mother's Day for Ben's mom. :(

    Admin:

    "I wanted to thank all of you for following this page. There are no new developments, unfortunately.. My heart is heavy for Ben’s mom this weekend especially. Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there!"
     
  9. ktm44

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    I keep hoping that since the RCMP has allowed for informal searches, what we will hear of someone locating a body, evidence or something to give his family some hope for justice.
     
  10. zecats

    zecats Well-Known Member

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    Still no reward for info or leading to finding Ben. So many other Missing Persons have a reward, including the other missing men in and around Merritt BC

    MISSING: BEN TYNER

    Post from Admin and question answered about reward

    This group was started around Feb 2nd, 2019. To date we have almost 4800 people praying and looking for Ben. Any information you have will be greatly appreciated. You may have the piece of the puzzle and not know how important it is .. please read post from when we started and see if it jogs your memory. Thank you everyone for all the support and love this group holds. PINNED POST: PLEASE REVIEW FOR ALL KEY INFORMATION. UPDATES WILL BE POSTED AS INFORMATION COMES IN.

    NAME: BEN TYNER

    AGE: 31

    HEIGHT: 6'3"

    WEIGHT: 240 lbs.

    EYES: Brown

    HAIR: Dark Brown with Beard

    CLOTHING: “He’s a rancher, so we believe he was dressed for the weather, probably had proper gear, but there’s no indication that he took anything to spend the night,” He often wears a black and red woolen hat with ear flaps.

    HASHTAG: #helpfindbentyner

    LAST KNOWN SIGHTING: Ben was last seen on SAT-JAN-26 at 2:00 p.m. He was reported missing on MON-JAN-28 after a local hunter came across his horse, still fully-equipped.

    CONTACT: Anyone with information or who may have seen a male riding in the Swakum ridge area on Saturday or Sunday is asked to contact the Merritt RCMP at 250-378-4262 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477

    Thank you.
     
  11. MistyWaters

    MistyWaters Well-Known Member

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    You’re right, no reward. I notice the fundraiser to aid volunteer organizations in their search for Ben is still very active and has exceeded its goal, but no information has been released regarding future volunteer searches which will require funding.

    It’s difficult to read the silence.
     
  12. Seattle1

    Seattle1 #LiveLikeLizzy

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    The official BT Missing fb page just posted a panoramic view near the N Ranch. Also, many childhood photos of Ben if you haven't looked recently.
    MISSING: BEN TYNER
     
  13. AzPistonsGirl

    AzPistonsGirl Detroit to the Bone

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    6'3", 240 lbs. THAT is what sticks with me whenever I read the description of Ben being missing. He is a big solid man. Big. Solid.

    May there be answers soon. No one deserves this.

    Take that any way you'd like. ;)
     
  14. Trudie

    Trudie Well-Known Member

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    And a big solid man could take him down, imo.
     
  15. zecats

    zecats Well-Known Member

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    Lots of cowboys, ranch hands, construction workers, ag workers, loggers, etc probably just as big. Course, if someone killed him with a weapon (gun, bat) then size doesn't matter. IMO
     
  16. AzPistonsGirl

    AzPistonsGirl Detroit to the Bone

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    nope. I am still convinced that at 6'3"and 240 lbs, he was big and solid. =)

    Not striking that from my bullet list for Ben's case. Never contended a large solid man, other cowboy, ranch hand, etc. couldn't take him down, nor that a weapon could not have been used. He was big and solid, probably very strong. That fact stands. Haven't ruled out much yet.
     
  17. Trudie

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    Oh yeah, and just as quick to swing a rope or take down a steer. Loved seeing the pics his mom posted.
     
  18. zecats

    zecats Well-Known Member

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    Bittersweet photos. Sad holiday for her. I'm sad about Ben and don't even know him.
     
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