A Kamloops man reported missing since June 15 has reportedly been found and is safe.
Lorne Hamer-Jackson, 58, was last seen at about 9 p.m. on June 15 when his brother and sister-in-law stopped in at his Happyvale Avenue home in Brocklehurst to check in on him at the request of his wife, Fran, who was not home at the time.
His niece, Jaclyn Frilund, told KTW that her uncle has mental-health issues for which he takes medication. Frilund said when Fran spoke to Hamer-Jackson over the phone at about 7 p.m. on Saturday, he wasn’t making sense, prompting her to ask family members to check in on him.
There was about a 14-hour window from the time Hamer-Jackson was last seen to when he was reported missing, touching off a massive search involving family, friends, members of the public, social media posts and media stories.
On Tuesday night, at about 9:45 p.m., a family friend informed KTW that Hamer-Jackson had been found and was safe. A social media post by a member of Hamer-Jackson’s family echoed that report.
Hamer-Jackson worked as a sales associate for Smith Chevrolet, but has been on leave for a number of years.
There has been no details on where Hamer-Jackson had been and where and how he was found.