Kamloops man, missing since June 15, has been found and is safe

A family friend and a family member confirm Lorne Hamer-Jackson was found on Tuesday night

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.

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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.

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