Reward being offered in search for Jones, 47

Still hoping for his safe return, the family of Everett Jones is offering a monetary reward for information about his disappearance

Still hoping for his safe return, the family of Everett Jones is offering a monetary reward for information about his disappearance more than a month ago.

Jones, 47, left his home in the Club Road area of Duncan around 11 a.m. on Feb. 10 and has not been seen since.

In the following days, police and search and rescue crews conducted an exhaustive search for Jones, with no results. While that has since ended, friends and family have kept searching.

“His family and friends have been actively looking for him, but have not turned up any clues as to where he might be,” Cpl. Krista Hobday of the North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP said.

Jones is well-known in the commercial area of Duncan, and his usual daily stops were checked, as well as Island hospitals. Jones is said to be of “diminished mental capacity” and at a high risk to lose his way, but it was highly unusual when he didn’t return home that day.

“This is out of character for Mr. Jones and the recent inclement weather increases the urgency of the search,” Hobday said.

Jones is described as a First Nations male with short dark hair, glasses, and no teeth. He was clean shaven when last seen. He is about five-foot-10 and 161 pounds, and was wearing a camouflage jacket and beige pants.

Anyone with information about Jones should contact the North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP at 250-748-5522 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).