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Missing man was en route to Nelson

Randy Neilson is missing. - Courtesy RCMP
Randy Neilson is missing.
— image credit: Courtesy RCMP

RCMP say a man missing since last month was believed to be hitchhiking from Grand Forks to Nelson to meet an “old snow boarding buddy.”

Police say Randy James Neilson, 27, was last seen in a back alley near Market Avenue in Grand Forks on October 1.

Another possible sighting on October 8 placed him on Highway 3 just east of Grand Forks wearing a trench coat and golf style cap while hitchhiking.

RCMP say Neilson's stop in Grand Forks was merely transient. He is a frequent hitchhiker. Police have found a former address for him in the Nelson area and say he has friends and family in the Nakusp area.

He's 6'2, 185 lbs. with brown hair and brown eyes.

Police are asking anyone who has information to contact them.

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