Update on Search for Harold Backer

Date:   Nov 10, 2015

File # 15-50946

Victoria, BC – VicPD investigators are continuing their search for Harold Backer and continue to ask for the public’s help in bringing him home.

“Investigators look at everything about a person’s life when he or she is reported missing,” Cst. Matt Rutherford said. “If anyone has any information we need to hear from them directly. What matters is that he comes home safely to his family. Harold’s family needs to know that he is safe.”

The search for 52-year-old Harold Backer began on Tuesday, November 3rd after he failed to return home after telling his family that he was going for a bicycle ride. Since that time the missing persons investigation has revealed that a man closely matching Harold’s description was seen leaving Victoria on the Coho ferry on November 3rd. Harold was the subject of a VicPD missing person’s notification on Friday, November 6th.

VicPD has expanded the search area to include the United States, and investigators continue to work with U.S. law enforcement agencies, including the Port Angeles Police Department.

Harold Backer has been missing since November 3rd. He is described as a 52-year-old Caucasian man standing six feet, three inches tall with a medium build. His eyes are green and he has greying hair.

Have you seen Harold Backer?

Harold is believed to be wearing a red cycling jersey, black riding pants, possibly carrying a black backpack and could be riding his black Cannondale road bike.

If you see Harold, you are asked to call 911. If you have any information you are asked to call (250) 995-7654.