Lethbridge, Alberta - Marshal Iwaasa was last seen by his family in Lethbridge on November 17, 2019, and planned to go to a storage locker. He told his family he was returning to Calgary but hasn't been seen or heard from since. Iwaasa's burnt out GMC pickup truck was found by hikers on a remote forest service road near D'Arcy, B.C., on November 23, 2019. The location was close to the trailhead to the Brian Waddington Hut near Pemberton.
Marshal Iwaasa is one of the six men who mysteriously disappeared or died in British Columbia in the area north-east of Vancouver, around D'arcy, Kamloops and Merritt. Despite extensive searches and investigations, only two bodies have turned up and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) remain baffled.
When he was last seen, Iwaasa told the family he was going to visit his storage locker and the storage locker key and logs show his code was used to enter the facility and then, about two hours later, leave the compound.
Lethbridge police said that from the onset of their investigation, Iwaasa's disappearance has been considered suspicious, but there is no "credible, corroborated or compelling information to suggest foul play or that the occurrence is criminal in nature." Police said their investigation had determined that before he went missing, Iwaasa had "hidden the fact that he had stopped attending post-secondary classes."
"In examining Iwaasa's personal affairs in the months leading up to his disappearance - including interviews with close friends as well as his financial, medical and social media activity - there is evidence to suggest he was experiencing stress in his life and had become withdrawn," Lethbridge police said.
His family said they are not giving up looking for Marshal at a vigil held in Lethbridge on Friday evening on November 18, 2022."I've aged but all of my photos of Marshal are the same," said Marshal' sister Paige Fogen.
"The heartbreak that I feel; It's a raw open wound that won’t heal," said Marshal’s mother Tammy Johnson.
The family continues to circulate photos of Marshal, posters and bumper stickers, hoping the public can help them reunite with him.
"Until we have to believe the other side of it… I'm going to hold on to the hope that Marshal is out and he will be found with everyone’s help," said Tammy.
Marshal is described as 30 years old, 5'11", brown eyes and brown curly hair.
Anyone with information on this case is asked to contact Lethbridge Police at 403-328-4444 or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.
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