Patrick Neal Cottrell
North American Missing Persons Network
Patrick Neal Cottrell

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Above Images: Cottrell, circa 2005

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: Late 2005 from Nanamimo, British Columbia
  • Classification: Missing
  • Age: 29
  • Hair Color: Brown, with receding hairline.
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Male
  • Distinguising Charateristics: Paraplegic, in a wheel chair.
  • Medical Conditions: Paraplegic

  • Details of Disappearance
    Mr. Cottrell was last seen in late 2005 in Nanamino, British Columbia. In the summer of 2005 Cottrell was in a motorcycle accident in the North Island, and was left a paraplegic. After being treated and going through rehabilitation, he was released in a wheelchair. It was shortly after that that he was last seen. Court records reveal that Cottrell was before courts on drug-related charges a number of times between 2002 and 2005. He was last charged in August 2005 on three counts of possession of a narcotic for the purpose of trafficking and a warrant remains outstanding in that case. He also has a history of violence, robbery, and hostage taking. Police are confident that Cottrell is not hiding or has not moved. They believe there's a possibility of foul play. He was involved in the drug trade. In April 2008, police searched the area of Mount Sicker, near Chemainus reguarding the disappearance of Cottrell. They are not saying what lead them to search that area or what they found, if anything, but again said they believe foul play is involved.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Nanaimo RCMP
    754-2345 or 800-222-8477

    Source Information
    Nanaimo Daily News
    Victoria Times Colonist