Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
Details of Disappearance
Yashpal Mehay went missing July 14, 2009 while driving his grey Mazda MPV (BC licence plate 494 KVK) through the Fraser Canyon to Clinton, to work for a week in a Petro-Canada gas station he co-owned with his brother-in-law. Investigation revealed Yashpal stopped later that day in Chilliwack and made a purchase at a Staples store. That was the last confirmed sighting of Yashpal.
Yashpal never showed up in Clinton and has not been seen since. In the days and months following his disappearance, police conducted conducted aerial and ground searches, as well as extensive underwater searches of local lakes. The Mehay family hired a pilot to fly over the route Yashpal would have taken and also searched it themselves for months. None of these searches have yielded any findings of Yashpal, or his car.
Yashpal, a married family man, was not known to known to drink, smoke, gamble, or use drugs. He was the head of a Buddhist Community Group and was characterized as being quiet, peaceful, and happy. He was not known to have any health or mental health issues, and was not known to have any enemies, conflicts, or financial issues. Yashpal's credit cards and bank accounts have also had no activity since his disappearance.
If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
Surrey RCMP Missing Persons Unit