North American Missing Persons Network
Owen Kiernan Rooney

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Above Images: Rooney, circa 2010 Right; Rooney's Tattoos

Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance

  • Missing Since: August 14, 2010 from Grand Forks, British Columbia
  • Classification: Missing
  • Date Of Birth: Unknown
  • Age: 24 years
  • Height: 5'9"
  • Weight: 160 lbs.
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Race: White
  • Gender: Male
  • Distinguishing Characteristics: Very short brown hair.
    Speaks with an Australian accent. Rooney has two tattoos,
    one of a kangaroo on his right calf and one of a circle design
    on his shoulder.
  • Medical: Rooney was reported to have bruising on his face
    at the time of his disappearance.
  • Clothing: Dark t-shirt, 3/4 shorts
  • Case Number: 2010-2999

  • Details of Disappearance
    Owen Rooney was last seen at the Grand Forks Hospital at 7649 22nd Street Grand Forks B.C. on August 14, 2010 at approximately
    8:00 pm, sitting outside on a picnic table on the west side of the Hospital. Rooney left the hospital, leaving behind his
    backpack and cell phone. Rooney is currently residing in Kelowna, B.C. and may have headed in that direction. In the days
    before Rooney disappeared, he attended the Shambhala music festival, an outdoor extravaganza near the town of Salmo that
    draws 10,000 people and features dozens of performers. At that festival, it was reported by friends of Rooney that he took
    some illicit drugs that made him restless and paranoid. After the festival, Rooney is believed to have spent time in Nelson,
    Castlegar and Christina Lake, a resort town where, at some point, he got involved in a physical altercation. He was picked
    up by police and taken to Grand Forks, where he checked into the hospital and subsequently disappeared the following day.

    Investigating Agency
    If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:
    Grand Forks RCMP
    (250) 442-8288

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