Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
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.
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Grand Forks RCMP