Six months later: Search continues for missing Victoria man last seen in January

Six months later: Search continues for missing Victoria man last seen in January
Victoria's Ian Indridson was last seen the morning of January 10, 2022.

The search for a missing Victoria man has passed the six-month mark, prompting police to renew a call for help finding him.

Ian Indridson, 54, was last seen the morning of Monday, Jan. 10, when investigators believe he may have gone to an area near the ocean.

VicPD has classified it as a “high-risk” missing person case, meaning Indridson’s health or well-being may be in danger.

Calling him funny, intelligent, loving and family-oriented, Ian’s sister, Vicky Istace, said she was gutted after finding out about her brother’s disappearance.

“This isn’t anything I would wish upon anyone,” Vicky told CHEK News back in January. “This is out of the ordinary,” she said, noting she would speak with Ian every few weeks.

Described as a Caucasian man with a slim build, Ian stands at 5′ 11″ with short salt and pepper hair, according to VicPD.

In a Monday press release, police say he’s believed to be wearing a dark-coloured Eddie Bauer sweater, black sweatpants and black rubber boots.

A missing poster circulating the city says Ian is a respected community member, husband, son, uncle and government employee who resides in Victoria’s Fairfield-Oak Bay area.

The poster also states that he has sleep deprivation issues and was on medication for insomnia “which may have compromised his mental capacity.”

“In considering all of the factors surrounding Ian’s disappearance, including the fact that it is out of character for Ian to have gone missing, investigators believe Ian to be a ‘high-risk’ missing person,” VicPD said.

“As defined by Provincial Policing Standards related to missing persons investigations, this means that investigators believe Ian’s health or well-being may be in immediate danger.”

Anyone who sees Ian is urged to call 911, and those with information about his whereabouts should reach out to VicPD’s Report Desk at 250-995-7654 ext. 1.

To make an anonymous report, tipsters can reach Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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