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Missing Adult Male

Mr. CLOUTIER was incorrectly identified as Joseph MERL in this release. Merl is in fact his first name.


The New Westminster Police Service seeks the public’s assistance in locating a missing adult male.

Joseph MERL, DOB 1929-February-28. Merl left his New Westminster residence March 3rd at 700 a.m.

Merl may have early onset of dementia and as such may be confused and distraught.

Description; caucasian, 5’9, 161 lbs, short grey hair, slender build. No clothing description. No photograph available.

If Merl is located you are asked to immediately contact the New Westminster Police Service or your local police agency.