Antigonish District RCMP would like to advise that the search for 23-year-old Craig Joseph Perry was suspended late last night.
Antigonish RCMP received a complaint of an abandoned vehicle on East Tracadie Rd. at Barrios Beach on February 18. The owner, Perry, who is from Afton, was last seen at approximately 1 a.m. Saturday morning when he left a residence in his vehicle in the community of Linwood. Perry is described as a white male, with short black hair and a long black beard. He is 6-foot-5 and 165 pounds, and was wearing blue jeans, black hoodie with pink writing on it, white shoes or boots, and a black winter jacket with leather sleeves.
The search has been postponed after using a number of resources and a variety of search techniques, and still, Perry has not been located. The search was assisted by the RCMP Underwater Recovery Team, Police Dog Service, Strait area and Colchester Ground Search and Rescue teams, and a helicopter from Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources. The search will continue when conditions improve.
Late last night, searchers met with Mr. Perry’s family and briefed them on the results of the search. The RCMP would like to extend our sympathies to Mr. Perry’s family during what must be an extremely difficult time for them. Antigonish District RCMP would also like to thank them many volunteers who assisted with the search.
Antigonish District RCMP is asking anyone who has information about the whereabouts of Craig Joseph Perry to contact them at 902 863-6500. Every piece of information is important, no matter how small. Should you wish to remain anonymous, please call Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), text TIP202 + your message to ‘CRIMES’ (274637) or by secure online tips at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca.
Source: Media Release