On December 30, 1998, Darren FORTIER (age 21) was last seen walking alone in a rain storm, south on Highway 19 from Port Hardy at approximately 8:00pm. FORTIER suffered a brain injury in 1995 due to a serious car accident. He was reported missing on December 31, 1998 and all attempts to locate FORTIER were met with negative results.
He disappeared without a wallet, money or identification. FORTIER has been described as a white male, 5`9" inches tall and weighing approximately 160Lbs with brown hair and brown eyes. When he disappeared he was wearing a black fleece jacket with a blue outer jacket, a baseball cap with the word "Avalanche", and brown shoes. Darren FORTIER has been declared as legally deceased. He was never located and his family remain hopeful of Darren being found.
When Darren Fortier was involved in the accident in 1995 he had a set of pins and plates surgically implanted to fix a broken leg; when Darren disappeared he had a full set of braces on his teeth. Hunters and hikers alike in the North end of Vancouver Island are encouraged to be aware that if any pins and plates or braces are located to Contact the RCMP in the area.
If you have any information regarding Mr Darren Fortier, please contact the your local Police agency or Crime Stoppers.
RCMP Island District General Investigation Section Police File 2010-198 & Port Hardy Detachment file 1998-2700.