Investigation into the 2008 disappearance of Burnaby man remains open

Burnaby, Integrated Homicide Investigation Team

2023-03-20 09:00 PDT

File # 2008-2344

IHIT appeal to public for information regarding the 2008 disappearance of a 25 year-old Burnaby man.

Background:

On March 19, 2008 at approximately 8:30 p.m. Kellen McElwee was seen leaving the Keg Steakhouse & Bar located at 9020 202 Avenue in Langley, BC. This was the last time anyone saw the 25-year old man from Burnaby. On March 25, 2008, McElwee’s grey 2006, 4-door Honda Civic was found parked in the 5100 block of Halifax Street in Burnaby, BC. On April 22, 2008 after consultation with the Burnaby RCMP Serious Crime Unit the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) took conduct of the missing person investigation.

As part of its mandate, IHIT investigate high-risk missing persons where foul play is suspected.

We’re asking anyone with new information or who has yet to speak with police to contact us, says Sergeant Timothy Pierotti of IHIT. 15 years have passed and IHIT remain dedicated to Kellen’s family.

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McElwee, who now would be 40-years old, is described as a Caucasian male, 5 feet 10 inches, approximately 220 lbs with dirty blond hair and blue eyes. McElwee has a black and white dragon tattoo below his left shoulder.

During the early stages of the investigation, through review of CCTV, IHIT located a person of interest, who has yet to be identified, attending McElwee’s apartment building located at 4132 Halifax Street, Burnaby on the night of March 19th, 2008.

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We are hopeful that someone might recognize this person from the distinct Christian Audigier style, puffy jacket with fur around the hood, says Sgt. Pierotti. We believe this person may have information that could help advance this investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the IHIT Information Line at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448) or by email at ihitinfo@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

Released by

Sgt. Timothy Pierotti

Media Relations Officer
Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT)
14200 Green Timbers Way, Surrey, BC V3T 6T3
Office: 778-290-5202

Email: ediv_ihit_media@rcmp-grc.gc.ca
Website: homicideteam.ca

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