The Major Crimes Unite of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police have been called to investigate the disappearance of rancher Ben Tyner. The RCMP issued a statement saying they have no evidence to suggest foul play, but the agency wanted to cover all of its bases.
Tyner, 32, was employed by the Nicola Ranch in British Columbia, and went missing Jan. 26 in a remote area northeast of Vancouver, B.C. A hunter found his horse wandering alone in the bush in full tack the following Monday. The RCMP searched for Tyner for a week before suspending their hunt, partially due to frigid temperatures.
More than a dozen search teams combed the snowy backcountry south of Kamloops, B.C., amid temperatures as low as -5 F, but suspended the search Sunday, Feb. 3. Tyner was originally from Wyoming.