Three years ago, Daniel Curtis Ladd was declared missing after he was last seen by his young daughter on August 19, 2016.
Although months and years have since passed, Cranbrook RCMP is continuing their search for Ladd, believing that he met with several people shortly after he left his residence. Ladd would never return back home and has been missing ever since.
“The Ladd Family is making an emotional plea, urging anyone with any information regarding Daniel’s unexplained disappearance or current whereabouts to come forward immediately and speak with our investigators,” said Cst. Katie Forgeron, Cranbrook RCMP.
“We as a family are still struggling with this nightmare of Daniel’s disappearance,” said Areatha Ladd, Daniel’s sister. “We don’t believe Daniel would have left on his own accord. We feel people know what has happened and we need them to come forward to tell the police what you know. Any information, even if given anonymously to Crimestoppers or the Cranbrook RCMP would be appreciated so we can find Daniel.”
RCMP describe Ladd as standing 6’1″ with short brown hair and brown eyes. Ladd was last seen in August 2016 wearing a short sleeve white and black plaid collared shirt with black and white plaid shorts.
“Daniel was last seen by his daughter, who was only five years old at the time, and we are thankful she came out safely after being alone overnight after Daniel’s disappearance. She awoke to find her dad missing. She is an innocent little girl. Her birthday wish since his leaving has been for him to return,” continued Areatha Ladd.
“We would all like to see Daniel found safe and sound. Our family has been left to struggle with not knowing where he is. It’s been over three years. We need closure. Please forward any information, however small, to the RCMP so we can bring him home.”
The Ladd family and Cranbrook RCMP are asking that anyone with information about his whereabouts to contact the Cranbrook RCMP detachment at 250-489-3471. Those wishing to remain anonymous can also provide information through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).