Saskatchewan RCMP are highlighting Missing Persons Week in the province this week, which runs May 1-7.
The week is “organized by the Saskatchewan Missing Persons Partnership, a group that includes Indigenous groups, police, the provincial government and community agencies from across the province,” reads a release from the RCMP.
The Mounties also emphasized the importance of the media and the public in missing persons investigations.
“The media and public play an important role in locating missing persons in Saskatchewan,” the release said. “When media report on missing persons, and members of the public amplify messaging by sharing social media posts about missing people, we greatly increase our reach and thus, awareness. This can lead to vital tips being passed along to investigators.”
There are currently 11 active missing persons cases in Saskatchewan, including Joel Campbell, who was last seen in Southey, Saskatchewan north of Regina.