NEWS RELEASE · 4th May 2011
FOUND - Update; After hearing of the report of the missing youth from the media, a motorist reported to police that they had observed a person, who they believed to be Gavin Ryan-Ottens, walking on the Sande Overpass in Terrace. Police responded, and located Gavin walking in the mall parking lot across from the police office.
Police would like to thank the media, and the public for their assistance in locating Gavin.
Terrace RCMP are requesting assistance in locating a 10 year male, Gavin RYAN-OTTENS who was last seen on Tuesday May 3rd, 2011.
Gavin left school at approximately 9:00 am and was observed by family near Ferry Island Campground / Walmart area shortly after. Gavin was located at approximately 1100 hrs, near Save-On-Foods and ran from family members. Gavin has not been seen since.
Gavin is described as a Caucasian male, 10 years of age, 4'6", 80lbs, blonde hair and blue eyes. Gavin was last observed wearing a brown jacket, green camouflage pants and carrying a black backpack.
Gavin is known to frequent the following areas:
- Cyber Café on Lakelse Ave
- Ferry Island Campground
- Terrace Public Library
- The Dollar Store
Please call Police immediately if Gavin is observed or any additional information is known.
Comment by Steve Hallett on 4th May 2011
Not sure of the full circumstances as there are always two sides to every story but could not help but wonder why in the world a 10 year old child would frequent the areas listed by police downtown. As a father of three boys aged 6-12 I can tell you they do not frequent any of the down town sites listed by the police and know exactly where they are at any given time. We happened to be camping at Ferry Island last night with our boys when the police come by looking for this child. It gave us the opportunity to talk about why parents need to be involved and why we always take extra care to ensure they are safe at all times. We are glad they found him.