The RCMP are linking a third missing man to the couple who were missing since early August.
Police say a concerned family member of Robert Dragoescu contacted the Williams Lake RCMP September 1st reporting that they had not heard from their brother, Robert, since July 25, 2016.
The family felt that this was extremely uncharacteristic of Robert, with whom they had contact with on a weekly basis.
Robert Dragoescu is believed to be a friend/associate of Mihai Vornicu and Marie Olarte. The investigation to date also suggests that Robert, Mihai and Marie were together in the Lower Mainland just prior to July 25.
Police say Robert (pictured above) is 5’10” tall, 175 pounds, has brown hair and brown eyes.
Police say the missing couple, 44-year-old Mihai Vornicu and his 58-year-old wife Marie Olarte, were last seen on August 8th.
The couple’s 2005 Volvo C50 Station Wagon was found July 26th parked on Mackenzie Avenue North in Williams lake. It was towed, but police say neither of the couple has come to claim the vehicle.
Investigators determined the couple was in the Mission/Mapleridge area in the weeks leading up to their disappearance.
Marie has health conditions that may require medical attention and monitoring.
Mihai is Caucasian, 5’7″ tall, 230 pounds with green eyes and brown hair.
Marie is 4’0″, 100 pounds, with brown eyes and black hair.
Anyone who may have seen the missing three or the vehicle are asked to contact the Williams Lake RCMP or Crime Stoppers.