RCMP continue to investigate 2012 disappearance of Chipman man, James Austen MacKey
The West District RCMP are continuing to ask for the public’s assistance in relation to a missing 58-year-old man from Chipman, N.B.
James Austen MacKey was reported missing to the RCMP after his vehicle was found abandoned on the Harley Road in Redbank, N.B., northeast of Chipman, on November 29, 2012. At the time, an extensive search of the area was conducted with the assistance of the RCMP helicopter, RCMP Police Dog Services and York-Sunbury Ground Search and Rescue, but nothing was found to indicate the whereabouts of Mr. MacKey.
The photo police have released of James Austen MacKey was taken in 2012. He is described as approximately 5’8” tall, weighing 180 lbs with brown hair and green eyes.
“We have not given up trying to locate Mr. MacKey,” says Cst. Phil Brannon of the Chipman RCMP. “Now that spring is here (2018), there will be more people out and about and perhaps in the woods. If anyone is in the Redbank area near the Harley Road and comes across anything unusual that they think may help us, please call police.”
Anyone with any information on the whereabouts of James Austen MacKey or who may have seen or spoken to him prior to his disappearance is asked to call the West District RCMP at 506-357-4300. Information can also be provided anonymously through Crime Stoppers by Secure Web Tips at www.crimenb.ca, by calling 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), or by texting TIP212 + your message to ‘CRIMES’ (274637).