UPDATE: Missing North Delta man with dementia found deceased

88-year-old Jarnail Sanghera went missing near Nordel Way and 116th Street around 11 a.m. on May 15

88-year-old Jarnail Sanghera went missing near Nordel Way and 116th Street around 11 a.m. on May 15, 2020. (Delta Police Department photo)

88-year-old Jarnail Sanghera went missing near Nordel Way and 116th Street around 11 a.m. on May 15, 2020. (Delta Police Department photo)

UPDATE (May 24, 10:33 p.m.): Delta police say 88-year-old Jarnail Sanghera has been found deceased.

READ MORE: Missing North Delta senior found deceased

Original story below…

Delta police are asking for the public’s help in locating 88-year-old Jarnail Sanghera.

Sanghera, who has not been seen since 11 a.m. on Friday, May 15, went missing from the family home near Nordel Way and 116th Street in North Delta.

Sanghera is described as a South Asian male, 5’8” tall with a slim build and a long grey beard. Police say he suffers from dementia and speaks only Punjabi.

On Monday, May 18, Delta police released an updated description of the clothing Sanghera was last seen wearing:

• Sky blue turban

• Dark grey quarter zip-up jacket

• Plaid shirt (previously described as a light-coloured plaid Ralph Lauren collared shirt)

• Dark grey jogging pants with a white stripe on the outside of both pant legs from the hip to the knee

• Black running shoes

• Silver and gold watch

Sanghera also has a faded black Ek Onkar symbol tattooed on the top of one of his hands.

“Mr. Sanghera’s family is very concerned about his well-being,” Cris Leykauf, public affairs manager for the Delta Police Department, said in a May 15 press release. “He is a frequent user of transit, but unfortunately our officers’ initial searches have not yielded any results. His family believes he may be travelling towards the temple at 140th Street and 84th Avenue in Surrey, but he has not yet been there today.”

DPD officers have been following up on all tips and information they have received.

Anyone who thinks they may have seen Sanghera or have information on his whereabouts is asked to call 604-946-4411.



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