Test results have proved that a Surrey man is not Michael Dunahee, who disappeared as a child 22 years ago in on Vancouver Island.
Dunahee vanished from Blanshard Elementary School in Victoria in 1991 when he was just four.
It sparked one of the biggest investigations of its kind in Canadian history, with sightings reported around the world generating 11,000 tips.
Recently, someone reported to Victoria police that a man with a striking similarity to Dunahee was living in Surrey.
Victoria police interviewed the man and are asking for a blood sample to rule him out as the missing boy.
Victoria Police Const. Michael Russell said this week police have ruled out that the man earlier raised as a possibility is Dunahee.
At the time it was raised that he was possibly Dunahee, the Surrye man posted his ordeal on the non-hockey section of Canucks.com
“I don’t know what to think, part of me thinks it could be but others don’t, I just want them to take my DNA and figure this out,” he wrote under the name Canuckels. “And with my mom passing away recently doesn’t shed any light on me but we will see soon enough, I’m undicided.”
The forum topic thread has since been removed from the site out of concerns for the man’s privacy.
Victoria Police said at the beginning of the investigation they didn’t believe the man was Dunahee, and that they’re just ruling it out.
It is just one of several requests by the Victoria Police Department for individual’s DNA samples to rule them out.
Anyone with possible information about the missing man’s whereabouts can share it at the Missing Kids website.