Student’s whereabouts still a mystery
February 16, 2009 by Amy Reid
It has been almost three months since international Kwantlen student from India, Sahil Sharmaâ€™s disappearance and police still have no leads.
Before his disappearance Sharma was taking classes at the university, with a focus on Information Technology (IT).
After attending classes at the Surrey campus on Nov. 13 he never returned home, and authorities say he has â€œsimply vanished.â€
â€œWe did everything,â€ said Sgt. Roger Morrow of the Surrey RCMP. â€œWe did DNA, we did bank accounts, we did email, you name it â€“ we did it. Nothing to lead to where he couldâ€™ve gone or where he is.â€
In attempts to find Sharma, his parents have come to Canada with hopes that more publicity will reveal new information and help to locate their son.
On the morning of Jan. 29, Mr. and Mrs. Sharma were at the Surrey Detachment of the RCMP and met with various media outlets, asking the public to come forward with any information that may assist them in locating their son.
Since meeting with media, the Surrey RCMP received five tips from the public. Each of the tips were people stating that they saw him in different locations in the Lower Mainland. But all of the tips have proved to be of no value, confirmed Morrow.
Morrow said that police are remaining hopefully, adding that there is â€œhope is there for the family. But weâ€™ve come up dry again.â€
â€œI think the only follow-up further in the media will be finding him, one format or another.â€
Anyone with any tips or information is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP.