Suspect sought after hitchhiking incident

RCMP released a sketch of a male suspect who was driving a minivan near Kispiox when a female hitchhiker jumped from the moving vehicle.

  • Jan. 30, 2013 5:00 p.m.
RCMP released a sketch on Dec. 24

RCMP released a sketch on Dec. 24

RCMP have released a sketch of a male suspect who was the driver of a minivan near Kispiox, B.C. when a female hitchhiker jumped from the moving vehicle.

On Dec. 24, 2012, the man picked up the hitchhiker near Kispiox, B.C. at around 12:30 p.m., but ignored the woman’s pleas to let her out of the vehicle when she became uncomfortable. Instead, he continued driving in the opposite direction of her destination.

When the driver slowed to cross a bridge, the young woman jumped from the moving van and the man did not stop. He was last seen in the Hagwilget area of Highway 62, driving towards Highway 16.

RCMP are now searching for the suspect, who is described as a Caucasian male between 40 and 50 years old, heavy set, with grey hair, dark brown glasses and wearing a jean jacket.

RCMP continue to interview witnesses and are asking anyone with information in regards to this investigation to contact Constable Kim or Sergeant Pelley at the New Hazelton RCMP detachment at 250.842.5244. To remain anonymous, RCMP advise the public to call Crimestoppers at 1.800.222.TIPS (8477).