Lake Cowichan’s Mo Gulmond Shah went missing on August 13, 1992. (File photo)

Niece of Lake Cowichan man missing since 1992 suspects foul play

Lake Cowichan man missing since 1992

The family of Lake Cowichan’s Mo Gulmond Shah is still seeking answers to his disappearance more than 26 years later.

Shah, who was reportedly in good health at the time, went missing on Aug. 13, 1992, when he was 34 years old.

He had gone on a bike ride down towards Skutz Falls at 8:30 p.m. that day, and was not seen again.


It was well known that Shah enjoyed mountain biking.

On the evening of his disappearance, he was seen by more than one person as he parked his pick-up and rode away towards Skutz Falls.

The police at the time found no clues as to what happened to Shah.

In an interview about the case in 2012, Lake Cowichan RCMP Sgt. Dave Voller, who was in charge of the file at the time, said there is no hard and fast evidence of foul play, but he found it odd that there was no evidence left behind at the scene that would indicate that Shah rode off the road or fell into the river.

Shah’s niece Saleena Samra said friends and family of Shah spent a day recently searching the area where he went missing in the hope that they could find something that could provide some answers to his disappearance.

Unfortunately, nothing was recovered in the search.

“The area was pretty grown over since 1992, and it was disheartening that we couldn’t find anything to help in our search for answers,” Samra said.

“I think foul play was involved in my uncle’s disappearance and I think someone out there must know something about this. If anyone knows anything about his disappearance, we’re asking that they come forward. We need some closure after all these years.”

RCMP spokeswoman Tammy Douglas said the file on Shah remains open at the Lake Cowichan RCMP detachment, but there is no new information at this time.

“If anyone has any information regarding this missing person file, they are asked to contact the Lake Cowichan RCMP at 250-749-6668, or if they wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477),” she said.

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