Skip to content

Criminality suspected in case of missing Vernon man

RCMP again appealing to public following May 2021 disappearance

The Vernon North Okanagan RCMP’s Serious Crimes Unit is continuing to investigate the disappearance of Rory McDonald and are once again asking the public for assistance.

Criminality is suspected in the disappearance of McDonald, who was 59-years-old when he was last seen in the 3300-block of 35th Ave. on May 16, 2021.

His family is still searching for answers as to what happened to him.

“The family says that Rory had a motto - Everyone is good people – and are making a plea to the public with the hopes that anyone with information related to Rory’s disappearance will do the right thing and come forward to the police,” media relations officer Const. Chris Terleski said.

Investigators are once again releasing photos of McDonald and two vehicles believed to be associated to his disappearance, with the hopes of gathering additional information that may assist in furthering the investigation.

McDonald is approximately six-feet-five-inches tall, weighs 230 pounds, has short white hair, a moustache and goatee and has a tattoo of a unicorn on his left bicep.

He was last seen wearing a black T-shirt with a Volcom Storm logo on the front, blue jeans which may have been rolled up below the knee, grey/black skater style shoes and carrying a large black back pack.

The two vehicles believed to be associated with McDonald’s disappearance are a 2002 Volkswagen Passat, spray painted black and partly gold or tan in colour and a 2004 grey Honda Accord.

“Police are specifically looking for witnesses who may have seen the above two vehicles in any rural or remote locations within the North Okanagan area between May 16 and May 21, 2021,” Terleski said.

Anyone with information in regards to the whereabouts of McDonald, or the two vehicles above are asked to contact the local police at (250) 545-7171. You can also remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, or by leaving a tip online at

READ MORE: Suspected foul play in Vernon man’s disappearance

READ MORE: Body found in Kamloops river confirmed to be Vernon man


Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

and subscribe to our daily newsletter.

Jennifer Smith

About the Author: Jennifer Smith

Vernon has always been my home, and I've been working at The Morning Star since 2004.
Read more