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Family of missing Vancouver man announces $20,000 reward

Around 200 people showed up to help search for him.

Update May 19, 2023:

Ikbal's remains were discovered in the water near the Plaza of Nations in False Creek on Thursday (May 18).

The BC Coroners Service is currently investigating and the cause of Ikbal's death has not been determined.

The Vancouver Police Department is also continuing its investigation into Ikbal's disappearance. 

Original story May 6, 2023:

Around 200 people showed up to help search for a man that went missing last week. 

Irshaad Ikbal was last seen at the Harbour Event Centre around 2 a.m. on April 29. 

An "extensive investigation" into his disappearance is underway which police say includes a video review of the area Ikbal was last seen, a review of his bank records and his social media accounts, and several interviews with those that were with him, as well as a search of False Creek waters.

“It is extremely troubling and is out of character for Irshaad to have gone so long without speaking to his family, friends and co-workers,” says Cnst. Tania Visintin, Vancouver Police Department (VPD).

Today, May 6, a week since Ikbal went missing, his family announced a $20,000 reward to whoever finds him.

Anyone who has any information is asked to contact Vancouver Police Missing Person Unit at 604-717-2530 or email vpd.missing@vpd.ca. If an individual wishes to remain anonymous they can contact Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or www.solvecrime.ca.

With files from Allie Turner and Brendan Kergin