POLICE – Family of man missing 40 years offers reward for information

Over 40 years after Lawrence Wellington Allard was reported missing, Kamloops RCMP and family members are making a plea for information on his disappearance.

Lawrence Allard.

Allard, who was born in 1940, was reported missing by his mother on Sept. 26, 1977.  The police investigation revealed that he had last been seen in November 1975 in Kamloops.  He had been living in Kamloops with his mother on Tamarac Avenue before his disappearance.

The initial investigation and subsequent interviews of family members, friends and witnesses over the years has not revealed any specifics of Lawrence’s disappearance.  RCMP have no evidence of why or how he disappeared.

At the time of his disappearance, Allard was 35 years old. He would be 77 years old now. Lawrence is First Nations and frequently stayed with friends on the Kamloops Indian Reserve.

The file remains open.  Cpl. Jodie Shelkie said today (Monday, April 23, 2018) the Kamloops RCMP Serious Crime Unit will follow up on all leads and tips received regarding the disappearance.

At the time ofA llard’s disappearance, there were no leads or tips from the public.  Most of his friends and associates that were spoken to at the time of his disappearance are now deceased.

It is the RCMP’s hope that by bringing forward Larry Allard’s name, new information may be brought to light.  And, in an effort to get much needed closure, the family is offering a private reward for information leading to the discovery of his remains, Shelkie said.  His family is solely responsible for the administration of the private reward.

Anyone with any information is asked to call Kamloops RCMP at 250-828-3000.


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