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UPDATED: MISSING PERSON • William (Willy) Lynskey • Whistler, British Columbia • 21 Years Old

UPDATED: MISSING PERSON • William (Willy) Lynskey • Whistler, British Columbia • 21 Years Old

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Please help us spread the word about William (Willy) Lynskey out of Whistler, British Columbia by sharing this report.

UPDATE: 2018-05-02 – It is with a heavy heart that the British Columbia Missing Report advises that according to the RCMP, Willy Lynskey was discovered deceased in Banff, Alberta. We would like to thank everyone who assisted by either searching or sharing this report. Our thoughts are with his family and loved ones at this time.

UPDATE: 2018-03-15 – Message from Willy Lynskey’s mother Heather Lynskey for Willy:

“To my son Willy Lynskey: if you are able to see this, please know that we love you, want you in our lives, and it only takes one word from you to get communication started. I love you so much! Please reach out!”

UPDATE: 2018-03-15 – Employees from the Food Resource Centre in Banff, Alberta stated that they are positive they had seen and spoken to Willy approximately September 7, 2017. They said that they provided him with donated clothing which included a brown checkered shirt, a puffy vest with horizontal stitching, a larger sized Osprey backpack and a pair of newer Timberland boots. 

UPDATE: 2018-03-14 – On March 9. 2018 the Facebook page set up for Willy Lynskey received a tip that his ID had been found at Cascade Plaza in Banff, Alberta. The tip was sent to the RCMP who discovered that his ID had been turned into the Cascade Plaza janitorial management in approximately November 2017. With this new information Willy’s mother immediately flew to Banff in order to look for him. She has dispersed posters and spoken to various people but has had no solid leads. There was an unconfirmed report that Willy may have spoken to someone in Banff and had indicated going to Saskatchewan to work on a farm. There has also been unconfirmed reports that he may go as far as Halifax, Nova Scotia. 


WHISTLER — The Whistler RCMP is asking for the local public’s assistance in locating missing 21 year old William (Willy) Lynskey out of the Whistler, British Columbia area.

Willy was last seen at his apartment in Vancouver on the evening of April 11, 2017.

CCTV showed Willy boarding a Greyhound bus to Edmonton alone around 7 p.m. on April 12. He checked into Century Casino and Hotel the following day. 

There was a cellphone ping around Calgary on April 14. That was enough for Vancouver police to deem him safe and close their investigation. But the Lynskey family has still not heard from Willy.

The Lynskeys have received no word from their son. His social media and bank accounts haven’t been active, and none of his friends have heard from him. The Whistler RCMP opened its own missing persons file in May.

“All of our efforts to confirm his well-being since that point have been negative,” said Whistler RCMP Staff Sgt. Paul Hayes. “We can’t say if he’s in Edmonton, Calgary or if he’s back in British Columbia, so we are looking for an appeal of help for anybody who has information they can share about Mr. Lynskey and his whereabouts since April of this year.”

The photos show Willy as he last appeared. Be advised that his appearance may have changed over the last few months, whether in weight, hairstyle or other. 


Willy is described as:

• GENDER: Male.
• ETHNICITY: Caucasian.
• HAIR: Brown.
• EYES: Hazel.
• HEIGHT: 200 +/-
• WEIGHT: 6 feet 2 inches.
• OTHER: When last seen, he had a full beard and short hair.

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Do you know something?

If you have any information in regards to Willy’s whereabouts, you are being asked to contact the Whistler RCMP at (604) 932-3044 immediately quoting file #2017-2737.

Want to stay anonymous?

If you wish to remain anonymous with your information, you are welcome to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS(8477), or submit your tip online at http://bccrimestoppers.com/.

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