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Candlelight vigil held for Calgary man missing since mid-November

CALGARY (660 NEWS) — A candlelight vigil was held Friday for a Calgary man missing since mid-November.

The search for Marshal Iwaasa has perplexed many. Iwaasa was last seen by family in Lethbridge on November 17.

He had told his family that he would be returning to Calgary, something that never ended up happening.

One week later, on November 25, Iwaasa’s truck was found burnt-out in the B.C. backcountry near Pemberton. Roughly 1,100 kilometres from where he was last seen.

Family filed a missing person’s report for Iwaasa and after just a short time of searching, those efforts were called off due to poor weather conditions.

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Roughly one week after RCMP called off their search efforts, police in Lethbridge said they would be conducting an investigation themselves into Iwaasa’s disappearance.

Now, nearly 7 weeks after Iwaasa was last seen, his family celebrated his 27th birthday by holding a candlelight vigil.

Posted by Kassi Iwaasa on Friday, January 3, 2020

The family said they hope the vigil will continue to exercise the memories of those who may have crossed paths with Marshal. They also used the time to encourage people to keep their eyes out further than just B.C. and Alberta.

Iwaasa’s mother, Tammy Johnson, said during the vigil they believe Marshal could be anywhere by now, so no lead is too small.

Iwaasa is described as 5’11, roughly 170lbs, with brown eyes and shoulder-length brown hair.

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He was last seen wearing a green hoodie, grey toque, red hi-top shoes, and black pants.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Iwaasa is asked to contact Lethbridge police at 403-328-4444.