A man who walked out of his Langley home and vanished in 1964 is the subject of one of the local RCMP’s oldest missing persons investigations.
A man known as Raymon Shaw disappeared on Nov. 25, 1964, leaving the house in the 20900 block of 48th Avenue that he shared with his wife of less than a year. He had told his wife that he was going to the bank and would be home around 7:30 p.m.
He never returned. His vehicle was found three weeks later in Vancouver, on Beatty Street, said Cpl. Holly Largy, spokesperson for the Langley RCMP.
Investigators don’t believe Shaw came to bad end.
Police quickly uncovered the fact that he had also gone by the names John Adams and Walter Brian. He appears to have been a fraudster who married women to swindle them out of their money.
Shaw was seen after his disapparance in the Okanagan area, using aliases.
Shaw told his Langley wife that he was born in New Brunswick in 1914, and there was a suggestion that his mother’s maiden name was Casey, but none of those leads turned up any clues.
In 1964, he worked as a plumber in the White Rock area, and was described as a quiet man who inspired confidence in others.
Although Shaw is very likely dead – he would be 103 if he was honest about his date of birth – police are hoping to close the file on the disapparance, perhaps by locating some of his descendents.
A photograph of Shaw has been located, and police are hoping someone may recognize and remember him.
Anyone with information that can help police determine what happened to Shaw is asked to call the Langley RCMP at 604-532-3200.