RNC Continue to Search for Missing Person

RNC is continuing their missing persons investigation for Melvin Hillier.

64-year-old Melvin Hillier was originally reported missing to police after being last seen leaving his home in Torbay at 11:00 am on Sunday, September 23, 2018.

Investigators have determined that Hillier was last seen boarding the Bell Island Ferry on the Bell Island Side for the 1:45 pm crossing.

When the ferry docked on the Portugal Cove side, Hillier’s vehicle, a blue Ford F-150, was located abandoned on board and there was no signs that Hillier had walked off of the ferry.

Investigators believe that it’s possible Hillier may have fallen from the ferry during the crossing.

Investigators are interested in speaking with anyone who was on the crossing at the time and observed anything that could be connected with Hillier’s disappearance.

Anyone with information on the disappearance is asked to call the RNC at 729-8000 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).