RCMP look for person of interest in search for missing Alberta couple

The RCMP says it is looking for a “person of interest” in its investigation of the disappearance 13 days ago of an Alberta couple.

Travis Edward Vader

Travis Edward Vader

EDMONTON — The RCMP says it is looking for a “person of interest” in its investigation of the disappearance 13 days ago of an Alberta couple.

Police say they are looking for Travis Edward Vader, 38, who may be armed and is considered dangerous.

Assistant Commissioner Peter Hourihan says Vader should not be approached and people should contact police if they have any information about him.

Hourihan acknowledged Mounties have made mistakes in their search for Lyle and Marie McCann, and added that one officer has been reassigned.

Critics say Mounties botched the probe when the couple’s burned-up motorhome was found on July 5 and then failed to deal properly with tipsters in Prince George, B.C., who say they saw the couple’s missing Hyundai SUV.

The McCanns were last seen filling their motorhome with gas near Edmonton on July 3 while on their way to visit family in B.C.