Timothy Mackness was last seen on Sept. 20. He is described as a slender 59-year-old Caucasian man who stands at six feet tall. (Courtesy Saanich Police Department)

Timothy Mackness was last seen on Sept. 20. He is described as a slender 59-year-old Caucasian man who stands at six feet tall. (Courtesy Saanich Police Department)

UPDATE: Timothy Mackness last seen in Saanich on Sept. 20

59-year-old considered high-risk missing person

Saanich police are asking for the public’s help in finding Victoria man, Timothy Mackness, who was reported missing on Sept. 26.

Mackness was last seen near Quadra Street and McKenzie Avenue in Saanich at around 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 20. He was wearing hospital-style pants and a blue hoodie.

According to police, Mackness is considered to be a high-risk missing person. Under B.C.’s provincial policing standards, a “high-risk missing person” can be an individual whose well-being is in danger as a result of physical or mental illness, addiction, disability or age.

While Victoria police were initially responsible for the investigation, it was later determined that Mackness was last seen in Saanich.

“The Saanich Police Detective Division now has conduct of this missing person investigation,” Saanich police temporary media spokesperson, Sgt. Damian Kowalewich, said in a release. “Detectives are working diligently to locate Mackness. Any help from the public is appreciated.”

Mackness is described as a 59-year-old Caucasian man who’s six feet tall with a slender build. He has blue eyes and brown hair.

Anyone who sees him is asked to call 911 immediately.

Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts is asked to call Saanich police at 250-475-4321.

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