The family of convicted serial killer Robert Pickton’s last victim is once again searching Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside (DTES).
Colten Therrin Fleury, 16, was reported missing in Prince George May 4.
Uncle Jason Fleury said his nephew left home May 3 and never returned.
There have been unconfirmed sightings of Colten in Prince George, New Hazelton, Prince Rupert and Vancouver.
Jason’s sister, Mona Wilson, was Pickton’s last victim.
She vanished from the DTES in November 2001.
Pickton was convicted of second-degree murder in her death and those of five other DTES women.
RCMP said there are no signs of foul play in Colten’s disappearance.
Jason said Colten might have headed for the centre of B.C.’s ongoing overdose crisis due to his methamphetamine addiction.
Jason called Colten quiet and “easily misled.”
“He’s a follower, not a leader.”
Jason’s message for Colten: “Call your mom.”
He’s driven from Rocky Mountain House, Alberta for his search.
Jason said Colten has been sighted at The Aboriginal Front Door centre on Main Street, at the Vancouver Area Network of Drug Users, attracted by promises of free cannabis, and on Granville Street.
Jason said his travels through the DTES with its rampant drug problems and omnipresent missing people posters depress him.
“What kind of chance in life is this kid going to have?” Jason asked. “Is he going to be just another statistic?”
RCMP said Colten’s disappearance is unusual behaviour for him.
Colten is described as aboriginal, 5 foot eight inches tall and 120 pounds with brown eyes and short brown hair.