Family of missing Gibsons man urging people to come forward

The family of a Gibsons man who’s been missing since 2016 is appealing to people with information to come forward.

Dane Stanway, 27, was reported missing from his home on Gilmour Road in Gibsons on May 12, 2016.

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“The initial investigation determined that Stanway’s disappearance was suspicious in nature,” said the Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) in a release Nov. 18.

IHIT has been in charge of the case and the release said, “For over four years, investigators have explored various avenues of investigation to determine Stanway’s whereabouts but so far, he remains a missing person.”

Investigators suspect foul play, the release added.

IHIT is distributing a statement form Stanway’s mother, Dana Bosch, appealing for information about her son’s disappearance:

“Dane was the sweetest boy, a thoughtful and kind son, a loving supportive brother, a true friend. He is missed, so very missed by many,” the statement said.

“To those people out there who have information that could bring closure to us, I say to you we all have a choice in this life, every choice has an effect on you and the life of others.

“I know you are out there and that you know what happened to Dane. You heard or saw something. I know you know where my son’s body is. You have information and I know you are scared. You are a human being with a heart and I trust your heart knows what is right, to give the information that can set Dane’s family and friends free from this nightmare.”

Anyone with information is asked to contact IHIT at 1-877-551-IHIT (4448), or by email at or file an anonymous tip through Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).


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