The Surrey RCMP Missing Persons Unit has actually received some leads to pursue after "dusting the cobwebs" off the city's oldest missing persons case last week.
Humphrey 'Albert' Wilkinson would be 84 today. He was 30 years old when he was reported missing on Jan. 29, 1957.
'Albert' W Wilkinson worked as a carpenter at the Martin Paper Company in New Westminster but didn't pick up his last paycheque. He lived alone in North Surrey, with his dog. He also worked parttime as a commercial fisherman, liked to wear expensive clothes and was an avid cartoonist.
His 86-year-old sister still holds out hope she might learn what happened to him.
Since the RCMP went public with his case last week, once again, they've received a few tips. The best one is probably from a man in Montreal who thinks he might have bought property from Wilkinson in the 1960s.
"We'll take as much help as we can get," said Cpl. Holly Turton, of the Missing Persons Unit.