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Brian Douglas Faughnan
Missing Person

Whistler BC July 12, 2002

If you are coming to this page becaue you are looking for help with your own missing person search, please also see this page created especially for you:

Guide for Friends & Families of Lost Persons

The blog is updated periodically.

My brother Brian, then age 35, left the Shoestring Lodge in the mid-morning of Friday July 12, 2002.  He asked for directions to the Rainbow Mountain trailhead. He was never seen again. The search started about four days later.

We don't know if he really started up Rainbow trail, though that is where we searched. If he had been hiking, he would have gone off trail and he might have tried for Rainbow Peak. Solo off-trail scrambling in the Canadian Rockies is risky, he most likely fell and died off trail. However, we don't know that he ever made it to any trail. Perhaps he was abducted while hitchiking to a trailhead. We've uncovered no evidence of suicidal intent, nor of a desire or motive to disappear. His friends and family would like to know what happened to him.

RCMP, Whistler
Reference File# 02-4306
switchboard: 604-932-3044, fax: 604-905-1961

Or contact John Faughnan. My cell is 651-336-5548, my email is

If you'd like to learn more, these documents may help (especially the first):

Brian Faughnan, June 2002. Click for larger image.