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UPDATED: Missing Pictou County man found dead

78-year-old Wallace Harry MacLean
78-year-old Wallace Harry MacLean - Contributed
MERIGOMISH, N.S. —

UPDATED FEBRUARY 18

The RCMP has located the body of 78-year-old Wallace Harry  MacLean, who was reported missing from Merigomish on Feb. 13.  

At approximately 4 p.m. on Feb. 17, the man's truck was located near Mill Rd. in Upper Barney's River. He was located nearby and was deceased.  

“The investigation into the death is continuing and we have not made a determination about any criminality at this time,” a release from the RCMP stated.  

UPDATED

RCMP Cpl. Jennifer Clarke said police have had a few tips come in but officers have still not been able to locate 78-year-old Wallace MacLean or his truck.

An RCMP helicopter was used earlier this week in the search, but did not find anything.

Clarke said if they could narrow the search down to a specific area, they would do a ground search, but they haven't been able to do that yet.

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Police are asking for the public’s help locating 78-year-old Wallace Harry MacLean, who was last seen on Feb. 7. 

Police say they are concerned for his safety. MacLean is believed to have left a residence on Shore Rd. in Merigomish in his 2009 light blue Chevrolet Silverado extended cab pick-up truck bearing Nova Scotia license plate FZF084. It is not known where he was headed that day.  

MacLean is described as white, 5-foot-11, and grey hair and hazel eyes, and he wears glasses. A clothing description is not available at this time. He is known to frequent coffee shops in the area.  

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Wallace MacLean is asked to contact Pictou District RCMP at 902-755-4141. Should you wish to remain anonymous call Nova Scotia Crime Stoppers toll free at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), submit a secure web tip at www.crimestoppers.ns.ca, or use the P3 Tips App. 

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