Missing Langley man’s body found in Hope

The body of 59-year-old Dan Rikkinen was found on Sunday in the Hope area.

Dan Rikkinen has been missing since Nov. 22.

Dan Rikkinen has been missing since Nov. 22.

The family of missing Langley man Dan Rikkinen are in mourning, after Hope RCMP discovered his body on Sunday evening.

Rikkinen was found in his burned-out pickup truck in the Hope area. Forensic specialists were called in to make the identification, confirmed Cpl. Len Vannieuwenhuizen of the Upper Fraser Valley Regional RCMP.

“The matter is still under investigation, but foul play is not suspected,” he said.

Rikkinen went missing on Nov. 22 after visiting his wife at Langley Memorial Hospital. Family members told the media that he had just celebrated his 59th birthday and had made plans for the weekend, but left without a trace after making a large withdrawal of cash from a bank the next day.

He had plans to move to Vancouver Island with his wife after she got out of hospital.

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