UPDATE: Search for Derek Kruger, missing from Port Hawkesbury, continues

October 5, 2023, Port Hawkesbury, Nova Scotia…The search for Derek Kruger, who was reported missing from Port Hawkesbury is continuing.

On October 3, 2023, Derek Kruger, 78, was reported missing from Port Hawkesbury. Kruger was last seen at a gas station in Antigonish on September 29.

On October 4, at approximately 6:10 a.m., Colchester County District RCMP responded to a report of an abandoned vehicle on a logging road in Greenfield, Colchester County. RCMP officers learned that the vehicle, a red Mazda Miata, belonged to Kruger and was first observed in the area on September 30 by a member of the public. The member of the public reported the abandoned vehicle after seeing the RCMP media release concerning Kruger being missing.

Ground search and rescue teams were activated and a search of the area in Greenfield was started. The search was suspended at 10 p.m. yesterday evening and resumed this morning. 

Derek Kruger is described as 5-foot-4, with brown hair, wearing glasses and a hearing aid.

When someone goes missing, it has deep and far-reaching impacts for the person and those that know them. We ask that people spread the word through social media respectfully.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Kruger is asked to contact Inverness County District RCMP at 902-625-2220. 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.

File: 2023-1472245