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Wood Buffalo RCMP investigate case of man missing since February 2020

Photo of Brian Ken Whitehead provided by Wood Buffalo RCMP.

FORT MCMURRAY – Wood Buffalo RCMP hope the public can help find a man who has been missing for nearly two years.

Brian Ken Whitehead, 53, was last seen on Franklin Avenue in Fort McMurray in February of 2020.

Police say he has issues with both legs, often spends time in downtown Edmonton, and is known to hitchhike.

Whitehead is described as follows:

  • Medium complexion
  • Salt and pepper hair
  • Brown eyes
  • Medium build
  • 5’ 9” tall
  • 230 lbs


Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact Wood Buffalo RCMP at 780-788-4040. Anonymous tips can be provided via Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or www.tipsubmit.com.