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UPDATE: Police locate missing man last seen in Enderby

RCMP found Eli Samuel Vandevoort safe
Eli Samuel Vandevoort has been missing since 9 p.m. Jan. 1, 2023. (RCMP photo)

UPDATE Jan. 9:

Eli Vandevoort has been found.

The 36-year-old was reported issing from Enderby, having last been seen on New Year’s Day.

Vernon North Okanagan RCMP report that he has since been located safe.



Police are asking the public for help in locating a 36-year-old missing man who was last seen in the Enderby area on New Year’s Day.

Eli Samuel Vandevoort was last seen on Jan. 1 at 9 p.m. on 3rd Avenue in Enderby.

Vandevoort is described as an Indigenous male standing five-foot-eleven and weighing 154 pounds with long brown hair and brown eyes.

The Vernon North Okanagan RCMP says police are concerned for Vandevoort’s health and well-being.

Anyone with information on Vandevoort’s whereabouts is urged to contact their local police, remain anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or leave a tip online at

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