"[He has] the functioning capacity of a youth between the ages of 12-15 years old," said RCMP spokesman Cpl. Dan Moskaluk in a press release on Nov. 13. "His family is very concerned for his well being due to his shy nature, adding that he lacks a degree of street smarts, [which] makes him more vulnerable then a typical 22-year-old."
The last confirmed sighting of Cooper was on November 3, 2010 in Prince George, BC, when RCMP checked and towed a vehicle in which Cooper was one of a few passengers. Though he had not yet been reported missing, officers did record his particulars at the time.
After appeals to the public were made, Corporal Dan Moskaluk, RCMP, said that someone came forward stating they gave a male matching Cooper's description a ride on November 7th and dropped him off at the Red Rock Fire Hall. The witness said he attempted to provide further assistance, but the male refused any help and carried on, walking away from the fire hall.
The search for Cooper ended tragically on Nov. 15, when his body was found by the PG Search and Rescue team in a ditch near the newly constructed weigh scales on Highway 97, 33 km north of Prince George, B.C.
There were no indications of foul play.
Name/age: Trevor Cooper, 22
Last seen: 10/31/10, Williams Lake, BC; last sighting on 11/7/10.
Recovered: 11/15/10, Prince George, BC
Residence: Williams Lake, BC
Physical Description: 5'8", 100 pounds, short brown hair, brown eyes, first nations decent. Last seen wearing a light blue hoodie, a white T-shirt, navy running shoes and a navy baseball cap.
Investigating Agency: RCMP 250-392-6211; or call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477.