March 20, 2012

01/16/12: Mike Grefner, 34, Whistler, BC, Canada

Mike Grefner
Published: 2/23/12 5:12 p.m.   Revised: 3/20/12 8:54 p.m.
Last updated: 02/05/13 10:21 p.m.

Mike Grefner, 34, a well-known DJ in the popular ski resort town of Whistler, British Columbia, showed up at Garfinkel's nightclub around midnight. About an hour later, he took a taxi to the house of a female friend. He stayed about ten minutes, then left in a taxi (about 1:10 a.m.).

The woman's roommate told the media that Mike, who was drunk, had mentioned losing his wallet. The cab driver reported driving Mike around the village and back to Garfinkel's to pick up his jacket. Mike apparently did not pick up his jacket, but made two phone calls and one text message during this time.
 
At 1:58 a.m., the taxi driver dropped Mike off at his home and walked him to his door. Mike then called a female friend and talked for about 20 minutes. At 2:42, he tried to call a female friend, but there was no answer. He then made a series of calls between 4:02 and 5:15 a.m. (see the timeline), reaching one friend at 5 a.m. and speaking for about 10 minutes. She said he was in good spirits. It is unknown what Mike did or where he went after that.

Friends reported Mike Grefner missing on Wednesday, Jan. 18 when he did not show up for a shift at Whistler’s Maxx Fish nightclub, where he is a resident DJ, known as VS Zero.


Mike Grefner as DJ "VS Zero"


“It’s not possible that he would miss a DJ gig,” friend Robert Gorcak told the Vancouver Sun. “I’ve known him for seven years and that’s not something he would do. He’s meticulous when it comes to things like that. DJing music is his life.”

According to the Sun, "Grefner had been staying at a friend’s place in Whistler while she stayed with her boyfriend. His belongings had been left behind at the home."

"Grefner, who travels between Vancouver and Whistler often for DJ gigs, is a 'super optimist,' said Gorcak. 'He’s a very positive, karma kind of guy.'”


The Search for Mike Grefner

Authorities looked into the possibility that Mike was seen on Tuesday, January 17 sometime between 1 pm and 4 pm in the company of a woman with brown hair, of medium height and medium build at the Mile One cafĂ© in Pemberton. This sighting has not been confirmed with degree of certainty. RCMP are trying to locate the woman he was reportedly seen with. There is also reason to believe that Mike may have been spotted at the AG Market in Pemberton on Jan. 17.

 Police have confirmed that Mike’s phone was last turned on Tuesday, Jan. 17.

Recovery

On March 14, 2012, Whistler RCMP confirmed that human remains found in the woods by hikers near the Alpine Meadows subdivision on March 10 were those of Mike Grefner. The reamins were discovered around 4:40 p.m. on March 10 near Whistler Secondary School.

Investigators are still looking into what led to Grefner's death, but said that foul play does not appear to be involved.

On November 21, 2012, the BC Coroner's Service released a report stating that Mike Grefner had "ingested a toxic level of cocaine and went outside on one of the coldest nights of the year."

The next day, Pique News Magazine reported:
According to the coroner's report, Grefner's behavior on the night he went missing was consistent with intoxication and some witnesses say he was more intoxicated than they had ever seen him before. He was also not dressed for the weather, which dipped below -20 degrees. He was found wearing shoes, jeans and a long-sleeve shirt.
The exact cause of death is unknown or how much the cold weather contributed, but coroner Isis van Loon wrote that "Toxicology testing showed significant concentrations of cocaine and its byproducts at a high enough level to cause death." As well, low concentrations of alcohol were identified, but it's possible that alcohol played a greater role and the lower concentrations were the result of postmortem changes.

As for the cold, the coroner wrote that "extreme cold was a contributory factor."
Mike Grefner's death has been ruled accidental.

 
Case Details

Name/age: Mike Grefner, 34
Last seen: Jan. 16, 2012, around 12 a.m.
Physical Description: Caucasian, 34 years old, 6' 2" tall with a slim build. He has short curly brown hair, green eyes, an olive complexion, and is clean shaven. He has no tattoos or piercings.
Possibly wearing: Possibly wearing faded jeans with stitched white crosses on back pockets, navy blue T-shirt, black military-style hat.
Investigating Agency: RCMP, 604-932-3044
Links: Find Mike Grefner; Facebook


Sources

Duggan, Evan. (2012, March 14). Human remains in Whistler belonged to missing DJ, police confirm. Vancouver Sun. Retrieved March 2012.
 
Mitchell, Andrew (2012, November 22). Coroner says drugs contributed to DJ's death. Pique News Magazine. Retrieved February 5, 2013.

7 comments:

Kate said...

Webmaster - just announced today: another death in Wisconsin. Eric Duffy at UW-Stevens Point.

Here's another recent death: http://www.wiscnews.com/baraboonewsrepublic/news/local/article_bcb5e2cc-6662-11e1-ad5c-0019bb2963f4.html

Thank you SO much for maintaining this site! It's scary how much seems to be linked together.

Mbaz said...

Yes duffy is all too similar to philbins case and less than 80 m away. Methodology seems pretty fucking similar.

tennessee111 said...

Max Walker already went missing after Luke Homan on Jay Street. They got a report from an alleged concerned citizen calling themselves Dan Fisher.

"hello my name is Dan Fisher a colleague of Max and I saw Maxx hanging out by himself and whistling outside the Buckhead Saloon"


Max Fish is at 4232 Village Stroll, Whistler, BC- Stroll definition- To go for a leisurely WALK

Remains found Sea to Sky Highway

Walker and Luke Homan= Luke Sky Walker

Before that there was already Geesey at Club Millenium. Falcon and Olberding and where Olberding was at they were known to use Millenium towing. Falcon at Tick Tock Inn-Tick tack Tow. Also Justin Hayduk

before this they would already now things like I have below

Chris Olberding, 18, Cincinnati, Oh
Last seen: 10/2/04
Recovered: 10/8/04, Ohio River, Anderson Ferry
last seen about 5 days after( Nate Williams) went on fishing trip
Olberding worked at a Kroger store on (Harrison) Avenue in (Dent)
(hamil)ton County

and if you killed Chris Olberding in Cincinatti Ohio and dumped the body at Anderson Ferry ,you might as well kill Adam Falcon and later Maxx Walker in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

tennessee111 said...

The Philbin case has another potential fake witness or someone in on it. The security guard at Axle Tech. Alex in Spokane and Alex a meals on wheels volunteer were previous victims. One with middle name keyes and one a golden key winner. One with middle name maxwell and he was not long after a Maxwell grad. One drowned end of Rockwell. Car abandoned on rimmington,cleveland Circle victim,victim at theater and Green lantern playing-movie about a ring. Victim at Rosies. victim at fergus Falls. Flashers left on in abandoned cars. Ring around the Rosie a pocket full of posies ashes ashes we all fall down. There are also many other odd things like Beacon Street in Brighton and lamplighter Pub in Gas Town. The abandoned car was in Carbondale and the other on 310th street. 3/10 being the date of Rosie bar victim. The 310th victim was in Ottertail and otter is in his name.

Belinda Haynes said...

SO strange. It is weird how there are so many similaries. Many of these guys seem to be College Students. About average intelligence. Popular. Outgoing, Happy go lucky etc. Seem to be outdoorsy types. Athletic. Around the same height/ weight. Hair color. Clean cut. Usually, white. And many of them seem to me found with ID. As if someone wants them to be Identified. Something has to be up.

Belinda Haynes said...

Mean't above average intelligence.

Larina Perez said...

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