Marshal Iwaasa, a 26-year-old from Calgary, Alberta, vanished on November 17, 2019. He was last seen in Lethbridge, Alberta, and was supposed to be heading back to Calgary. However, he left behind few clues and many unanswered questions. Marshal was known for his quiet and reserved demeanor, and he had a close relationship with his family, especially his sister. He enjoyed outdoor activities and had a passion for fitness and bodybuilding.
The events leading up to Marshal’s disappearance started with his last known activities in Calgary. He then drove to Lethbridge to help his mother with a computer problem. After leaving her house, he planned to return to Calgary but stopped at the storage unit he shared with his sister first. He attempted multiple times to access the unit throughout the night and finally succeeded around 6 AM. This was the last confirmed sighting of him.
The investigation into Marshal’s disappearance initially started as a standard missing person case. However, it took a different turn when his burned-out truck was found in Pemberton, British Columbia, over 1,200 km away from Lethbridge.
Various items were scattered around the vehicle, including smashed cell phones, clothing, an expired passport, and gaming consoles that did not belong to Marshal. However, key items like his backpack, laptop, wallet, and current cell phone were missing.
The investigation has faced many challenges, including difficult terrain and accessibility issues at the truck’s location. There was also a lack of CCTV footage showing Marshal or his truck between Lethbridge and Pemberton, making it hard to trace his movements. Additionally, adverse weather conditions and communication issues between different police jurisdictions and the family hindered the investigation’s effectiveness.
Despite ongoing efforts by the family to push for a more thorough investigation, the case has not been reclassified as criminal. The family hired a private investigator who determined that the fire in Marshal’s truck was arson, but this finding did not change the police’s stance. The family launched a petition to have the case classified as criminal, but it was unsuccessful.
There have been leads and developments in the case, including a witness claiming to have seen Marshal and another missing person, Daniel Reoch, in a distressed state at a bar in Squamish, British Columbia. There were also items found at Marshal’s truck site that suggested a connection to Daniel’s case. However, there has been no significant breakthrough.
The case remains unresolved, and the lack of a criminal classification continues to be a point of contention. The family and the public are frustrated with the handling of the case and the withholding of information. Various theories have emerged online, but without concrete evidence and further investigation, the true circumstances of Marshal Iwaasa’s disappearance remain unknown.