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More mental health warrants issued as Coquitlam RCMP search for two missing people

This is the fourth and fifth warrants in the last two weeks issued under the BC Mental Health Act.

RCMP are concerned for the well-being of two individuals missing out of Coquitlam, and are turning to the public for help.

Today (March 10), warrants were issued under the BC Mental Health Act for Keith Cathcart and Christine Pootlass.

These are the fourth and fifth such warrants posted in the last two weeks after three men recently went missing and have since been returned to a "designated facility."

This is the same case for Cathcart and Pootlass.

Coquitlam RCMP spokesperson S/Sgt. Paul Vadik explains both may behave in ways that could present a risk to the public and themselves.

Efforts to locate either one have come up short, and if seen, witnesses are urged to not approach them and 911 immediately.

Cathcart was last seen around 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday (March 9), while Pootlass' last known sighting was Monday (March 7) around 8 p.m.

Cathcart is described as:

  • Indigenous
  • 26 years old
  • 5'10"
  • 300 pounds
  • Black hair
  • Brown eyes
  • Believed to be wearing...
    • Dark red hoodie
    • Blue jeans
    • Grey running shoes
    • Grey toque

Pootlass is described as:

  • Indigenous
  • 5'1"
  • 240 pounds
  • Black hair
  • Brown eyes
  • Believed to be wearing...
    • Red Adidas puffy jacket
    • White hoodie
    • Khaki pants
    • White running shoes
    • Black toque

Anyone with more information on Cathcart, Pootlass or their whereabouts is encouraged to call Coquitlam RCMP at 604-945-1550 and quote either of the following file numbers:

  • Cathcart = 2022-6097
  • Pootlass = 2022-5879