The Doe Network:
Case File 3328DMBC


Robert Van Hoven
Missing since November 14, 1997 from North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Classification: Endangered Missing

Vital Statistics

Circumstances of Disappearance
Van Hoven was last seen on the night of November 14, 1997, when he left his parents' 40th wedding anniversary party in Burnaby, to return to his boat, which was docked at the Lynnwood Marina.
Van Hoven took a taxi from the party to his boat, which was docked inside a boat shed, saying he planned to sleep there.
It was the last time anyone saw him.

The next day, a neighboring boat-shed owner found Van Hoven's duffel bag - which he had with him when he left the party -on the dock between the two boat shelters.
Van Hoven was reported missing on the Tuesday that followed the weekend when he didn't show up for work.

Police went to the boat and found a package of soaking wet cigarettes on the dock inside the boat shed. Damage to a post inside the shed was also noticed. There was no sign of any entry to the boat itself.
Police don't know what happened to Van Hoven but have never ruled out foul play.

If you have any information concerning this case, please contact:

North Vancouver RCMP
Cst. Waldron

Source Information:
North Shore News
RCMP Media

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