Missing Person

BIGHETTY, Peter David
Date Last Seen: 1969-09-20
Lac Brochet, MB (approximately 6 miles south on Reindeer Lake)
Age at Disappearance: 24
Year of Birth: 1944
Race: Aboriginal
Gender: Male
Height: Unknown (Unknown)
Weight: Unknown (Unknown)
Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Brown
Distinguishing Features: Unknown
Clothing Worn at time of disappearance: Heavy clothing common for commercial fisherman; tall style rubber boots, rubberized pants and jacket
File #: 1969-0511
Agency: RCMP
Additional Information:
On Saturday September 20th, 1969 three commercial fishermen sold their catch, purchased groceries and departed Jackpine Island for Brochet via Reindeer Lake. BIGHETTY left in his own canoe and was ahead of two other men who were also travelling by canoe. The second canoe later had mechanical problems and had to stop on an island. The two men indicated that they had heard the other canoe and figured it was BIGHETTY coming back to look for them. However, they never saw BIGHETTY again. BIGHETTY's canoe was located in the lake in a vertical position 6 miles south of Brochet. It is presumed BIGHETTY drowned and no foul play is suspected in this matter.

If you have any information regarding the disappearance of this person please contact one of the following agencies:

Winnipeg RCMP at (204) 983-5461
email: ddiv_contact@rcmp-grc.gc.ca

Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477)