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Update 4: Missing Person Chi “John” Thien Tran, 20

Chi “John” Thien Tran, 20

File: 22-2535 

The Saint John Police continues their search for missing person Chi “John” Thien Tran. 

It is reported that: 

Chi Thien Tran, 20, also known as “John”, was last seen on Tuesday, May 3, 2022, at approximately 11:00 p.m. in the area of Parkwood Avenue in the North End of Saint John. 

Tran is described as 5’3”, 114 lbs, black hair and brown eyes. He may be wearing a black jacket, jeans, and black Adidas sneakers. He sometimes wears his hair in a ponytail at the top of his head.  

On May 17, 2022, at approximately 8:10 p.m., a black backpack was found on Bayshore Beach in the area of Sea Street in West Saint John. The backpack contained the identification of Chi “John” Thien Tran. There is evidence to believe that the backpack may have washed ashore.  

Since May 3, 2022, police have conducted a number of searches in the area of Magazine Street, Rockwood Park, Parkwood Avenue, Park Street, Cameron Court, Thornborough Street, Bayshore Beach and Sea Street. 

Furthermore, with the assistance of Tri-County Ground Search and Rescue, marine searches were conducted along the breakwater of Partridge Island and coastlines of Bayshore Beach, MacLarens Beach to Sheldon Point, Manawagonish Island, Red Head, Harbour Bridge and Reversing Falls areas. These searches have not yielded any further evidence.  

The Saint John Police are asking anyone who lives or works in the area or along the shorelines to search their properties, outbuildings and any available video surveillance footage.  

The Saint John Police and his family are concerned for his well-being.  

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Saint John Police Force at 1-506-648-3333, or if you wish to remain anonymous, contact Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or 1-800-222-T.I.P.S.  

See previous release dated May 19, 2022