House fire linked to man's disappearance

Prince George RCMP have now deemed suspicious the disappearance of a local man after confirming that he owns a modular home where a fire broke out.

Police said Friday A black 2004 Ford F-150 pickup truck owned by the man, Robert Poulin, 54, was also found when at 11 p.m. on Fri., Dec. 28, police and firefighters were called to the scene of the blaze at 4416 Greenwood St.

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First reported missing on Jan. 2, police had said he was last seen the night of the fire driving around in the Hart with his poodle inside.

Police are now asking for the public's help regarding where Poulin's truck may have been in the days prior.

Specifically, they are seeking any witnesses or vehicle dash camera footage that was obtained on the following dates:

- Thurs., Dec. 27 from 5 a.m. to 3 p.m. between Chetwynd and Fort St John. A white canopy was on the back of the truck at this time, RCMP said.

- Fri., Dec. 28, from midnight to 9 p.m. between Fort St John and Prince George. The canopy was no longer on the truck.

Poulin is described as Caucasian, 6'2" tall and weighing 188 pounds with short brown hair and green eyes. He may also have been wearing a blue winter jacket.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Cpl. Meghan Driscoll at 250-561-3300 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

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