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Couple missing for 20 years

By Michael Mui, 24 Hours Vancouver

Nick and Lisa Masee. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

Nick and Lisa Masee. (SUBMITTED PHOTO)

It’s been two decades since Nick and Lisa Masee were scheduled to show up at a downtown Vancouver meeting and never arrived.

A police search of their North Vancouver home later would find the couple’s belongings — wallet, keys and personal items — still there, and the couple’s car sitting parked.

The house wasn’t broken into. But still, police have delved into the family’s past and investigated to see if the family had any criminal connections.

All the leads have been exhausted, said Cpl. Richard De Jong. The investigation into why the couple disappeared on Aug. 11, 1994, however, remains active.

“Did this couple leave on their own volition and are living life in secrecy … or did they meet with foul play?” he said.

“Police went to the residence, really didn’t find anything that suggested foul play or intrusion — there was never a ransom note.”

The couple didn’t have any children together, De Jong said. But if they did go off on their own, it was not to the knowledge of Nick Masee’s son and daughter from a previous marriage.

At the time of their disappearance, Nick Masee had recently retired as a Bank of Montreal investment banker, and had been involved in stock promotion post-retirement.

Nick would be 75 years old today and his wife, Lisa, would be 59.

Police ask the public to call 604-985-1311 with tips.


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