Name :


Case : BC-MM-2012-08-01652


Date Of Disappearance : August 26, 2012
Location Of Disappearance : Vancouver, British Columbia
Age At Disappearance : 23 years
Height (estimate) : 178 cm (5’10”)
Weight (estimate) : 82 kg (180 lbs)
Hair Colour : Brown – naturally curly
Eye Colour : Brown
Gender : Male
Race : Caucasian
Aliases : Robbie


Dental Information : Unknown
Medical Information : Unknown
Notable Identifiers :

Head – unspecified scar on head

Clothing/Jewelry : Unknown
Other Personal Items : Unknown
Additional Information :

Robert left Ontario to move to Vancouver, B.C. At the time of his disappearance, he was living mainly in West and North Vancouver in shelters and on the streets. The last known sighting of Robert was in the area of Gilford Street and Beach Avenue.

According to Robert’s grandmother, she last spoke with him on September 6, 2012. He disappeared shortly after. On the 18th, a man identifying himself as Robert Aubrey-Maxwell checked into a Salvation Army shelter. He did not have any identification and told staff members that it had been stolen seven months earlier.

Police located a man believed to be Robert a short time later.  He said that he went missing voluntarily and did not wish to have contact with his family.  Eventually, police learned that the man with whom they spoke, was not the real Robert Aubrey-Maxwell.  He was the person who had stolen Robert’s identity – Jason Steadman.  The two men bore a very strong resemblance to one another – it was so strong that Robert’s grandmother believed the two to be the same man.

On May 2015, Edmonton Police began an investigation into the disappearance of Dwayne Demkiw after finding his car on fire in Calgary.  Mr. Demkiw’s remains were located in a wooded area near Innisfail on April 5th, 2016.  In February 2019, Jason Steadman was convicted in the murder of Dwayne Demkiw and sentenced to 25 years in prison.

Robert Aubrey-Maxwell remains missing.  Foul play is strongly suspected in his disappearance.

Contact :

Vancouver Police – Missing Person Unit
Phone: 604-717-2530

Case Reference : VPD 2013-21832
Source Links :

Vancouver Police Department – Missing Persons
Globe and Mail – May 16, 2018 Edition

Last Modified : September 13, 2019

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