Abbotsford Police are investigating a possible abduction after an 18-year-old high school student went missing for 12 hours overnight on Tuesday, and after a 911 call reported he was in trouble.
The APD spent the night searching for Sayed Mohsin Shah after his friend called police saying that he had received a panicked phone call from Shah around 7 p.m.
Shah told his friend he was in trouble and that his family and police should be contacted.
Shah was found by police at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday morning after he called APD saying he and his vehicle were at No. 3 Road and South Parallel Road in rural Abbotsford, said Const. Ian MacDonald.
The teen did not appear to be seriously injured when officers arrived, and major crime detectives are interviewing Shah to determine what happened, said MacDonald.
The APD, family and friends tried to contact Shah on his cell phone overnight with no success.
No one purporting to be kidnappers phoned the family.
"The only contact we've had is from Shah himself," said MacDonald.
"And until we debrief him, we won't know for sure what happened."
Investigators have erected tarps around the area where Shah and his vehicle, a 2005 Acura MDX, were found to preserve any possible evidence of a crime.
Shah left his family's Blueridge Drive home Tuesday night to attend a business meeting at a local hotel but failed to arrive.
Shah does not have any history with police, said MacDonald.
"He's not a person we've had negative interactions with previously," he said.