For the first time in four years, no public vigil was held in honour of a 26-year-old Calgary man who disappeared from Lethbridge. Today marks the four- year anniversary of Marshal Iwaasa’s disappearance. On November 17th, 2019, Iwaasa left his mother’s home in Lethbridge. He told her he had to go to his rented storage unit located on the city’s north side to gather some computer equipment. He disappeared into the night and was never seen or heard from again. A week later his truck was found torched in the backcountry near Pemberton, British Columbia.
Over the past four-years his mysterious case has become widely publicized in specials on CBS, Paramount+ and Discovery+, not to mention countless newscasts and podcasts.
Marshal’s mother, Tammy Johnson, says it’s shocking that this many years later there are still no clues to solving his case.
“It is just unbelievably disappointing and really unbelievable, just truly unbelievable that we still don’t have any more answers than what we had four years ago,” says Johnson. “Like, it’s just at a stand-still. You know we have lots of people who are very interested in Marshal’s case – and you know, it’s hard to believe that nothing has come out of all the media and everything that – that we’ve put out there. But what happened – we still haven’t got a clue.”
Johnson says the family chose not to do a public vigil this year because of the emotional toll it takes to organize. She did, however, create a personalized video for her son and posted it on the Find Marshal Iwaasa Facebook page.