Missing man’s family increases awareness of unique tattoos in hopes of identifying him

It’s a case that made headlines for over a year.  A Lethbridge man who had been living in Calgary went missing in November of 2019. The last place 26-year-old, Marshal Iwaasa was known to be, was in Lethbridge, Alberta in the early morning hours of Monday, November 18th, 2019, when he was leaving his storage locker.  A week later his truck was found torched in the backcountry near Pemberton, British Columbia.  But Marshal has never been found.  

Marshal’s case has been classified simply as a missing person’s case – but his family has strong suspicions that it could be criminal in nature. 

Marshal’s been missing now for more than a year and a half, but his sister Paige Fogan is still holding out hope that someone…somewhere has seen – or even knows something.   She joins BCN’s Jeannette Rocher to talk about new initiatives the family is taking this summer to raise awareness about Marshal’s disappearance including highlighting his unique tattoos in photos in the hopes of someone identifying him. 

If anyone has any information on Marshal’s whereabouts please contact:

Lethbridge Police Service: 403-327-2210 Reference Case#: CA19030078

Crime stoppers: 1-800-222-TIPS(8477) or online at https://www.canadiancrimestoppers.org/tips

the National Centre for Missing Persons and Unidentified Remains:


Jeannette Rocher

Born in Puerto Rico, raised in Minnesota and Manitoba, Jeannette has had the opportunity to live in a variety of places including New York, Arizona, and Nevada. After completing college and a paid internship with CBC Winnipeg, Jeannette embarked on her journalism career by moving overseas to take a job on the island of Saipan in the Northern Mariana Islands. While overseas she covered stories in Fiji, Guam and Japan including the 2011 tsunami that hit Japan and its surrounding islands. She covered a mass shooting, an Earth quake, murder cases and other substantial court cases. In 2013 she moved to Alberta where she covered the devastating floods of High River and Medicine Hat for CTV News. She then went on to produce and host Go! Southern Alberta for Shaw TV. She now calls Miracle Channel home. In addition to reporting in the field, you can catch her anchoring daily weather reports, as well as longer interview segments on BCN, and the week-in-review show on BCN Weekends. 

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