In a heartbreaking turn of events, the family of 34-year-old Farah Ali Mohamud received devastating news late Tuesday night. The long-haul truck driver from British Columbia, who had been reported missing just four days ago after arriving in Winnipeg for a delivery, was found dead, according to a family friend.
Saiyed Ahmed, speaking to CBC News on Wednesday morning, shared the sad update. Mohamud’s truck had been located behind the Sherbrook Inn in Winnipeg, and police later discovered his lifeless body not far from the vehicle. The circumstances surrounding his death remain unclear.
Farah Ali Mohamud, a father of three young children who moved to Canada from Somalia in 2011, was a dedicated family man and a hardworking individual, said Ahmed. The news shocked the family with little information about the tragic incident.
Mohamud’s father, Ali Mohamud Ali, drove to Winnipeg from Edmonton to search for his son and, while speaking to CBC on Tuesday, expressed the family’s need for privacy to process the heartbreaking situation.
The family intends to stay in Winnipeg until they can transport Mohamud’s body to Edmonton for a funeral. Mohamud’s immediate family resides in British Columbia, while most of his extended family is in Edmonton.
Reef Trucking Enterprises, the company Mohamud worked for, declined to confirm details when contacted by CBC News. They stated, “Mr. Farah completed his delivery and was resting at the truck stop. Anything after was not his active role per company policy,” adding that the police are handling the investigation.