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      Family of missing Canadian tourist offering $10,000 reward

      Missing Canadian tourist Marc Menard

      Family and friends are offering a $10,00 reward for the return of a Canadian tourist believed to be missing in Mexico.

      They are offering the reward to those who can provide information on Marc Menard's whereabouts.

      Laval, Quebec resident Marc Menard started his three-month vacation in Mexico back in December.

      The 44-year-old traveled with his dog along the Pacific Coast and even made it to Guatemala in his mini-van.

      Menard stopped in the City of San Luis Potosi to get veterinary care for his dog Maya.

      Family members tell Action 4 News that Menard was supposed to be back at work but never made it across the border.

      Menard TMs family and friends have not heard from him since and now fear the worst.

      They have received tips that his mini-van with Quebec license plates might have been seen driven around Nuevo Laredo.

      They have launched a Facebook page with information in English, Spanish and French where they are asking for the public TMs help.

      Tamaulipas State Police officials in Nuevo Laredo could not confirm over the telephone whether or not an official missing person report has been filed or not.

      But state police said the procedure is for family members to file a report and then investigators can start searching prisons, hospitals and other locations.

      If a DNA sample is provided, police can also try to match it to bodies in the morgue. Officials with the Canadian Embassy in Mexico City could not immediately be reached for comment.

      A travel warning on the Canadian Embassy TMs website states beach resort areas are safe but asks Canadian nationals to avoid driving through Tamaulipas and other states in northern Mexico where the drug war is being fought on a daily basis.