Friends, family and co-workers of Kellen McElwee gathered in North Burnaby yesterday to help search for the missing 25-year-old man.
McElwee, who worked at a call centre, was last seen having dinner with friends at The Keg in Langley on March 19.
“It’s our worst nightmare,” said Len McElwee, the father of the missing man, as searchers gathered at Brentwood Mall yesterday afternoon. “We’ve been blown away by the level of support. It’s unbelievable.”
The search party, was co-ordinated by McElwee’s co-workers, and comprised of about 25 people.
Working in smaller groups, searchers scoured Burnaby Lake, New Brighton Park and the North Burnaby neighbourhood where McElwee’s car was discovered late last Monday.
On Friday, his friends gathered at Fraser Heights Secondary School in Surrey, where McElwee graduated high school, for a candlelight vigil.
Earlier, Burnaby RCMP released video surveillance of a person wanted in connection with the disappearance. The person in the photos is wearing what police believe to be a puffy Christian Audigier jacket with fur around the hood.