Groups add funds for info on youth missing since June



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Ron and Janice Braumberger ask the public for help after their son Bryan, 18, disappeared six months ago. A $30, 000 reward is being offered.

« This is all we think about … We just need to find him.»

The parents of a missing Burnaby teenager said yesterday they hope new details about his last sighting and an increased reward will lead to information about his whereabouts.

Bryan Braumberger, 18, was last spotted driving his red 1988 Honda CRX at Austin Avenue and Marmont Street in Coquitlam just after 1 a.m. on June 1, his parents announced yesterday.

Before that he had been seen the previous night in a New Westminster church parking lot.

His car was found abandoned near his family’s home.

Bryan’s father, Ron Braumberger, said he hasn’t given up hope his son will be found.

"We’re really hoping this is going to stir up someone who sees this," he said. "This is our life. This is all we think about … We just need to find him."

The Missing Children’s Society Of Canada announced yesterday it has doubled the $10,000 reward for information leading to his whereabouts.

Westminster Savings Credit Union has offered another $10,000, bringing the total reward to $30,000.

Navi Greywall, 19, who was friends with Bryan, said he hopes the new reward and information will bring answers.

"Not one day passes without thinking about him," he said.