The sister of a man RCMP have questioned about the disappearance of an Alberta couple says he showed up at her Edmonton home “tired and sick” the day after Lyle and Marie McCann vanished.

Bobbi-Jo Vader, who came to court yesterday to see her brother face three charges unrelated to the disappearance, said the family had fallen out of touch with Travis Vader.

But July 4, she said, he drove up to the home she shares with her foster mother, Esther Rose McKay-Crosswell, looking for sanctuary.

Travis Vader, 38, was wanted on more than a dozen warrants issued in several northern Alberta communities. They include property and weapons offences, breaches of bail conditions and arson.