Mom holds little hope for finding son who disappeared Jan. 18

Brad Worobeck


A local family is praying for the best but fearing the worst after their beloved son and brother disappeared over three weeks ago.

On Jan. 18, 27-year-old Brad Worobeck called his mom Sandy just after midnight to tell her he’d be home soon to sleep but he hasn’t been seen or heard from since.

“I just want him to walk through the door but it’s been so long now I don’t think that’s going to happen,” his mother told Metro over the phone. “In the back of my heart I know it’s not going to be good.”

Worobeck worked at Palomino Smokehouse on 7 Ave SW, a job his mother said he loved, and he went for a drink after work at the nearby King Henry VIII Pub. That’s where Worobeck was last seen.

“I just hope someone knows something, or maybe they had seen him after midnight. I just want to know what happened after midnight. I keep thinking maybe he fell or got in a fight,” she said.

“Unfortunately, we are fearing the worst because it’s been so long. It’s just a matter of keeping hope alive.”

Worobeck hasn’t picked up his last few paycheques, and he didn’t have his ID or a car at the time, so his family doesn’t think he disappeared by choice.

Friends, family and co-workers of the well-liked man held a poster rally on Sunday to help raise awareness and put out information on the disappearance.

“More than 30 people showed up to support us on Sunday and put up posters, which we’re very grateful for. We just want Brad home; we want to find his body,” Worobeck’s mom said.

The family has canvassed morgues, hospitals, shelters and even the RCMP to see if his body has been dumped outside city limits, but all to no avail.

The family is pleading anyone with information or if anyone noticed anything unusual along 7 Ave SW around midnight on Jan. 18 to contact police at 266-1234 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS(8477).

A Calgary Police and Crime Stoppers re-enactment of the night Worobeck went missing is being done today with the hope of generating more tips on this case.


  • Worobeck is six-feet tall, about 180 pounds, with short-spiky brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing black dress shoes and a felt, three-quarter length coat. He was clean shaven and didn’t have any tattoos, piercings or glasses.

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