Walk Planned To Mark Two-Year Anniversary of Disappearance of Glen Vowell Man
Next Friday marks two years since the disappearance of a man from Glen Vowell -- and his family is organizing a walk to mark the occasion.
Lester Sampson was 57-years-old when he was last seen on August 25th of 2015.
His sister-in-law, Arlene Sampson, says there are still very few clues as to what might have happened to him, and an extensive search of the area by members of the New Hazelton RCMP, Search-and-Rescue volunteers and members of the community in the days after he disappeared turned up nothing.
Arlene says the day Lester went missing was nothing out of the ordinary -- he spent the day visiting members of his family as he usually did.
"He came down to our office like he does every day and just sits around, chats, and then he says 'well, I gotta get going, I'll see you later' and then he walks up the road and that was the last time I seen him and we had him on video, because that's when we first installed our video cameras for security; I'm not too sure what happened after he left around 4:30pm until that evening when my brother-in-law Art Sampson started panicking and said 'I haven't heard nor seen from him since he left at 4:30'."
Sampson hopes next Friday's walk will jog some memories and encourage anyone who might have information about Lester Sampson's disappearance to come forward.
The plan is to have everyone gather at Gitanmaax Food and Fuel next Friday morning at 10, and then to walk or run the roughly ten-kilometre distance to the Sik E Dakh Community Centre.