Sat, August 19, 2006
UPDATED: 2006-08-19 17:50:01 MST
Family wants Calgarians to be on lookout
By SARAH KENNEDY, CALGARY SUN
The family of a young man who disappeared in Edmonton want Calgarians to be on the lookout.
Barrington Leigh, whose 20-year-old brother Robert has been missing
from Edmonton for a week, said the family has expanded their search to
“We’re back to thinking broadly and Calgary is
one of the first places we’d look,” he said, adding his brother has
friends in the city.
Edmonton police called off the ground search for
Barrington Leigh on Friday after no signs of the University of Toronto
math student or his bike were found.
But Christopher said investigators have encouraged the family and volunteers not to give up.
“They’ve told us, don’t stop searching ... go wide,” he said.
“Now everything’s a possibility.”
said the family is also concerned the medium blue, older model, cliff
hanger bike Robert had been riding the day he disappeared, could end up
“Bikes move back and forth between our cities in the stolen markets,” he said.
“The bike couldn’t just disappear.”
Finding the bike would be significant, he said.
“It would revolutionize the case.
“We have absolutely nothing right now.”
Robert, who was home from Toronto for the summer, had been spending his time with friends in both Edmonton and Calgary.
He was supposed to be headed to the Edmonton Folk Festival when he went missing on the night of Aug. 13.
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