May 27, 2014 2:48 pm

Man missing for 2 years after walking away from Kelowna halfway house

Have you seen Phillip Lyons?

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VANCOUVER – It has now been two years since 38-year-old Phillip Lee Lyons went missing from a halfway house in Kelowna, but police and his mother are not giving up hope.

On May 26, 2012, Lyons was on day parole as a first-time federal offender when he walked away from the halfway house. Police issued a Canada-wide warrant for the suspension of Lyons’ parole and he has been unlawfully at large since that time. They have not released why he was at the halfway house.

The house is the last place he was seen and he has not contacted family since before he left.

The last time his mother spoke to him was on May 24, 2012, and she now fears the worst as it is not like Lyons to be out of touch with his family for so long.

“Anyone who knows where he could be, or what happened to him, please let us know so we can have some closure,” said Mary Veno, Lyons’ mother. “As his mother, I just really need to know.”

Lyons was very familiar with the Okanagan area but he had expressed a desire to return to New Brunswick.

He is described as:

  • 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
  • 223 lbs (101 kg)
  • Brown hair
  • Hazel eyes
  • Tattoo on his left shoulder: tribal symbols
  • Tattoo on his left forearm:Sabrina, tribal symbol surrounding an eye, FTC
  • Tattoo on right shoulder: Skull art
  • And various tattoos on his right forearm

If anyone has any information regarding the whereabouts of Phillip Lyons contact your local police, or to remain anonymous call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, leave a tip online at or texting your tip to CRIMES (274637) ktown.

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