A Nova Scotia woman has issued a desperate online plea for information that could help find her son, who was reported missing four months ago.
The RCMP have taken the unusual step of distributing a video on Facebook that includes a heart-wrenching statement from the mother of Tony Walsh of Bible Hill. N.S.
In the video, Susan Robben sobs deeply as she says her family is looking for a “Christmas miracle.”
“I would like someone with great compassion and courage to come forward with any information you have in the disappearance of my son,” Robben says.
“Tony is a son, brother, father, uncle and friend to many, and we miss him dearly. Tony’s daughter is looking to have her dad come home for Christmas to cook her supper. That’s all she is asking for.”
Police say Robben’s 35-year-old son was last seen on Aug. 23, getting into a truck in the Truro area.
His vehicle, a beige 1999 Chrysler Sebring, was later found in a parking lot in downtown Truro.
Walsh stands five-foot-nine, weighs 180 pounds and has several tattoos, including a diamond under his right eye.
He was last seen wearing brown work pants, a white T-shirt with black lettering and brown work boots.
RCMP Cpl. Jennifer Clarke says police have received a number of tips from the public.
The RCMP video also shows Walsh’s sister Sarah holding a framed photograph of her brother.
“We are from a small community where we should be watching out for our neighbours, and unfortunately this does happen in small communities,” Robben says as her voice breaks.
“Tony, if you are watching this, please come home.”
This report by The Canadian Press was first published Dec. 13, 2019.