Loved ones organize search party for missing father
Published Sunday, October 23, 2011 4:04PM MDT
Family and friends of Kevin Fox organized a search party Sunday morning to find the missing Edmonton man.
Fox was last seen on Friday, October 14 and friends said it is out of character for him to be out of touch for so long.
"It's completely out of Kevin's world to not phone [his son] Rory at bedtime," the boy's aunt Gwen Wong said.
Fox's six-year-old son spoke to his father every night but he has not heard from him since October 13.
"Rory is Kevin's world. Kevin would come and spend Christmases with us, and Easters with us. He was our family," Wong told CTV News.
"He is a devoted father."
Fox was last seen leaving the Strathcona Hotel on October 14.
He was staying at the hotel while waiting for a spot at a senior's home, all of his belongings were left in his room, including his medication.
Several people reported seeing Fox in the downtown area before his disappearance and Wong said those that saw him said he looked unwell.
"He had a community of downtown Edmonton, of the Bissell Centre, of the library, of the coffee shops," she explained. "Everybody knew Kevin,
"We can't give up hope," she said through tears. "We can't."
Since they have begun searching for Fox Wong said there have been some positive signs.
"We have been having a few tips coming in. We are hoping they are leads to locating Kevin."
Fox had been sober for 12 years after fighting drug and alcohol addictions in the past.
"He wouldn't do that route again," Wong said.
Due to a sore leg he was using a cane and using Tylenol 3 to help with the pain.
Anyone who has information is asked to call police at their non-emergency number, 780-423-4567.