Family of missing Manitoba man Troy Graham, 26, pleads for help
'He's never done this before, and he's got a little girl. She's almost 3 months old,' mother says
The mother of 26-year-old Troy Graham is desperate to find her missing son and says she's extremely concerned for his well-being.
Graham was last seen leaving his mother's condominium in Winnipeg's Fort Richmond neighbourhood on March 20.
"I'm very, very weak. I can hardly eat," Verel Dean, his mother, told CBC News.
"This is not him, to stay away from home for so many days.… He's never done this before, and he's got a little girl. She's almost three months old. He loves his little girl."
Dean said her son, his girlfriend and their new daughter were living with her for the last few months as they looked for a new home.
"There is nothing. There's no leads — he's still out there" - Verel Dean, Graham's mother
Graham left the residence on Shore Street at 11:15 a.m. with his cellphone. He texted family members later that afternoon, Dean said, but his phone is now off and he has not been heard from since.
Family and friends have been searching the city and volunteers with the Bear Clan street patrol have hung and handed out hundreds of posters bearing Graham's picture. Dean said she has no idea where he could have gone.
"Still, there is nothing. There's no leads — he's still out there," she said, adding she doesn't have any reason to believe he would leave the province.
Graham graduated from Winnipeg Technical College in 2013 as a computer technician, Dean said, and has been unable to find a job in the field.
She describes her son as "a very good person" who would give you the shirt off of his back. Right now, family and friends are trying to remain strong and are hoping someone sees him or comes forward with information.
"I'm just concerned for his well-being. I just want him home safe," she said. "There are a lot of prayers that are going out for Troy. I just want to say that we love him very, very much."
Graham is described as six feet, one inch, with a medium build, black curly hair, small moustache and brown eyes.
He was last seen wearing a black coat, jeans and black shoes.
The Winnipeg Police Service asks anyone with information about his whereabouts to contact the missing persons unit at 204-986-6250.