Missing woman's husband issues plea for public's help
Yeonhee Choi, 45, of South Korea, was last seen on April 22
The husband of a missing Saint John woman is asking for the public's continued help for her safe return.
Yeonhee Choi, 45, who is originally from South Korea, has been missing since April 22.
Her husband, Woogoo Han, and teenaged daughter are distributing flyers across the city and offering a $50,000 reward for any tips that help police to locate her.
"I have hope. I never give up [on] my wife's return," Han told CBC News.
"I'll try, I'll try my best to find my wife … but I can not do it myself," he said.
Han said many people in the community have already helped with the ongoing search efforts by the Saint John Police Force, River Valley Ground Search and Rescue and York Sunbury Search and Rescue.
"I really, really appreciate the people," he said.
Choi's mother and sister also recently arrived from Seoul to help, Han said.
The search efforts have been focussed primarily around the family's lower west side home on Prince Street and the nearby Reversing Falls, where Choi often goes walking. But so far, there has been no sign of her, Han said.
He said he and his wife made supper together on April 21 and watched television until the early morning hours. When he woke up at about 7 a.m., she was gone, he said.
Han thought she might have gone for a walk. She gets "lonely sometimes" and "homesick," he said.
The family has only lived in Saint John for about 18 months. Choi doesn't know many people in the city, he said.
Han said his daughter is "very sad."
"She, every day, [is] waiting for her mom to come back. Every day, praying," he said.
Choi is described as being approximately five-feet, four-inches tall, with short dark hair and two piercings on both ears.
She was last seen wearing black tights, a dark knit style sweater, a waist-length brown or black leather jacket, and black boots, which reach about halfway up the calf of the leg.
Choi was also possibly carrying a black knapsack.
Anyone with information is asked to contact police.