The uncle of a missing Fort Simpson man says a search may begin if his nephew doesn't show up soon.

Billy Allen Cholo was last seen in the community December 18.

Billy Allen Cholo

Billy Allen Cholo was last seen in Fort Simpson Dec. 18. (Facebook)

Chicky Cholo says he's getting worried, because events aren't adding up.

He says if his nephew went to another community, he would have called by now.

And Billy isn't prepared to be working outside the community.

“Somebody told me he went to work, but he can't leave town without his Ski-Doo, boots, and insulated coveralls here at my house,” Cholo says. “All he has to do is come here and put them on and leave, but I'm pretty sure he didn't go to work.”

Cholo says he doesn't know when a search would begin.

A meeting was held on Friday to discuss his nephew's disappearance.

Billy Allen Cholo, 45, is described as 5 feet six inches tall, 141 pounds and slender.

He has dark skin and dark hair and was possibly last seen wearing a dark jacket.

RCMP ask anyone with information to call their local detachment, or Crime Stoppers at 1-888-222-8477.