Calgary

Mother pleads for help a year after son vanishes

A year after a young bartender vanished, a Calgary mother says her greatest fear is she'll never know what happened to her son.

A year after a young bartender vanished, a Calgary mother says her greatest fear is she'll never know what happened to her son. 

Sandy Worobeck held a news conference Thursday in the hope that someone, somewhere knows something about Bradley Worobeck's disappearance.

"I'm thinking something happened to him, but I am keeping that small window open that maybe he's alive somewhere and maybe it is some bizarre thing that happened," she said.

No reason to suspect foul play: police

Bradley Worobeck, 27, finished his night shift as a bartender at the Palomino Smokehouse restaurant in downtown Calgary at about 11:30 p.m. on Jan. 17, 2008.

Half an hour later, he phoned his mother from the nearby King Henry VIII Pub to say he was heading home. Worobeck usually used Calgary Transit to return home, said Calgary police.

He was last seen walking out of the pub.

"There is nothing at this point that makes us think foul play was involved. We simply don't know," said Const. Scott Guterson.

Worobeck's family and friends have not seen or heard from him since that phone call.

"I know he wouldn't have gone with someone he didn't know," his mother Sandy Worobeck said Thursday. "Maybe someone picked him up, someone he ran into he knew when he walked out of that bar."

Worobeck's bank account has not been touched in the past year. Since he vanished, police have held a Crime Stoppers re-enactment and searched Fish Creek Provincial Park, which is near his family home.

Worobeck is described as:

  • Six feet, one-inch tall.
  • 180 pounds with a slim build.
  • Short, spiky brown hair and brown eyes.
  • Wearing black sneakers and a black pea coat.
  • Clean shaven.
  • No tattoos, piercings or glasses.