Chris Metallic's family continues to search for the missing man

For the past two years, Spencer Isaac has been writing letters to his big brother, Chris Metallic.

On a cold November night in 2012, Chris Metallic, 20, left a party and vanished

Chris Metallic disappeared two years ago while walking home from a house party in Sackville, N.B. (Vanessa Blanch/CBC)

For the past two years, Spencer Isaac has been writing letters to his big brother, Chris Metallic.

Isaac never hears back and doesn't really expect he ever will.

The two grew up four hours north of Sackville, N.B., on the Listuguj Mi'gmaq First Nation in Quebec. They were both students at Mount Allison University.

On a cold November night in 2012, Metallic left a party and vanished. He was 20 years old and in his third year of university.

Isaac was 18 and just getting used to life away from home.

There are still missing person signs up on telephone poles in Sackville showing a smiling face, a plea for information and the promise of a $5,000 reward.

In local coffee shops and living rooms, Metallic's disappearance has been discussed a million times over.

For Isaac and his mother, Mandy Metallic, it has been two years of hell, trying to grieve and hope at the same time. Through it all, Mandy keeps searching and Isaac has been writing those letters. At the end of every one, he makes a request: "Answer back, brother."

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