Saskatchewan

Family, Regina police search for Dayton James Peebles, missing since June 27

Ashley Haus said she last heard from her fiancé on June 27, and since then he hasn't contacted their family or gone to work. Regina Police Service has asked the public for help in locating the 29-year-old man.

Dayton James Peebles' fiancée says she last heard from him June 27

Ashley Haus is asking anyone with information about the whereabouts of her fiancé to contact police. (Submitted by Ashley Haus)

Ashley Haus choked back tears as she remembered the last time she spoke to her fiancé Dayton James Peebles. 

"He called me at 9 o'clock at night, saying that he was on his way home and that he hoped the traffic wasn't too bad, and that he loved me," Haus said.

Peebles never showed up. 

That was on June 27. Haus said she hasn't heard from him since, nor have his family members. Now, Regina Police are asking the public for help in locating the 29-year-old man. 

"This, right now, is unusual just because of how long he's been gone," Haus said.

Haus said he's also been absent from work, which she also considers out of character. 

"We're all worried and need to know if he's okay." 

Haus said she has been with Peebles for seven years. They have three daughters, aged five, four and two.

"I don't know what to say to them, you know, they ask me where he is and I don't know what to say," she said. 

She said his disappearance and the fear of not knowing where he is have been incredibly difficult.  

"Dayton is a very, very hardworking person. He's is a wonderful dad to our children. He —," Haus' voice faltered, overcome with emotion.

"I'm just worried for him. I just want him to be okay. Our children love him, I love him, his family loves him, everybody just just wants him to be okay. He is loved and he is needed." 

Dayton James Peebles has been missing since June 27. Police said there is no evidence to suggest he has come to harm, but family members say his behaviour is unusual. (Regina Police Service)

Haus said Peebles works in construction and loves to fish. She said he has many tattoos inspired by his family, including her name, the hand prints of their oldest daughter and a neck tattoo for his niece and goddaughter. 

Regina Police Service said there is no evidence that Peebles has come to harm, but that officers are trying to locate him to make sure he is safe.

Peebles is described as 6'1′′, 175 lbs., with a thin build, short brown hair, blue eyes and facial hair. Haus said she thinks he was driving a white Oldsmobile Alero GL two-2 door with the license plate 625 LHS. 

Police ask anyone with information to contact their local law enforcement agency or call Crime Stoppers. 

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Kendall Latimer

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Kendall Latimer began her journalism career in print as a newspaper reporter in Saskatoon and then as a feature writer in Bangkok. She joined CBC Saskatchewan in 2016. Latimer shares stories on web, radio and television. Contact her: kendall.latimer@cbc.ca