May 30, 2013 - 11:33 AM
Police are searching for a New Brunswick man missing from a Kelowna halfway house for over a year.
Phillip Lyons is wanted Canada-wide for parole violation. He disappeared May 26, 2012. He was a first time federal offender out on day parole. Lyons' family asked Kelowna RCMP in December 2012 to send their plea to the public to help them locate him because it was unusual for Lyons to fall out of touch, even considering he was wanted for parole violations.
"I know someone out there has answers to where my son is or what happened to him," Mary Veno, Lyons' mother said in December. "I continue to hold out hope that he will call or walk through the door."
Lyons is known in the Okanagan area but is originally from New Brunswick with strong ties to Fredericton and Doaktown.
He is described as a Caucasian man, 37-years-old, 5'10", 223 lbs, brown hair, hazel eyes, tribal themed tattoos on left shoulder, tattoo on left forearm that says "Sabrina" with a tribal symbol surrounding an eye as well at "FTC", tattoo on right shoulder of skull art and various tattoos on his right forearm.
Anyone with information can call their local RCMP or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477, online at www.crimestoppers.net or text to CRIME (274637) ktown.
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