Kelowna RCMP are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a man who walked away from a local halfway house two years ago.
Phillip Lee Lyons was last seen on May 26, 2012 while out on day parole as a first time federal offender. A Canada-wide warrant was issued at the time of his disappearance, he has been unlawfully at large since then.
His mother last spoke to him a few days prior and now fears the worst, but is hoping for the best.
“Anyone who knows where he could be, or what happened to him, please let us know so we can have some closure,” said Mary Veno, Phillip’s mother.
“As his mother, I just really need to know.”
Although known to the Okanagan area, he had expressed a desire at some time to return to New Brunswick.
Lyons has a fairly extensive criminal history, but is not considered a safety risk.
He is described as:
- Caucasian male
- 38 years
- 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
- 223 lbs (101 kg)
- Brown Hair
- Hazel Eyes
- Tattoo on his left shoulder: tribal symbols
- Tattoo on his left forearm: “Sabrina”, tribal symbol surrounding an eye, “FTC”
- Tattoo on right shoulder: Skull art
- And various tattoos on his right forearm
Anyone with information is asked to call their local police.