KEVIN GILMOUR

KEVIN GILMOUR

Search continues for Kevin Gilmour

Family seeking answers in Red Deer man's disappearance

  • Jul. 14, 2016 12:00 p.m.

BY ERIN FAWCETT

Lacombe Express

The family of a Red Deer man who has not been seen in nearly two weeks continues to search for him.

Kevin Gilmour, 30, has not been seen since June 30th. He was registered by the Red Deer RCMP as a missing person on July 1st.

Gilmour is described as Caucasian, 6’2” tall, with blueish green eyes and brown hair.

Kelly Gilmour, Kevin’s sister, lives in Vancouver and recently came to Red Deer with her fiance, Aron McKinnon, to search for her brother.

“I’m kind of surprised by the whole situation. I don’t really know what to expect,” said Kelly.

Kevin left his apartment without his keys, wallet and cell phone. There was also a knife and blood found in the bathroom. Kelly said she suspects the knife and blood found were as a result of a possible suicide attempt.

“I spoke to his building manager (on June 30th) and she said she called him at 12 p.m. and he said he was on foot downtown searching for a U-Haul because he was moving out because he was evicted as of July 1st,” said Kelly. “She went into his apartment at 3 p.m. and that is when she saw his phone, wallet and the blood in the bathroom.”

She added Kevin struggles with depression and his family is worried for his well-being.

“I spoke to him last on June 8th and he sounded okay to me.”

Kelly added Kevin came to Red Deer from B.C. about two years ago looking for work. He worked for about a year but quit his job because he wanted to study a trade. After being unemployed for a year, he ran into financial trouble.

Since Kelly and McKinnon have arrived in Red Deer, they have looked for answers at the hospital, the bus depot, gas stations and they have even talked with some of the homeless in the City. No one has seen him.

“He has never done anything like this before,” said Kelly, adding that as far as she is aware Kevin does not do drugs or drink alcohol.

McKinnon said in searching for Kevin, he is amazed at how many supports there are in Red Deer.

“When we were going around looking for him, there is so much stuff. If he was in trouble, there are a lot of places for him to go for help,” he said.

Meanwhile, Kelly said she hopes to hear from her brother.

“We are not upset with him and he is not in trouble, we just want to hear from him.”

If anyone has information regarding Kevin’s whereabouts, they are asked to call the Red Deer RCMP at 403-343-5575.

editor@lacombeexpress.com

 

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