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Updated: Reward offered for safe return of missing 19-year-old

Nicholas Hannon, 19, has been missing from his Walnut Grove home since Feb. 26. A reward is being offered for any information that leads to his safe return. - submitted image
Nicholas Hannon, 19, has been missing from his Walnut Grove home since Feb. 26. A reward is being offered for any information that leads to his safe return.
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The family of Nicholas Hannon is desperate for answers and hope after there has been no sign of the missing Langley teen for one week.

“He was happy, he has never been missing from home before,” his dad Craig said from his Walnut Grove residence, where Nicholas lived in the basement suite.

Craig is offering a $10,000 reward “leading to the safe return of my son.”

Langley RCMP have completed their search for Nicholas Hannon, who was last seen on the morning of Feb. 26 by his younger brother.

The 19-year-old was reported missing on Thursday, Feb. 27 after police found his vehicle abandoned at the dead end of McKinnon Crescent in the 10400 block area.

RCMP said the car had been there since at least 7:30 that morning.

Craig believes someone had dumped the vehicle there.

“I remember I got home around midnight (Feb. 26) and didn’t see Nic’s car parked there and I thought it was out of character. But he is 19, he can do what he wants,” said Craig on Monday. “Then the following day I got up and the car still wasn’t there and that wasn’t like him.”

The family said Nicholas is best friends with his younger brother and he too had no indication there was anything wrong with Nicholas. He is a person who likes to stay home, his dad said.

“We don’t have any inkling as to what has happened to him,” he said. His cellphone has not been used, said Craig.

“Right now it’s a puzzle,” said Langley RCMP spokesperson Cpl. Holly Marks.

Foul play can’t be ruled out but it isn’t something they are immediately looking to, she said. However, serious crimes has now taken over the case.

The police are hoping to talk to anyone who spoke with the 19-year-old in the days prior to his disappearance, whom they haven’t spoken to already.

A search and rescue team from Central Fraser Valley Search and Rescue braved the snow and icy rain on Sunday, searching Derby Reach Park for any sign of him. The Hannon family, including his brother, sister and dad, put up posters all over the area with the words “My son is missing.” They also searched all day, going into the various forests and calling his name.

The Hannon family has suffered tragedy before.

Nicholas’ sister Heather is the widow of Alvin Wright who was shot and killed by a Langley police officer in August 2010. Heather and Alvin had a baby girl at the time of his death.

Nicholas is described as Caucasian, 5’9”, slim build, with very short dark brown hair. He was wearing a hoodie at the time and sneakers.

Police would like to speak to anyone who has information that would help in locating Nicholas. Call them at 604-532-3200.

 

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