‘Somebody has to know something:’ Langford mother makes tearful plea to the public to help find missing son


WATCH: A Langford mother is tearfully pleading for help after her 31-year-old son disappeared less than a week ago. Kori Sidaway tells us about the heartbreaking first steps of the search and what you can do to help.

Marlo Eveleigh hasn’t heard from her son, Joshua Bennett, since Saturday night.

“If anyone knows where Josh is, please. Please let us know,” pleaded Eveleigh.

Thirty-one-year-old Bennett was out bowling with School District 61 coworkers at Langford Lanes, when he disappeared seemingly into thin air.

“He didn’t tell them he was leaving,” said Eveleigh.

“They just saw that he went to the bathroom and then he just wasn’t there anymore.”

Joshua abruptly vanished, leaving his family shaking their heads.

“It’s very out of character for him to be gone. He has never not come home,” said Eveleigh.

“He’s a red seal carpenter for the [Greater Victoria] School Board. Everything he strives to do, he completes it,” said Joshua’s uncle, Quinton Bennett tearfully.

After canvassing the area, West Shore RCMP finally found a lead.

Surveillance video shows Joshua leaving Langford Lanes, heading to a nearby industrial area around 9:30 p.m.

“We’ve released these new images in the hopes that we can spark someone’s memory,” said Cst. Nancy Saggar, media relations officer with the West Shore RCMP.

“Maybe they’ve seen Bennett wearing these clothes walking around the area at that particular time. If they have, they should call us.”

Joshua Bennett is described by police as a 31-year-old Caucasian male, around 6 feet tall and 160 pounds with black hair and brown eyes.

He was last seen wearing blue Levi’s jeans, and an olive green Volcom jacket.

“Somebody has to know something,” said Eveleigh.

Joshua’s family remains optimistic that someone will come forward.

“I need him back. This is bloody well ripping me apart inside. I need him,” said Quinton Bennett.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Joshua Bennett is urged to contact their local police or Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).

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