Family continues search for missing Upper Cape, N.B. man
Published Sunday, December 3, 2017 7:07PM AST
Last Updated Monday, December 4, 2017 5:14PM AST
The search is continuing for a 28-year-old man who was reported missing near Port Elgin, N.B., a week ago.
Tyler Fillmore was reported missing to police around 9:45 a.m. on Nov. 26. Police say his truck was found off John A. Trenholm Road later that day and some of his belongings were found by an eel plant in Upper Cape, N.B. Some personal belongings were also found off the nearby Trans-Canada trail.
Every day for the past week, first responders, family, friends, and members of the community have joined in the search for Fillmore. His wife, Sara Fillmore, says if she were missing, he would be doing the same thing.
“If it was me out here, he wouldn’t stop either,” she says.
Sara says Fillmore is an amazing father to their four children and is well-liked in the community.
“I don't know one person that's ever had a problem with him. He’d do anything for anybody if it was somebody else out here. He’d be out here every day too.”
In the past week,RCMP say government boats, RCMP dive teams, helicopters, K9 units, firefighters, and search and rescue crews have combed the Port Elgin area woods and waters close to where Fillmore’s belongings were found. Sara has also set up trail cameras and co-ordinated volunteers to help search.
Bryce Estabrooks joined in the search for Fillmore because he says the situation hits close to home. His brother was missing for one year before his body was found near Montreal.
“You just feel for them, especially when you've had something very similar happen to yourself,” he says.
Estabrooks drove with his wife from Sackville, N.B. to fly a drone over part of the more heavily wooded area Sunday.
The RCMP says there’s no sign of foul play at this point, and it’s still considered a missing person case. Officers say they have received multiple tips from the public, but none have proven successful.
Sara and Tyler Fillmore have been partners for 10 years and she says she believes he’s still out there somewhere.
“I do want to cover every possibility,” she says. “People are asking me, are you going to be out here tomorrow? I will be here every single day, every single day, until he is found, I’ll be right here.”
The Upper Cape, N.B. man is described as Caucasian, with red hair and green eyes. He is five-foot-seven inches tall and weighs 142 pounds, with a slim build.
Anyone with information on Fillmore’s whereabouts is asked to contact the RCMP. His wife says there’s a $500 reward for any information that leads to his safe return.
With files from CTV Atlantic’s Cami Kepke.