Parents plea for return of missing son with mental disabilities
Published Wednesday, October 28, 2015 4:26PM ADT
Last Updated Wednesday, October 28, 2015 7:16PM ADT
The parents of a 25-year-old man with mental disabilities who went missing from a Nova Scotia special care home nearly two weeks ago are pleading for his return.
Landon Webb, who had been living at a rehab centre in Waterville, N.S., was last seen on Oct. 15.
Parents Darrell and Brenda Webb are desperate for information on their son’s whereabouts.
“We don’t know if he’s alive or dead,” said Brenda. “We just don’t know at this point. We’re not getting nothing.”
Landon Webb was being discharged from Kings Regional Rehabilitation Centre and knew he’d be going to a small town option home.
His parents say he’s ran away more than 100 times before, but would always turn up within a few days.
Now they’re worried he’s being exploited, or even held against his will.
“I think he’s under the influence of other people who think because he looks normal, he’s OK,” said Brenda.
Landon has been assessed as someone who functions mentally at the level of a child. He has a list of health problems, including epilepsy, heart disease and anxiety disorders.
His parents say they have no idea where he might be. But police think they might know.
“We have received some tips from the public that he may be in the Stellarton or the New Glasgow-area,” said Const. Mark Skinner of the Nova Scotia RCMP. “So certainly, if folks are in that area, we would ask them to keep an eye out for Landon."
Landon has a four-year-old son being raised by the Webb’s. They’re urging anyone with information to pass it on to police.
The public plea extends to anyone who may be harbouring Landon, as well.
“If something has happened to him and they don't know what to do about that now, they still need to bring him back to us because he’s our son and we love him," said Brenda.
With files from CTV Atlantic’s Bruce Frisko.