A Richmond woman who hasn’t heard from her son for nearly two weeks is appealing to the South Surrey man to at least let someone know he’s OK.
“Call somebody,” Gail Pek said Tuesday, in a message she hopes will spur 24-year-old Derrick Pek to make contact.
“Ideally, come back home, but if you don’t want to, just let us know he’s OK.”
Gail last saw her son at her home around 1 a.m. Dec. 30.
She said he seemed upset when he dropped by, but in a conversation that afternoon, assured her everything was fine. He wouldn’t tell her what had been bothering him.
She became concerned after she couldn’t reach her son on Jan. 1 and 2, and after learning he also hadn’t been in touch with his friends.
“That’s out of character for him,” she told Peace Arch News.
While Derrick – who lives in the 15500-block of 26 Avenue – did call a family member Thursday, Gail said, he wouldn’t say where he was or what was going on. She learned the call had originated in Calgary.
While the call brought some comfort, Pek said it is “tough” not knowing where Derrick is or why he has not tried to reach her.
“We just don’t know. That is the hardest part,” she said. “If you could put reason to it, that might make it easier.”
Surrey RCMP first appealed for help locating Derrick Pek Jan. 4. Cpl. Drew Grainger confirmed he is still considered missing.
“There is some belief that he might be in the Alberta area, but we haven’t confirmed that yet.”
Pek has never been reported missing before. afternoon.
Pek is described as a Caucasian male, 5’9″, 165 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes. He was last known to be wearing a black and grey hoodie and jeans.
Anyone with information as to Pek’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Surrey RCMP Missing Person Unit at 604-599-0502, citing file #2012-1237.