Family of Alex Lawson hoping renewed efforts will help find missing father

Police K-9 units were used Friday in the search.

A family in Thunder Bay says it’s hoping a renewed call from police for information will help them find their father.

Alex Lawson, 65, who is registered with Lac Seul First Nation in Ontario but grew up around Savant Lake and Mishkeegogamang First Nation, has been missing since Nov. 27, 2022.

“He’s probably the first person I think of and the last person before I go to bed I think of,” said daughter Kim Lawson. “He’s on my mind constantly.”

She says her father’s disappearance is a complete mystery and that he hasn’t used his health card or status card since he’s been missing.

According to Lawson, her father hasn’t turned up in video surveillance footage from his apartment.

There were sighting in Belleville, Ont., more than 1,500 km away, and in Winnipeg but nothing was confirmed.

Police used dogs for a search on Friday.

“Investigators would also like the public to be aware of a police search that will take place in various locations in the Grandview area on Friday, April 14,” said a release from police. “This search will include support from the OPP, and the public should be aware that they may observe a police presence.”

Lawson said her father sometimes hitchhiked but always went prepared.

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