A Decade of Searching For Lucas Degerness
Prince George, B.C. – It was on this day, 10 years ago, that Gina Degerness last saw her son Lucas.
The Prince George Secondary School student left PGSS on this day ten years ago, spent the night at a friend’s place, and hasn’t been seen since. Lucas was just 14.
(At right, image of Lucas at age 14, and sketch of what he might have looked like at age 19 -image courtesy MissingKids.ca)
Today, the Canadian Centre for Child Protection (Canadian Centre) and the family of Lucas Degerness are appealing to the public to come forward with any information about his disappearance or whereabouts.
“Yet again, son, I haven’t heard your voice or seen your handsome face in so many years” says his mother Gina, “This horrible limbo of a life is wearing me out. My heart breaks a little more each day, I am super sad and hope that you have the heart to contact us. If you are unable to do so, perhaps someone who does know what has happened will contact us. There are many ways to do so and remain anonymous. I love you son, no matter what.”
There was a glimmer of hope three years ago, when the Canadian Centre’s MissingKids.ca tipline received a call from a male who claimed to be Lucas. During that brief call, the male made a couple of references that made Lucas’s mother hope the caller was in fact her missing son.
On this anniversary of Lucas’ disappearance, MissingKids.ca asks that if anyone remembers even the smallest piece of information, that they come forward and report what they know. Tips and sightings can be submitted to MissingKids.ca online, by calling 1-866-KID-TIPS (543-8477) or by calling Prince George RCMP at 250-561-3300.
Such a sad story! I can’t even imagine what goes through a parents mind when their child has not been heard from in 10 years. Prayers for the family.
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