UPDATE: Brian Owen was located by police.
Mountain resident reported missing by family
A Mountain resident whose family reported missing may have been seen at Jackson Square last week.
Hamilton police are looking for Brian Owen, 58, after his family reported him missing. Police said Owen last spoke to his family four months ago.
A friend, Ron Vella, said he last saw Owen about three weeks ago, around the time of Owen’s birthday.
Vella said he received a call this morning from someone who had seen Owen at Jackson Square last week. He reported the information to the police detective in charge of the case and is hoping to hear from Owen himself.
Owen is described as 6’0” tall with medium build, clean shaven and balding with short light hair. He was born without his right arm. He is known to often wear business casual attire.
Anyone with information about Owen’s whereabouts is asked to call police at 905-546-4925 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).
Owen was fixture on Concession Street until earlier this year. He would often sit in the library with his laptop computer and also helped the Concession Street BIA regularly at events.
“It’s quite odd,” said Kathy Archer of Mountain Kidz Klub, which he often helped. “He became a fixture in the community and on the street.”
Archer said she has not seen Owen since an event he volunteered at in February.
He has not been seen at the library since late April or early May, when he was scheduled to help with an information session.
“There was no indication there was anything wrong,” said Mike Phillips of Speedy Sub, where Owen often checked in.
Phillips said Owen is know stay out of public view for short periods, but nothing like the latest absence.
“We’re quite concerned.”