UPPER CAPE, N.B. – As the search for Tyler Fillmore enters its third week, his wife Sara has not given up hope and continues, along with the help of family and friends, to comb the woods daily looking for him.
Sara is also asking residents in the Upper Cape area, where Tyler’s vehicle and belongings were found following his disappearance, to continue to check and recheck their cottages, trailers and sheds on a regular basis for any sign of her husband.
“Everyone’s been pretty cooperative,” she said. “And I hope they can keep checking, every day, in case he’s moving around from spot to spot.”
Tyler Fillmore, a father of four, was reported missing to police on the morning of Nov 26. The same day, his vehicle was located off John A Trenholm Road in Port Elgin, and some of his personal belongings were found on a nearby wooded trail.
In the days that followed, Ground Search and Rescue crews, police dog services, RCMP dive teams, helicopters, local fire departments were deployed and searched the area.
Sara also set up trail cameras and co-ordinated her own volunteers to help search.
Police confirmed last week that more of Tyler’s personal items were discovered in a trailer in the Upper Cape area on Nov. 30.
There had also been several reported sightings of him in the area, however the information was not given to police until some time had passed. The information was followed up on but didn’t lead to anything concrete.
Sara said if anyone sees someone resembling Tyler or knows anything about his whereabouts, contact police immediately so they can follow up.
“We’re hoping people can start calling right away. If you see him or if you have any information, report it right away. It’s vital."
– Sara Fillmore
Sara reports that nothing new has been found in the past few days so they are “starting back at square one.” She said the plan is to draw out detailed maps of all the locations they’ve searched, and continue to go back and recheck the places where his items were found.
“We’re trying to figure this out piece by piece.”
Family and friends, and a number of community members, have been assisting in the search, helping out when they can, she said.
“That’s the good thing about living in a small town . . .”
Sara said there is no evidence to indicate Tyler has left the area where he went missing, so they will continue to search there for any further clues.
All she wants, she said, is to bring her husband home to his family by Christmas.
“We’re going to do everything we can to have him home. We’re not going to stop looking.”
Tyler Fillmore is described as Caucasian, 5'7" tall, weighing 142 pounds with a slim build with red hair and green eyes. Anyone with information that could assist the investigation is asked to contact Southeast District RCMP, Sackville detachment at 506-364-5023.