The search continues for a 27-year-old man who has been missing for over a week.
Wyatt Marten was last seen around 8:30 a.m. on March 12 in the Timberlea area. He’s described as Aboriginal, 6’2″, 350 lbs, with brown hair and brown eyes.
Along with Search and Rescue and Wood Buffalo RCMP, his family is now taking it upon themselves to look around the community.
Wyatt’s mother Cindy tells Mix News they believe he may be hiding somewhere.
“He does have mental health issues, he was diagnosed and a medicated as a teenager – there were minimum behavior problems when he went off his meds. I think he’s paranoid and hiding – when’s he’s off his meds his condition gets worse.”
On Tuesday, around 15 members of the public also hit the streets trying to help the family in any way they could. The Birchwood Trails, Abraham Landing, Tower Road, the hospital, and other areas were all searched.
Much of these areas were chosen because he frequented them often.
A team of four were tasked with looking through Stone Creek to see if Wyatt may be hiding in one of the construction zones. Greg Buffalo is part of the group. While driving around the neighbourhood, he explained that he wanted to help because of how the disappearance is affecting the family.
“This is somebody’s son, this is somebody who needs help, and we’re just here to help.”
As the search continues on the outskirts of town and in construction areas, Cindy says she’s hoping people will take a couple minutes to check their properties.
“I would like everybody to check their yards, don’t disturb anything – if he’s been there, noticed anything, call police right away.”
So far, Corporal Teri-Ann Deobald says they’ve received numerous tips, however, none were successful.
Anyone who sees Marten is being asked not to confront him but rather call RCMP at 780-788-4040.