Missing for 3 months, Filipino senior in WA still nowhere to be found
A 73-year-old Filipino elder from Bellingham, Washington is still missing, but his family is still hopeful even without any leads of his whereabouts.
The search for Edgar B. Aberilla continues after three months have passed since he went missing. Aberilla, a Filipino elder with dementia, was last seen on July 4 in Lowe’s parking lot on Sunset Drive.
Despite the three months that he’s missing, the case stays open. Burlington Police Detective Jason McDonald reminded, “In a case like this, you just wait for leads at this point.”
The Aberilla family’s determination to find their old man is nothing short of the greatness of a Pinoy’s love for their family. His daughter Abigail Tullius, along with her coworkers and neighbors, have conducted two formal search parties and several informal searches.
In hopes of finding her father, she shared a front-door camera clip from July 4 capturing Aberilla walking from the house.
One of the developments from the search parties include finding the missing Filipino elder’s shoes on July 23 near the spot where he was last seen.
However, as days passed, his daughter reflected on the uncertainties. “He could literally be anywhere,” she said in an interview as her worry echoes through her words.
“It sucks, but me and my family really have no choice but to keep moving forward, but we’re still asking friends and concerned citizens to keep an eye out for my dad,” she says, heart still full of hope.
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Aberilla, the missing Filipino elder, is 5’1 and 140 pounds with dyed black hair that might have turned gray by now. He was wearing a dark blue shirt and tan shorts. He has a plastic bag in hand containing an Xbox game and shoes.
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If ever you see someone with these descriptions, Tullius advises that he knows where he’s from. So, it’s best to approach him and ask for his name.
Meanwhile, on Sept. 20, Burlington Detective Sgt. Jeremy Kramer said there were no recent and credible sightings of the missing Filipino elder.
“We really don’t have [cases like] these that often,” Kramer said. He also worries about the upcoming cold months, adding another urgency to the search.
If you have any information or you’ve seen this missing Filipino elder, please contact your local law enforcers or call 911.