The painful anniversary of a young man’s disappearance was once again marked with a candlelight vigil.
It took place in the falling snow Saturday night, near the intersection of 34th Avenue and Calgary Trail.
Eight long, agonizing years later, the family of Dylan Koshman is no closer to answers about his disappearance in south Edmonton.
His mother, Melanie Alix, fought back tears as she pleaded for anyone with possible leads in the case to step forward.
“We still need him. We need to know where he is and what’s happened. More importantly we want him home so we can grieve normally and be able to move ahead in our lives.”
21 at the time, Koshman went missing after an argument with his roommates, with police saying the tips have run dry.
He was last seen walking in the area of 33rd Avenue and 104th Street, around 2 a.m., on October 11th, 2008.
Melanie says as time goes on people forget, but not when it involves someone you love.
“It’s very frustrating, but the key is not to lose hope, because once you lose all hope you have nothing and it’s harder to continue on. As long as I’m living I’ll have hope that someday we’ll have answers. But eight years . . . it seems like yesterday that he went missing in one sense, but forever since we’ve seen him.” (Global News/td)