Missing persons case devastating
Thursday, Jul 10, 2014 10:03 am
The cities of Calgary, Airdrie and people across the country are waiting with bated breath for a break in the missing persons case of Calgarians Nathan OíBrien, 5, and his grandparents Alvin Liknes, 66, and Kathy Liknes, 53. See story on page 1.
Instances like this where three average residents seemingly disappear into thin air are somehow simultaneously intriguing and horrifying.
We canít imagine what the family of these three people is going through and we hope there will be some answers soon.
When something like this happens, it reminds us all how precious life is and to tell our loved ones how we feel about them. We go home and hug our children a bit tighter and call our parents who we havenít spoken to in awhile.
We must commend the Calgary Police Service, the Special Tactical Operations Unit of the RCMP and all law enforcement members who are working their hardest day and night to find these people.
In our opinion, law enforcement has done a fantastic job of keeping residents and the media informed about the search taking place at a rural residence outside of Airdrie, while withholding the necessary information in an effort to not compromise the investigation.
Despite their effective communications, people across the country are left with more questions than answers and, unfortunately, everyday the chances of finding these three residents alive dwindles.
However, we have no doubt the police will not stop until they find the answers they, the family and the public are looking for.
The family is in our thoughts and prayers.