On June 7, 2007, 14-year-old Lucas “Luke” Degerness walked away from Prince George Secondary School after a meeting in the vice-principal’s office with his mother, Gina Degerness, and school officials.
He skipped a class, spent the night at a friend’s house and hasn’t been heard from since.
Lucas would be 29 years old today, but his family and the Missing Children Society of Canada are still hoping to find out what happened to him.
“I wish I had the opportunity to watch Luke go through his teenage years; the ups, the downs and everything in between. I will never stop missing you, Luke,” Gina Degerness said in information released by the Missing Children Society.
In 2012 a police sketch artist produced an age-enhanced image of what he would look like as an adult. At the time of his disappearance he was five-foot-eight, 140 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes.
Anyone with information about Lucas’ whereabouts is asked to call Missing Kids Canada at 1-866-KID-TIPS(543-8477). Tips can also be made online at www.missingkids.ca, or by calling Prince George RCMP at 250-561-3300.