Police are expanding their search to find a missing Regina man by carrying out neighbourhood searches.
Promise (Max) Chukwudum, 19, was last seen in the early hours of Saturday, Nov.17 in the area of Marshall Crescent.
He hasn’t been in contact with family or friends since then.
Chukwudum is a regular with the University of Regina Cougars men’s rugby team and with the Regina Highlanders rugby club.
Cougars team captain Nathan Sgrazzutti said team members are desperate to know what happened to their friend.
“We just really want to know where our guy went; he’s important to us and we want to make sure he’s OK,” he said. “We want to know where he is and that he’s safe. We’re sad that something like this has happened, under such strange circumstances.”
Chukwudum is described as a black man, approximately five feet, 11 inches tall, weighing 240 pounds with a medium build and short brown hair. He was last seen wearing a dark hoodie, light-coloured sweatpants and a dark-coloured toque.
Police are doing sweeps around Marshall Crescent, as there are growing concerns for his well-being. They’re also patrolling Third Avenue and Arthur Street, in the Rosemont and Transcona neighbourhoods.
They’re urging residents to take a few minutes to check their yards, outbuildings, fences and shrubbery for anything that looks out of place.
In a Friday afternoon update, police said they had finished searching an area of the Regina landfill, but didn’t find him. Police spokeswoman Elizabeth Popowich said that means they’ve eliminated the landfill as a place where Chukwudum could be found.
In an emailed statement she emphasized that police searching the landfill doesn’t mean Chukwudum is dead; it’s still a missing person case, she said.
Anyone with information about Chukwudum should contact the Regina Police at 306-777-6500, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.