Regina police have expanded the search area and are asking people to check unused vehicles, buildings and campers as the clock continues to tick in the search for a missing university student.
Officers have spent the last week investigating the whereabouts of Promise (Max) Chukwudum, 19, who has not been seen since Saturday, Nov.17.
He was last seen in the Transcona neighbourhood of northwest Regina, in the early morning hours of Nov, 17.
Police believe Chukwudum left a house on Marshall Crescent on foot, and may have entered a building to shelter from the cold as temperatures on the night he went missing dropped to the mid-minus 20s.
“It is also possible someone may have offered Chukwudum a ride. He is a university student in Regina on a student visa and would have limited familiarity with Regina. He has friends here, but no family members in the city,” said Regina police in a release.
Officers are asking those who live in the west end of the city from Transcona all the way south to Whitmore Park to check their property as it’s an area too large to be searched by volunteers and police alone.
Neighbourhood searches took place last week, but police are now asking home owners to make the time to search any unused or abandoned vehicles including RV’s and campers, as well as yards, sheds, fences, decks and even open areas.
Chukwudum is described as male, approximately 5 feet 11 inches tall, weighing 240 pounds, medium build, with short brown hair. He was last seen wearing a dark hooded sweatshirt, light colored sweatpants, and a dark-colored toque.
Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Regina Police Service at 306-777-6500, or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.