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Winnipeg parents anxious for word on missing son

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It was an emotional morning at the Public Safety Building as a father pleaded to the public for information on the whereabouts of his missing son.

Winnipeg police held a press conference to highlight the case of missing 21-year-old Robert (Bobby) Thomson.

Thomson has been missing since July 21, 2012 and was last seen at the Liquor Mart at 469 River Ave., with two unidentified people.

Thomson’s father, Robert, was at the media briefing with his wife Pat. Both were wiping away tears as Det. Sgt. Shauna Neufeld read from a prepared statement from the family.

"As a family who loves Bobby and desperately wants to find him, we plead to public to help us find our son," Neufeld read.

Thomson Sr. let out a deep sigh after the statement was read and approached the podium.

"Somebody knows," an emotional Thomson Sr. said. "Somebody knows where Bobby is. We all know he didn’t disappear.

"Somebody knows what’s happened to him and we need to find him, so we can have closure," he added. "Any clue, any lead, anything... please let us know, and we can settle this."

Police say foul play might have been a factor and are not ruling anything out.

Police are asking anyone who may have had contact with Thomson in late July or has any information regarding his whereabouts to contact the Winnipeg Police Service missing persons unit at 204 986 6250.

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