Three weeks have passed and Abu-Ubaida Atieque, 21, is still missing.
The University of Toronto at Scarborough engineering student was last seen on Nov. 18 at 8 a.m. in the Neilson Road and Sheppard Avenue East area, on his way to school.
Since then, nothing.
“We are still trying to find him,” said Atieque’s father, Mohammed Atieque, from his Scarborough home on Dec. 4. “We are asking the community to support us in the search of our son.”
Family, friends, and other volunteers gathered on Nov. 28 to search the surrounding areas where the 21-year-old was last seen, but turned up no clues. Further searches are expected to be carried out in the coming weeks.
Police say Atieque suffers from depression.
“He is without his medication and we are very concerned for his safety,” says Detective Stan Bydal of 42 Division. “He has never gone missing before.”
A Facebook group, Missing Person – Abu-Ubaida Atieque, has been set up with information regarding the search to find the missing student, described as 5 foot 7 inches and 165 pounds. He was wearing a black jacket, black pants, and brown shoes.
Anyone with additional information is asked to contact police at 416-808-4200 or Crime Stoppers anonymously at 416-222-TIPS (8477).