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Missing Coquitlam senior's family not giving up hope

COQUITLAM (NEWS1130) – The search for a missing Coquitlam senior is still on, a month after he vanished when he left his home to go for a walk.

Shin Noh’s family believes he is still alive.

His son, Sam, struggles to even get up in the morning. He admits he is mentally drained but says his strength is coming from friendly volunteers who have helped him search for his father on almost a daily basis.

“Some of these volunteers are members from the community or they’re off-duty police officers [and] security guards, and random people come and help us out,” he tells us.

“It’s most hard on my mom. She was a primary caregiver for my dad. What people have to understand is patients with Alzheimer’s, they want to go out and wander; we try to tell them not go out. We just didn’t realize this would happen,” he adds.

Sam says it’s frustrating when people think they’ve spotted his father but don’t approach him or call the police.

Shin Noh has Alzheimer’s and 64 years old; he was last seen around Guildford and Lansdown in Coquitlam. He is 5’6″ and was 160 lbs, but likely has lost a bit of weight.