The family of Scott Graham, 67, are appealing to the public for his whereabouts as they head to Spain, where he was last seen, in an attempt to locate him.
Graham was last seen July 15 at the Canadian Embassy in Madrid after losing his bag four days prior.
Graham is a kidney transplant recipient and had gone to the embassy for help – his medication, which he has to take daily, and his passport were in the bag.
His daughter Georgia Graham, who lives in Montreal, travels to Spain on August 10 in search of her father.
“He would do anything for us. Like, he loves his family, and so I’m doing this for him because that’s what he taught me,” she said. All points west host Robyn Burns.
She said Graham left Victoria for Amsterdam on June 28 and traveled to Portugal and Spain, during which time he remained in daily contact with his family via WhatsApp.
For the past three and a half weeks, Georgia Graham and her family have been trying to piece together information from Spanish and Canadian authorities to determine his whereabouts.
“We had to put a lot of pressure on everyone,” she said. “My family and I have been working on this all day. I haven’t been able to go to work.”
Because the information is missing and unclear, she and her partner, along with her sister, travel to Spain to try to help with the investigation in person.
Local police working with international authorities
Spanish police are investigating Graham’s disappearance with support from the Victoria Police Department and Graham’s family.
Victoria Police are appealing to the public for his whereabouts as he is a resident of the city.
const. Cam MacIntyre said police had been in contact with Global Affairs, Interpol and Spanish authorities as much as possible.
‘This is a difficult investigation given that it is taking place overseas, there is obviously a language barrier and complicated factors, but we hope that some of the efforts to date will help locate Mr Graham.’
Georgia Graham and MacIntyre said it was possible Graham visited a hospital near Madrid, but they were unable to confirm.
“It’s absolutely a challenge and a unique environment in which we operate,” MacIntyre said.
The Victoria Police Service is advising anyone in Spain who sees Graham or knows his whereabouts to call 112. Anyone in Canada with information is asked to contact Victoria Police on 250-995-7654.