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'It's hell on earth': Father pleads for answers in disappearance of Langley man

A $10,000 reward is being offered by the family for answers.

The family of a missing Langley man is offering a $10,000 reward for information that leads to his whereabouts. 

Devon Goodrick, of Langley, was last seen at 3:30 a.m. on Sept. 25, 2021 in the area of 192 Street and 28 Avenue in Surrey.

Two days later he was reported missing to police.

“My emotions are all twisted and knotted. It’s a hell on earth is what this is,” says his father Nick Goodrick. “My life is not normal.”

Devon would now be 27 years old.

Nick tells Glacier Media the pain of not finding his son is unbearable. 

"The longer that it goes on that they have the answers to my son’s whereabouts, it’s hurting us. It’s compounding,” he says. "I know in my heart that these people have the answers to where my son is.”

Every day is hard, he adds.

"My heart, this part of my heart is missing and I’ve been off work for seven months trying to... I am in a brain fog. It’s a roller-coaster ride of depression and anxiety and hurt and worry.”

The Integrated Homicide Investigation Team (IHIT) took over the case from police after he had vanished for more than a week on Oct. 8, 2021. 

"IHIT took conduct of the investigation in accordance with its mandate to investigate high-risk missing persons and suspicious deaths,” states a spokesperson in a press release dated Oct. 14, 2021.

In the release, police also state his disappearance is not believed to be connected to the ongoing Lower Mainland gang conflict. 

Glacier Media did reach out to IHIT for a statement but did not receive a response back at the time of publication. 

"It’s too much to keep going on and on. It’s taking a real toll on our family,” says Nick.

He’s now looking to give his family closure. 

"We wanted to have a celebration of life, but we don’t have anything. We don’t have any answers,” he says.

The $10,000 reward is specifically for a person who gives the family information that leads to Devon’s whereabouts. 

"Do the right thing and bring the answers to us,” pleads Nick.

Anyone with information can contact the IHIT information line at 1-877-551-4448 or the family at 778-835-4890.

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