Ky Parker - Family's plea for missing Sunderland Dad to return home
The family of a missing dad from Sunderland are urging the 37-year-old to make contact after not being seen since he left his home in Roker on Sunday, May 23.
Following his disappearance, his family have been appealing for information on social media to help find the father who is originally from Wallsend.
Ky’s partner Charley Louise Smith said his disappearance is ‘very out of character’ and he seemed ‘absolutely fine’ in the days before he went missing.
Mr Parker’s family have revealed that he was last seen wearing a black leather jacket, jeans and grey trainers.
Charley said: “We are all extremely worried but we’re staying positive and everyone has been so supportive in helping with the search parties.
"I miss him so much, we all miss and love him so much and we just want him to get in touch to let us know he’s safe.”
The 37-year-old dad, who works at Costa Coffee did not return to work last Sunday, May 23 and hasn’t been seen or heard from since then.
Charley added: “He's a loud, chatty, fun guy and the whole family miss him, he usually contacts somebody so it’s really out of character.”
A search party of around 70 to 100 people was also launched last night, May 28 which was organised by Ky’s brother Jay Parker and sister Polly Parker to try and locate the missing dad.
Polly said: “We set up grid references so everyone searched different areas and reported back with updates but we had no luck – Myself and a few friends carried on searching through the night until 6.30 this morning.
"His disappearance is very unusual because he’s a very social and friendly guy, he hasn’t done anything like this before. There were so many people helping in the search and it doesn’t surprise me because he’s a really popular person.”
Northumbria Police confirmed that Ky is still being treated as a missing person – with searches and inquires into his disappearance still ongoing.