Michael Dunahee vanished from a Victoria playground at the age of four on March 24, 1991, and the search continues.
A large crowd participated in the 32nd annual Michael Dunahee Keep the Hope Alive family five-kilometre fun run and walk Sunday (March 26) in support of Child Find B.C. and Dunahee’s family.
“It was really heartwarming to see everybody out today,” Michael’s mother Crystal Dunahee said. “We saw generations of people come to support us. We want people to talk to their children about staying safe, strangers, internet luring and all the stuff that’s out there now that we have to be so careful of.”
The event was in Esquimalt and helped raise just under $2,000 online for Child Find B.C. by late Sunday afternoon.
“We need to remember that there are also other families out there that need support,” Crystal said.
This case is one of the largest missing child investigations in the country.
“It’s important that we continue to support the Dunahee family,” Victoria Police Chief Del Manak said. “We continue to ask the public for information. We know that there has to be someone who saw something that may be critical to the investigation.”
A tip portal was launched on the 30th anniversary of his disappearance at vicpd.ca/michaeldunaheetips. Tips can also be reported at 250-995-7444.
“Your tip might be that important missing piece,” Crystal said. “You never know.”