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Police seek help in search for missing Markham father

Last Updated Oct 5, 2017 at 5:32 pm EDT

Missing Markham man Eugene Kim. HANDOUT/York Regional Police

Police are seeking the public’s help in locating a 38-year-old Markham father of two who has been missing since Monday.

Eugene Kim was last seen on the morning of October 2 at his home in the area of Bayview Avenue and Royal Orchard Boulevard.

His family says he followed his usual routine, got his young son dressed and dropped him off at school before heading off to work. Before leaving, he told his wife he would be home late because he had a big meeting that day.

The family says Kim called his wife around 4:30 p.m. saying he was coming home after his meeting was done. That was followed up at around 9:30 p.m. when Kim texted his wife to say the deal was done and he would be home in an hour.

When he didn’t show up, Kim’s wife texted him at around 11:22 p.m. and got a message back saying he couldn’t talk at that moment.

That was the last time anyone heard from Kim.

Kim’s brother-in-law, Scott Lim, tells 680 News they have since learned that Kim did not show up for work that day, having called in sick earlier in the morning.

Lim says they’ve also learned that the phone call was made from somewhere in the North Bay area and that at 5 p.m. on Monday afternoon, Kim signed for a camping permit in Algonquin Park.

Lim says it is extremely out of character for Kim and they don’t know why he would be in North Bay.

“Never once has he notified my sister that he was not coming home,” says Lim

“He doesn’t have an affiliation with anyone that’s known to police, he’s mentally healthy, physically healthy. He’s a joyful guy, no major stresses – nothing out of the ordinary.”

Lim says local and provincial police are helping in the search for his brother-in-law and a group of 20 friends have also made their way north to find out anything they can about Kim’s disappearance.

Kim is of Korean descent, approximately five-foot-nine, 185 pounds with black hair. He is believed to be driving a black Nissan Rouge with licence plate BJJD-108.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact police.