PORT COQUITLAM The family and friends of a missing 16-year-old are asking the public to keep an eye out for the Port Coquitlam teen over the weekend.
Dominique De La Giraudais was last seen by his mother Sunday evening (April 21) leaving his home in downtown Port Coquitlam.
His mom Marie said his disappearance is out of character and both family and friends are very concerned.
"Hes never done this to the extent of being gone five days," she told The Tri-Cities NOW on Friday.
Marie said the two had a disagreement the night he disappeared, but added he wasnt in a "bad state" when he left.
She said Dominique hasnt been in contact with any of his friends for days, but he did tell one friend he was "going off the grid."
Coquitlam RCMP issued a press release regarding the disappearance on Tuesday.
His mom believes he might be camping, an activity he has an interest in and has done before near Chilliwack.
However, adding to the concern, Marie said Coquitlam Mounties searched an area of the Coquitlam River in PoCo, which turned up some of the boys belongings.
She said police wouldnt tell her exactly where the items were found.
Marie said friends and family intend to spend the weekend looking for the teen and are hoping for any information so they can target their search to a specific area.
"Im still really concerned about him, I would like to find him right now to make sure hes safe and OK," Marie said.
"Im not mad at him at all, I just want to know hes OK and safe."
Dominique is described as a black male, standing six-feet two-inches tall, weighing 180 pounds, with short black hair and light complexion.
He was last seen wearing grey sweatpants.
Anyone with information regarding Dominiques whereabouts is asked to contact Coquitlam RCMP at 604-945-1550 and quote file number 2013-10935.
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