The family of an elderly man who is part of a B.C.-wide Amber Alert for two missing children is speaking out and sharing more details about him.
Robert ‘Bob’ Bolton, 74, is believed to be with his daughter Verity Bolton, and her two children she allegedly abducted.
Aurora and Joshuah Bolton are the subject of a provincewide Amber Alert that has been in place for seven days now. Verity, 45, had a planned vacation with her children but did not return them to their father, who has primary custody, on July 17.
Robert’s stepson Jason Denholm says his father “suffers from dementia” and wants him brought to safety.
Glacier Media spoke to Jason and his wife Nicole Pearson Denholm, who say unfortunately the information about his dementia “cannot be released by the RCMP because he has not had an official diagnosis yet.”
The couple says Robert is “probably very confused and frustrated with the situation he has been put in” and “Verity has taken his cellphone, drained his bank accounts, and taken advantage of his dementia.”
They hope for Robert’s safe return so he can be “properly cared for.”
“We appreciate everyone’s support during this difficult time,” they said.
Cpl. Vanessa Munn with the Surrey RCMP says police cannot speak to personal medical information and “what we can say is that Robert has health concerns and may present as confused and/or disoriented.”
The photograph police shared of Robert is the same one the couple is sharing but shows Jason standing beside him with his arm around him.