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Missing man Robert Hagans, 76 (Courtesy of Toronto Police Service)
Missing man Robert Hagans, 76 (Courtesy of Toronto Police Service)

Toronto brothers seek public help in finding missing father Add to ...

Three brothers are seeking the public's help in finding their 76-year-old father who went missing a week ago.

Speaking at a news conference at 33 Division in North York Thursday, brothers Bill, Stephen, and Rob Hagans said their father Robert - a retired mechanical engineer - left his home at Finch and Don Mills last Friday morning, without money or a cellphone, and walked to a Service Canada building at 4900 Yonge Street.

He has not been seen or heard from since he went to the building at around 1:00 pm.

The brothers said their father has some memory problems, but has never been a missing person, and never stayed out for more than 24 hours.

They suspect he may have fallen or, given the severe temperatures last week, suffered heat stroke.

Robert Hagans worked for Manulife Holdings across North America. Bill, 55, described his father as self-reliant and kind-hearted, "a good man." He's an avid reader, Bill said, and also in the amidst of writing a book about physics.

"He thinks he's smarter than Stephen Hawking," Bill said light-heartedly and, for a fleeting moment, the tension in the room broke.

Noticeably distraught, Stephen, 53, teared-up as he sent this message to his father: "I love and miss my dad and dad, if you're out there, please come home."

The fourth Hagans brother, Jeff, 39, is in the navy and on board the HMCS Vancouver, currently off the coast of Libya. The brothers said it's been hard for Jeff to be isolated at this difficult time.

As of 11:30 Friday morning, Mr. Robert Hagans still hadn't been found.

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