WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) — The family of a Wilkes-Barre man who disappeared six years ago says they will never give up looking for him.

In fact, it was six years ago on December 9, 2012, that Yiear West went missing. On December 9, 2022, Andy Mehalshick spoke with his mother and aunt who believe he was the victim of foul play.

“I know in my heart my son’s gone but I’m doing my best moving forward,” said Lisa Patterson, West’s mother.

Lisa Patterson spoke with this reporter at the very moment, six years to the date, that she last saw and spoke with her son, 28-year-old Yiear West.

“Lisa six years ago at this very moment, you last spoke to your son. Do you remember that conversation?” Asked Andy Mehalshick.

“Yes, Yiear came into my room and said I’m about to go to work. Alright, I said, enjoy your day. He said ‘I love you ma I’ll talk to you later.’ That was the last words I heard from him,” Patterson told Eyewitness News.

“Did anything seem wrong?” Mehalshick asked.

“No, everything was fine. He was good, he was going to work like he would normally do,” Patterson responded.

Lisa Patterson says her son would never just leave his young son and daughter.

West’s aunt just wants closure for the family.

“I just want to know who, what and how? Do you know what happened to him? Where is he? Why is nobody is coming forward? Where’s the answers?” Shawn Patterson, West’s aunt, asked.

“I will always remember in my mind and in my heart that he loved me and I loved him,” Lisa Patterson added.

Wilkes-Barre police tell Eyewitness News this is an open investigation and ask anyone with any information to give them a call. You do not have to give your name, just the information.