IT is a year tomorrow since Derry man John Concannon tragically went missing.
Thursday, November 10, 2015 was the last time the 71-year-old, from Altcar Park in Galliagh, was seen.
No new leads have emerged in the past six months which is why there have been no public searches announced by his family and friends.
But behind the scenes, his heartbroken family and friends carry on with searches when they are out and about along the Derry/Donegal border.
Every hedgerow, stream and outbuilding and shed has been looked into in the hope of finding some trace of John.
It has been a mystery as to what happened John who was much loved and is much missed by all who knew him.
John has dementia and was not able to communicate.
It is believed he may have got on the wrong bus home on November 10 and became confused when it followed a route he didn’t recognise.
He was last seen getting off the Fernabbey bus at 5.40 pm and walking along the rural Lenamore Road in the direction of the border.
Where John went after that, nobody knows.
Hundreds of people, including rescue experts and volunteers, the PSNI and An Garda Siochana, had been involved in searches for him along the border and across Inishowen.
When the search turned up no positive leads, it was scaled back but those close to him still looked for him.
People still keep John in their prayers and many people light candles for him at home and in church in the hope he will be returned safe and well.
Anyone with information about John’s whereabouts is asked to leave a private message on the Facebook page ‘Footsearch for John Concannon’ and it will be passed on to the proper channels. #bringjohnhome