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Family of Colin Gillis speaks

'We just want him to come home'

Patty, Lyndon and John Gillis talk to reporters at the Piercefield Highway department March 14.

Patty, Lyndon and John Gillis talk to reporters at the Piercefield Highway department March 14. Photo by Keith Lobdell.

“He’s a great kid. Why would you not want to find him?” Patty said.

Patty also said that Collin’s younger brother, Ian, was in classes at Tupper Lake High School, where he was being kept busy both during and after school.

“He is in the musical at the school this weekend and has been kept busy with that,” she said. “It‘s good for him to be busy.”

Mr. Gillis said that he could not think of any reason why Collin would have gone into the woods that evening, but that he was experienced in the local terrain.

“He’s a Boy Scout and he is very familiar with the woods,” John said. “I can’t think of any reason why he would have went into them.”

“We know the woods, and we were taught what to do if we get lost in the woods,” Lyndon said.

Colin Gillis was last seen at about 1:45 a.m. Sunday, March 11, walking on Route 3 near the Franklin/St. Lawrence County line.

The family urged anyone with information on Collin to call the New York State Police at 897-2000.

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