David MacDermott’s family issues new plea for answers


Wednesday marks 20 years since David MacDermott’s family final noticed or heard from him.

The 30-year-old Kitchener resident mysteriously went lacking in 2002.

“Now he’d be 50, I can’t even imagine,” his mom Linda Shaw instructed CTV News. “You know, what he would look like? Would he have a family? Children?”

His family is making yet one more plea to the general public to assist them discover out what occurred.


Since the day David went lacking, his family says they’ve been left with only a few clues.

“He was planning on going out for a friend’s birthday,” one in all David’s sisters, Colleen Stevens, explains.

On the night time of his disappearance, David went to what was then Club Renaissance in downtown Kitchener. His family was instructed after the bar, he went to a pal’s home.

“Neighbours had reported they heard a fight, but they don’t know who was involved. Other then that, we have very little,” his mom says.

According to Waterloo regional police, David was final seen that night time at his residence on Mill Street.

David was supposed to fulfill mates and Colleen the subsequent day, however by no means confirmed for both dedication.

“I just had a feeling that something wasn’t right,” Colleen says.

Just days after he disappeared, police verify a canine matching the outline of David’s was discovered wandering the streets close to his dwelling.

Just a few months later, officers say David’s automotive was discovered close to his dwelling too.

David MacDermott’s mom and sisters lay out pictures of him on the kitchen desk. (Krista Sharpe/CTV Kitchener)


David’s mom and youthful sisters unfold pictures of him out on the kitchen desk, whereas sharing recollections.

Linda says employees nicknamed him “prince” when he was born, as a result of he was the one boy born within the hospital that day.

“He was a fun happy go-lucky guy,” Colleen says. “He knew a lot of people, had a lot of friends and was always smiling.”

David’s youngest sister, Amanda Shaw describes him as, “the standard protective big brother.”

The 30-year-old went lacking simply earlier than Amanda’s eleventh birthday.

“A lot of the memories I have with him, unfortunately are lost,” she explains.


His family and investigators are persuaded the answers they’re trying for are nonetheless with an individual or folks in our neighborhood.

“Twenty years is a long time to hold such a secret,” Colleen says.

She provides she will get indignant understanding “there is someone that knows what happened to him.”

That’s why the family continues to share his story, hoping to search out answers.

“I am begging them, please help us to do this,” his mom Linda provides, interesting to these with data.

“If somebody has it in their heart to be able to help us move on from this and be able to put David to rest.”

“We just want answers,” Amanda says. “And more than anything, we just want to lay my brother to rest and have that closure.”

David MacDermott. (Submitted)

Waterloo Regional Police say they proceed to analyze David’s disappearance. At the time of his disappearance was described as six ft, one inch tall, 186 kilos, with brown hair, brown eyes, and had a small ladybug tattoo between his shoulder blades.

In 2002 and former to that, police say David frequented a number of Kitchener and Waterloo institutions, together with Roxanne’s, Club Renaissance, the Silver Spur, and Howl on the Moon.

Anyone with any data can contact Waterloo Regional Police Missing Persons Unit at 519-570-9777, extension 8738, or in the event that they want to keep nameless, Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

Please Bring Me Home, a corporation that works with the households of lacking folks throughout the nation, may also be contacted anonymously.


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