A girl who never was able to greet her lost brother promised her dead father that she’d find him.
After a fight with his fiancée, Mark Garvey disappeared from his Walton, Merseyside, house over a decade ago when he was only 15 years old.
According to the Merseyside Echo, Rose has stated that she’s committed to finding out what occurred. Yesterday was his 50th anniversary.
Rose, who is just 32, stated,
“I never got the chance to meet our Mark, but growing up, I’d always ask my dad and sister Lisa to tell me stories about him.
“I’d ask them what he liked to do and what he was like – they’d tell me how smart he was and how good he was at school and how he wanted to be a solicitor, how much of a mad Evertonian he was.
“I know so much about him; I feel like I know him, and I look at pictures of him now, and I can see myself in him.
“My dad used to always point at pictures of him growing up and tell me ‘that’s your big brother that’.”
What Did Rose Describe In ECHO Interview?
In an earlier interview with the ECHO, Rose described holding her father’s hand as he passed away in 2019 and making a pledge to him that she wouldn’t give up searching for “our Mark.”
She said: “My dad used always to say ‘minutes turned to hours, hours turned to days, days turned to weeks, weeks to months and months to years.
“I told my dad when I was little that when I was older, I was going to get a helicopter, and I would go out and find him for my dad.
“When he died in 2019, he passed away with no closure for his son, so that’s why I need to find him, I need to do this for my dad, and I’ll bring him home one day.
“My dad was born to be a dad and he was the best dad you could have ever had, the fact this happened to him is absolutely heartbreaking.”
Where Was Rose Brother Last Seen?
Rose claimed that during that particular evening in 1987, her brother had been last seen awaiting a bus in East Nottingham.
It turned out that he and Mark’s fiancée had fought when he discovered her with his closest friend. Mark walked to catch a bus near the Merry Lion pub off Queens Way but left inconsolably.
For 3 months, officers investigated the matter, questioning everybody at Mark’s College, De La Quartier in Croxteth, using tracker animals to search Dorsey Campground, and posting an official statement on the Qpr speaker system.
However, Mark was never found, and nobody came up with any data.
Rose Recalled Her Devoted Father
Rose recalled that her father had never been the same when his kid vanished just at the period the family resided in Warrington.
Rose said: “I remember when I was 15, and if I’d tell my dad I’d be home at 10 pm and then I’d arrive at five past, he’d be standing at the gate waiting for me.
“Even as an adult, he’d always ring and check in to see if I’d made it home safely.
“Whenever it was Mark’s birthday or the anniversary of his disappearance, my dad would always look lost – I wouldn’t even know what to say to him; I’d just hug him.
“He wouldn’t show how he was feeling much, he was a strong man and how he lived not knowing where his son was I don’t know, but it killed him.”
Although it will be 35 years since Mark vanished, Rose said that she “recognises” he is still alive and hopes to one day keep her pledge to her father and reunite with her little brother.
She said: “I know he’s out there because he was so smart and clever, and I can just feel it – I know it.
“I like to believe he’s got a great family, and I’ve got nieces and nephews out there,
“I like to think he’s married and got a good job.
“I like to think he has a nice home and he’s doing well.
“I don’t think anything negative about him. I just think positive, and I know I’m going to bring him home – he’s going to come home one day, and when he does, I’ll give him the biggest hug, and I won’t let go.
“I will never stop looking for him because I know he’s out there – I know he is.”
The finest day was when, according to Rose, will be when she could take her brother back and usher him through the main gate as her father had always hoped.