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LETTERS: Nunavut September 08, 2017 - 1:10 pm

Benjamin Palluq’s sister pleads for information about why he’s missing

"Something had happened to Ben and someone out there knows something"

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Benjamin Palluq of Iqaluit disappeared in March 2014 and has not been seen since. His sister still seeks information about what might have happened to him. (FILE PHOTO)
Benjamin Palluq of Iqaluit disappeared in March 2014 and has not been seen since. His sister still seeks information about what might have happened to him. (FILE PHOTO)

As happy as I am that Michael Salomonie and his son Ian were found safe and returned to their family, I am reminded and extremely saddened that my brother Benjamin Palluq is still missing.

When searches are happening I always have hope that though the search is not for Ben that somehow he will be found.

I am sure for families that have had their loved ones gone missing from hunting or traveling accidents are also effected when searches are happening. They at least have an idea of where and how the accident may have happened.

Not knowing what had happened to Ben is very difficult and sometimes debilitating.

During this time of desperation I looked my husband in the eye and told him I wish I could just disappear right in front of him so he can tell people that it is possible to just disappear and to say maybe that’s what happened to Ben.

But I know it is not possible to just disappear. I even wished I could die to see if I can find him in the spirit world.

At times of desperation all kinds of things can go through the mind. I would like to publicly apologize for worrying people during my difficult time.

I also want to plead once again, please do not forget about Ben and if anybody knows anything please contact the police.

Something had happened to Ben and someone out there knows something. Please!

Jeela Palluq-Cloutier
Iqaluit

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(4) Comments:

#1. Posted by Friend Of Ben on September 10, 2017

My heart goes out to you and your family.

I remember Ben fondly.

You are right; someone must know something.

I hope they can find it in their hearts or their conscience to come forward with information!

#2. Posted by ktakpaninie on September 11, 2017

This may never help, but I remember I was just coming from North Mart on my way back to Grinnell Place where I worked on my break, and I just saw Ben heading towards north mart, and he always smiled at me, but this time, he looked mad and unhappy, and that was the last time I saw him. I hope that one day we will find him. Keep praying for him.

#3. Posted by I knew Ben on September 12, 2017

People from Iqaluit as a whole should of look for him. It’s amazing how they aren’t searching for him. I hope his in a better place now.

#4. Posted by Name withheld by request on September 13, 2017

My heart goes out to Ben and his family.

When Ben first disappeared, a search was conducted. RCMP found a body up at road to nowhere, Whose body would it be? There is a murderer out there, why isn’t there anything being said/done. Rumors were said, Ben won $75,000 and moved.

God bless Ben and Family.

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