Family of missing man encouraged by tip from Shaw students
Posted August 13, 2013
Raleigh, N.C. — The family of an Apex man missing since Friday night focused their search near the Raleigh Convention Center Tuesday, after two Shaw University students provided a clue to his whereabouts.
Weston Vandemerwe, 23, left The Oxford on Fayetteville Street at about 1:30 a.m. Saturday morning, friends said. He and his girlfriend, Kaitlyn Holmes, argued outside the bar, and she got in a cab. Holmes said she assumed Vandermerwe would also take a cab home. He had left his car at a friend's house in Cary.
Vandemerwe's mother, Becky Daly, said the Shaw students told her they saw him lying on the ground outside the convention center early Saturday, and they even took a picture of him. When they offered to help him, the students told Daly, he declined.
Vandemerwe is described as a white man with brown hair and eyes. He is about 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs 180 pounds. He was wearing a red polo shirt and blue shorts.
"This is not my son," Daly said, "I really feel that something bad has happened."
Anyone with information about Vandermerwe is asked to call the Raleigh Police Department at 919-834-4357. Friends are offering a $5,000 reward for information that helps them find Vandemerwe.