FITCHBURG — The daddy of 17-year-old Luis Guillen went to the Canadian on border Friday looking for his son, who then had been lacking for one week.
Brokers on the border in Vermont advised Luis A. Guillen’s father, additionally Luis Guillen, that his son couldn’t have handed the border, in line with Judith Mazzaferro, the lacking teen’s mom.
Luis Guillen took his telephone, pc and passport when he left the house he shares together with his father within the early morning hours of Sept. 29. His cellphone has been shut off since he went lacking.
“He by no means took off like this earlier than, not as soon as,” stated Guillen’s mom Judith Mazzaferro. “There isn’t any day, no hour, the place we do not miss him.”
Minors underneath the age of 18 should current their beginning certificates, passport, and a letter of consent signed by each mother and father to cross the northern border, in line with journey tips issued by the Canadian authorities.
Guillen’s mother and father gave him no letter of consent, Mazzaferro stated. “There was no method he handed the border,” she stated.
He was purported to board the bus to Fitchburg Excessive College on Sept. 29, however Mazzaferro stated he by no means made it to high school.
When Guillen’s 13-year-old sister returned dwelling from college that afternoon she discovered a word written in Guillen’s handwriting in Luis’ father’s third-floor house, stated Mazzaferro, who lives in a first-floor house.
The word stated he’d left to go to Canada with some pals, and advised his household to not fear. The word indicated Guillen deliberate to be there for “a pair months,” Mazzaferro stated.
Mazzaferro is anxious, and resolute.
“I’ll do something to get him again,” she stated, holding in her palms of Luis smiling.
Mazzaferro herself drove to New York three days after her son went lacking. She knew that one in every of her son’s pals, a woman he met taking part in pc video games on-line, lived there.
She managed to talk with the woman, who advised Mazzaferro she hadn’t talked to Guillen in over a 12 months. However the woman advised her that they had a mutual buddy in Canada whom she and Guillen performed pc video games with on-line.
A light-weight went off in Mazzaferro’s head. She recalled the word stating her son was certain for Canada. She reached out to the Canadian buddy through textual content message.
Unwelcome information returned.
Guillen wasn’t with the second buddy, who advised Mazzaferro her son, recognized solely on-line, wouldn’t have recognized his Canadian handle.
“My coronary heart is damaged,” Mazzaferro stated earlier than hugging and kissing her youngest son on the cheek.
Guillen, a highschool senior, performed piano, and is described by his mom as a understated music-lover who made sturdy friendships with just a few folks he held shut.
“Luis is a really pleasant child, he’s respectful, he likes to joke rather a lot,” stated Mazzaferro, whose different two youngsters are ages 13 and seven. “As soon as he recognized a buddy, he was a buddy without end.
Guillen volunteered within the audio management room at Seventh-day Adventist Church in Billerica, the place he and his father attended companies every Saturday.
He went to the Seventh-Day Adventist highschool South Lancaster Academy till the top of his sophomore 12 months, when his household determined it was too troublesome to rearrange transportation from his dwelling in Fitchburg to the college in Lancaster.
Mazzaferro teaches at Busy Bee Preschool Middle on Harugari Road. She and her different youngsters had already left dwelling for the morning by the point Guillen was purported to board the bus that Friday morning.
Maria Paulino, who owns Busy Bees Preschool Middle, taught Guillen when he was three.
Paulino stated Guillen’s intelligence was obvious at an early age. He was a “quiet” little one who grew into an “harmless” teen, one who is understood to catch, clear and present the excess fish he catches on journeys together with his father, she stated.
“That is very out of his character,” she stated.
Fitchburg police Capt. Matthew LeMay stated police are following all attainable results in discover Guillen. He stated Guillen determined to depart his dwelling and police haven’t made contact with him.
“He is a 17-year-old male that left dwelling underneath his personal free will; aside from the truth that he is by no means accomplished this earlier than, it isn’t fully suspicious in nature,” stated LeMay.
These with details about Guillen’s whereabouts are requested to name the Fitchburg Police Division at 978-345-4355.