MONTREAL —; Mother Janice Kustra said that her life has been turned upside down.
Her only child, 27-year-old Matthew Kustra, has gone missing.
Missing 27-year-old Matthew Kustra pictured with his mother. HO/Family
Missing 27-year-old Matthew Kustra pictured with his mother.
The NDG resident has not been seen or heard from for close to a week.
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“I can’t work, I can’t sleep, I haven’t eaten properly since last week,” 59-year-old Janice Kustra told Global News from her home in Vancouver.
“He’s my only child, he’s my baby.”
Last Thursday night, Matthew Kustra was with friends at a pub on St-Jacques Street West.
Missing father Matthew Kustra was last seen at PJ’s Pub in NDG. Global News
Missing father Matthew Kustra was last seen at PJ’s Pub in NDG.
At around 10 p.m., he left his table, telling friends he was meeting someone.
Kustra promised to be back in 20 minutes but he never returned.
On Tuesday, investigators seized security camera footage from PJ’s Pub.
“Investigators are asking for anyone’s help to locate him,” Cst. Francois Collard told Global News.
“It’s a strange story.”
Matthew Kustra works in the construction industry. He’s the father of a three-year-old daughter, and lives with his girlfriend.
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Janice Kustra described her son as a “clean-cut young man with no health problems or enemies.”
She did tell Global News that Matthew Kustra was the former co-owner of a bar called Liquid Lounge.
In May, a fire ripped through the popular Sherbrooke Street West hangout.
Arson was suspected.
Janice Kustra is worried her son’s life may be in danger.
“My mind doesn’t want to go there, but it does,” Janice Kustra said.
“In my heart, he wouldn’t be away this long and not contact his wife or daughter.”
Matthew Kustra’s most distinguishable feature is a scar across the bridge of his nose.
Anyone with information is asked to call 911, or to contact the Montreal Police Info-Crime hotline: 514-393-1133.