Son of missing Lyle and Marie McCann says the waiting and guessing 'becomes all consuming'

Brett McCann, son of Lyle and Marie McCann, poses next to a billboard advertising a reward for the...

Brett McCann, son of Lyle and Marie McCann, poses next to a billboard advertising a reward for the missing couple on Highway 16 west of Entwistle in Alberta on Friday, September 30, 2011. CODIE MCLACHLAN/EDMONTON SUN QMI AGENCY

Michael Platt, Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 8:35 PM ET

The frantic first hours, followed by days of waiting.

All the while, there’s a desperate need to stay busy — to feel like you are doing something, anything, to help find the loved ones who vanished without a trace.

Most of all, there’s the helpless heartache of not knowing, and the dark places your mind takes you, when you try to guess.


Videos

Photos