Desperate Wife of Missing Man Pleads for Information

Amanda Whyte, wife of Sam Whyte, and his two children, Emily, 4, and Samantha, 2, are devastated at his disappearance, “These four days have been the longest of my life.”

Mrs. Whyte has urged people to get in touch with the police if they witnessed anything suspicious on the night he went missing.

Eighty police are believed to be on patrol searching for him, with over 30 of them searching the River Kelvin for a body.

His wife last saw Mr. Whyte before leaving their home on Fortrose Street. “Sam wouldn’t just disappear like this,” says Mrs. Whyte, “He doesn’t go out that often.” Upon leaving the house he told his wife he loved her very much.

Sam Whyte, 28, disappeared following a night at the pub with his best friend, Harry Brown. Mr. Whyte was last seen walking along Preston Lane towards the River Kelvin on CCTV.

Mr. Whyte, an Engineer, took a detour after drinking at The Copy Cat on Great Western Road in Glasgow on Thursday, June 20th 2012. He was reported missing at 6am the next morning by his wife, Amanda Whyte.

Normally, Mr. Whyte would travel the 30 minutes home by walking down Western Lane, but the night of June 20th he went down Great Western Road instead.

Police have said Mr. Whyte told Mr. Brown he was heading home before leaving the pub that evening.

Mr. Whyte was said to be drinking prior to leaving just after 11pm, but was not inebriated. The family has apparently been having financial difficulties lately.

Mr. Whyte was carrying his wallet with identification, with pictures of his family inside. He was wearing a blue checked shirt, jeans, and brown Vans trainer shoes on the evening of his vanishing.

Mr. Whyte was also wearing his distinctive wedding ring which is in a Celtic design with his and his wife’s initials engraved on the outside of the band.

The investigation into Mr. Whyte’s disappearance is ongoing and the police have called for any witnesses to come forward with information.

A picture of Mr. Whyte is available through the police press office.