Missing Family Raises Questions For Police
February 26, 2010
California (ChattahBox) – The search is on for a family that has been missing since February 4th, with no clues as to the circumstances of their vanishing.
Joseph McStay, his wife, Summer, four-year-old Gianni and three-year-old Joseph Jr. are an average family living in Southern California.
But on February 4th they disappeared without a trace, and police are baffled about what happened.
Family and friends began to contact police February 15th, after various attempts to speak to the couple and their children.
Officers were dispatched to their home, and upon entering found that no planned vacation appeared to have occurred.
Everything seemed to be just as they had left it, including food items that had been left out on counters.
The family’s two dogs had been left without food and water.
The family’s car was soon found abandoned near the Mexico border, raising even more questions.
Neither of the McStay’s seem to have anything in their history or current life that would suggest any entanglements to the criminal world, drug cartels, or any kind of illegal activity.
However, police are believing at this time that foul play was involved, as the car had been cleaned out, and family and friends confirm that a sudden disappearance would be highly out of character.
“At this point, it just seems to be a mystery,”Lt. Dennis Brugos of the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department, who is leading the investigation, said in a statement.
“There is a chance the family could have voluntarily left and disappeared, but it’s unlikely.”
Police in Mexico have been involved in the case from the beginning, and are looking for signs of the family there.
Authorities are also going through scores of security tapes from Border Control, looking for any sign of the family that might point to a voluntary cross of the border.