“He went up to [Vancouver] to visit friends who last saw him on the 14th,” the actor’s sister Danielle Koenig tells Zap2it. “Any information we can get on his whereabouts would be helpful.”
Burlesque dancer Jenny Magenta stated on Facebook that Koenig stayed with her in Vancouver and said that his parents told her he was “severely depressed.” She also says there’s some evidence he was in the Stanley Park area of Vancouver.
As we reported earlier, Sarah Silverman, Alyssa Milano, Dave Holmes and other celebrities have been tweeting and blogging for information leading to the whereabouts of the actor.
]]>Doug Benson tweeted,
“On a serious note, my buddy Andrew Koenig was last seen in Vancouver
on Feb 14. If anybody knows where he is send me a message.”
Radio host Jesse Thorn posted additional details about Koenig’s disappearance on his blog:
“[Andrew Koenig] Didn’t make his flight back to the US on 2/16. The
Vancouver Police are involved, and lots of people are looking.”
If you’ve seen Andrew Koenig since February 14th, his family asks that
you contact Detective Raymond Payette of the Vancouver Police
Department at 604-717-2534.
Det. Payette has not returned Zap2it’s request for more
information. We spoke to their public affairs office, but they could
not offer any additional details at this time.
[Update Sun. Feb. 21 9:48 AM Walter and Judy Koenig, the missing actor’s parents, confirmed to TMZ that Jenny Magenta’s statement (as we reported earlier) that Andrew was “severely depressed” is true. The Koenigs say the last time they heard from him was on Tue. Feb. 9 and he was “not doing good.” They’ve learned that his phone is turned off and the last time he received a text was Tue. Feb. 16 (two days after his disappearance). They’ve also confirmed that he was last seen in a bakery in the Stanley Park area of Vancouver. Koenig’s parents believe the police are doing a good job and say they’re making arrangements to fly into Vancouver within the next few days.
Also, Koenig’s friend and partner on several projects, Lance Miccio, told the site that he last saw Andew two weeks ago when the “Growing Pains” star said he “was not going to work anymore” and he also confirmed that Koenig was “suffering from depression.”]
[Update 6:00 PM Despite not being able to confirm 41-year-old Koenig’s missing status last night to Zap2it, The Vancouver Police Department issued a media release this afternoon.
Here’s the new information from the release: “[Koenig] is white, 5’5″ tall, 135 lbs., with long, brown shoulder-length hair and brown eyes. Anyone who sees Andrew or has information about his whereabouts is asked to call 911.”
Please note that any tips should be reported to 911 and not Det. Payette as previously requested by family and friends.]
Photo credit: Jesse Thorn