HOBOKEN, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — It has been four days since a Hoboken man vanished without a trace.
As CBS 2’s John Slattery reported, Andrew Jarzyk, 27, was last seen early Sunday morning along the Hoboken waterfront. His tight-knit family has been growing increasingly concerned as the search has been growing bleak.
“We are begging everyone to keep their eyes and ears open,” said Jarzyk’s brother, Stephen Jarzyk. “Please, we’re asking for your help.”
Andrew Jarzyk was last seen running in a very poor-quality surveillance video on Sinatra Drive near 4th Street in Hoboken. It was near the spot where his family pleaded for help.
“On a personal note, I’m begging you to mend my parents’ broken hearts,” Stephen Jarzyk said.
The mother is Beverly Jarzyk. The father is Stephen Jarzyk Sr., who is at a loss as to what happened.
“We really don’t know. Andrew was a good, good young man,” Jarzyk Sr. said. “We just don’t know. We’re at a dead end.”
Andrew Jarzyk was seen by friends around 1 a.m. Sunday at the West 5 supper club on Madison Street in Hoboken. He left, and an hour later was seen a mile away, in exercise clothing, near the waterfront.
His disappearance launched a search on the water, in the air and throughout Hoboken, with the family posting fliers with photos everywhere.
“We’re out here day after day after day, holding on by a thread, and wishing for anything to help us find Andrew,” said Andrew Jarzyk’s sister-in-law, Karyn Jarzyk.
Andrew Jarzyk, who lives in Hoboken and works for PNC Financial in Woodland Park, was said to be in good spirits in the hour before he disappeared.
For the family of the missing man, it has been days of anxiety and worry, into which they injected an element of hope.
Andrew Jarzyk was last seen wearing a black Under Armour cap, a neon green T-shirt over a black Spandex long-sleeve shirt, black Spandex pants, black snow gloves, and earbuds around his neck, police said.
He is about 6-feet-1 inches tall and weighs about 160 pounds. He has thinning dirty blond hair, blue eyes, and a tattoo bearing a cross on his rib area with the initials “SJLJBJ,” police said.
He also has a scar on his left cheek and a sizable scar on his shoulder, police said.
New Jersey State Police, Transit Police, and even the NYPD have been involved in the search for Andrew Jarzyk.
Police said runners typically are not targeted by thieves. Police also do not suspect suicide.
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