HOBOKEN, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — The family of a missing Hoboken man continued a frantic search Friday, five days after the man was last seen.
As WCBS 880’s Jim Smith reported, the family of Andrew Jarzyk, 27, was offering a $10,000 reward Friday for information leading to his whereabouts.
Meanwhile, Jarzyk’s girlfriend has taken to Twitter frantically trying to spread the word, and organizing a group to return to Pier A Park to make another push in the search.
Runners in the area said Jarzyk’s disappearance is concerning.
“Yeah you know, I jog every day, but I usually go during daylight,” said one jogger. “I have gone at night though, because I feel like Hoboken’s safe.”
Another jogger, Noelle said she has seen police using divers to search the Hudson.
“There’ve been police boats and they looked like they were looking in the water for something,” she said, “and I thought, that’s odd, they’re looking for something, definitely.”
A woman who answered the phone at the Jarzyk family home in Hamilton said the situation was heartbreaking.
Jarzyk 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.
Andrew Jarzyk was last seen running in a very poor-quality surveillance video on Sinatra Drive near 4th Street in Hoboken.
Before that, he 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.
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.
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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