HOBOKEN, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — The search intensified Monday night for a Hoboken man, nearly 48 hours after he vanished just blocks from his home.
As CBS 2’s Tracee Carrasco reported, police said Andrew Jarzyk, 27, has been missing since about 2 a.m. Sunday.
New Jersey State Police, Transit Police, and even the NYPD were searching everywhere for Jarzyk Monday night – in the water along the Hudson River, and on the ground.
Meanwhile, Jarzyk’s loved-ones put up posters, knocked on doors and even stopped cars — hoping that someone may know where he is.
“We’re talking about a responsible young man who loves his family, would not put his life in jeopardy, and would not leave everybody wondering where he is,” said Andrew Jarzyk’s, sister-in-law, Karyn Jarzyk.
“It’s extremely difficult for the family as a whole; his friends — we all care about him equally, so it’s difficult,” said Andrew Jarzyk’s brother, Stephen Jarzyk.
Described as fun-loving, easygoing and willing to help anyone, Andrew Jarzyk’s family said his disappearance is out of character.
Jarzyk was last seen Saturday night at the West Five Supper Club on Madison Street in Hoboken. He was with friends and was said to be in his usual good mood.
But sometime around 2 a.m. Sunday, it is believed Jarzyk, who is training for a marathon, went for a run.
“He had a cell phone but we think that the battery died, it got lost — we don’t know, “ Karyn Jarzyk said. “He wasn’t answering it.”
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.
Jarzyk’s family was pleading with anyone who may know what happened.
“That’s what you can do for us, actually — just keep letting everyone see his face, please,” said Stephen Jarzyk.
Anyone with information about Jarzyk’s whereabouts is asked to call Hoboken police, on the main line at (201) 420-2100 or on the police desk at (201) 420-2131.
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