TOWN OF ISLIP, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – A Long Island family is looking for a missing son after he failed to return home from a trip to Florida.
“I really don’t feel well, because I don’t know where my son is,” Paul Jacques said. The Bay Shore dad is heartsick over the mysterious disappearance of his son three weeks ago.
Gontran Jacques, 27, was flying from South Florida after a visit to his mother, but he never made it home to Suffolk County from John F. Kennedy International Airport on Oct. 28. He was on board an American Airlines flight to JFK on Oct. 28 but relatives never heard from him again.
“I don’t know where he is. He is supposed to come here,” Paul Jacques said. “If anyone finds Gontran, please bring him to me. We are waiting for him. I can’t wait to see him, I don’t know why.”
After landing at JFK, his mother says there was one communication from his Instagram account to a friend.
“He said ‘I’m O.K., I’m upstate New York.’ That’s all. He didn’t call me or his father or his mother,” stepmother Marie Jacques said.
Suffolk Police say after landing he communicated with someone that he was planning to take a rideshare home, but since then, radio silence from the hulking Suffolk Community College Grad who came to the United States from Haiti a decade ago. He stands 6’3″ and weighs 300 pounds.
Emails sent to him go unanswered.
Gontran, also called Eddie, is a hemophiliac on medication. Relatives worry about foul play.
“I just hope he is alive and he comes back to my house,” Paul said. “I’m very worried something bad happened.”
His mother, who says she spent an uneventful few months with him in Miami, was hospitalized with stress over the disappearance.
“Because she is sick. Every day she’s waiting for the answer: Where my son is? Have no idea,” Paul said.
Suffolk Police are asking for the public’s help and so is the distraught family.
Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to call the Suffolk County Police Department’s Third Squad at 631-854-8352 or 911.