Vol. 5, Issue 8, February 25-March 3, 2010
THE LATEST: A former San Clemente businessman and his family who moved in January to a northern San Diego County home has vanished, according to the San Diego Sheriff’s Department. Joseph McStay, 40, his wife Summer, 43, and two children Gianni, 4, and Joseph, 3, abruptly disappeared on February 4. Authorities found the family’s abandoned Isuzu Trooper on Feb. 8 in San Ysidro near the Mexican border. The children’s car seats were still inside.
“He never disconnects from anyone,’ said Alan Geller, who has known McStay for eight years. “I consider him my best friend and he never went to Tijuana to do business.’
McStay’s brother, Michael, also was very suspicious of the circumstances surrounding the family’s disappearance. “We were very close to each other and nothing unusual like this has ever happened before,’ he said. “These are good people and a loving family. You can’t fake the joy that they had in his house.’ Michael also added that he did not believe the children had passports, and checked to find out if his brother’s finances were in order. “I asked a loan officer who recently helped my brother get a home for his credit report just to make sure,’ said Michael. “Can you buy a house these days without your life in order?’
No one answers the phone at McStay’s San Clemente business-Earth Inspired Products.
WHAT’S NEXT: A fund for the McStay’s safe return has been set up at www.mcstayfamily.com. San Diego authorities request anyone with information call Sgt. David Martinez at 858.974.2431.
FIND OUT MORE: www.mcstayfamily.com
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