A San Clemente businessman and his family remain missing after more than a month, and a videotape of a family of four thought to be the family crossing the border is inconclusive, said the missing man’s brother. Joseph McStay, his wife Summer and their two young children Gianni and Joseph have been missing since early February. Authorities found the family’s SUV near the San Ysidro border crossing with Mexico, but other than the video have turned up few clues.
McStay’s brother, Michael, is not convinced the footage-which was shot Feb. 8 at the San Ysidro Border Crossing-is of the missing family. “My brother is the only one in the family with a valid passport,” he said. “Summer’s passport is expired and the two boys don’t even have passports.” Michael also added that the footage was of poor quality and that his brother “doesn’t walk like that.”
According to ABC’s affiliate KGTV in San Diego, a San Diego Sheriff’s Department spokesperson has confirmed that Interpol is assisting the investigation along with U.S. Border Patrol.
A fund has been set up for the family to hire a private investigator and to fund other operations to ensure the missing family comes home. “We’ve raised about $1,500 so far,” Michael said. “It’s not enough to hire a private investigator, but it’s a start.” Visit www.mcstayfamily.com for more information.
Vol. 5, Issue 10, March 11-17, 2010
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