Tuesday, May 17, 2005

I Can't Believe I Am Writing This-Updated

UPDATE: We found him. Physically he's okay. Mentally/emotionally, not so much. He's getting help, though, and he'll be ok in time. Thanks for everyone's concern, I appreciate your emails.

My little brother is missing. No one has heard from him since nine a.m. Sunday morning, when he called my grandfather to tell him he was leaving to go back to his home and job in Northern Wisconsin, about three hours away. He's a radio DJ and the news director for his station, and he had an interview to do at Noon that day. He didn't show up for it, and didn't show up for work yesterday or this morning. His cell phone is off, and there have been no messages, no clues. He met a woman last weekend at a wedding that he really liked and was really exited about, but she hasn't heard from him either. He doesn't have a lot of financial resources - he shares a credit card with my mother, and it hasn't been used.

I can't believe this is happening. It happens to other people, other families. There is no good excuse for this that anyone can make anymore. Car trouble? He would have reached someone by now, even if he was out of minutes on his phone. The best case scenario we have now is that he somehow flaked out and decided to take a break from everything, but if that's true he was showing no signs of it before he left. If that is what happened, he obviously needs help too.

His name is Andy. He's a good man. Please keep him in your prayers.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I am praying for you all! I hope is is alright, and there's just some misunderstanding.

--Michelle

metrodad.typepad.com said...

Glad he turned up safe and sound. Hope all is well.

Anna said...

holy shit, Carrie, I'm so sorry. Glad you found him but sorry your family and he are going through this. Please call if you need to vent or just chat.

Jen said...

I am so glad he was found - and is now in a safe place. I wish your family the best.

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad you found him, but am sorry he is going through so much emotionally. Continued good thoughts and prayers.

--Michelle (PBHgirl on LJ)

Pronoia said...

Carrie, I'm so sorry you're going through this. I'm glad he's returned, and I'm sending whatever good energy I can muster your way. I've been through something similar with a friend lately, and I know how hard it can be. Good luck.