4. January 2015 15:36
As the mother of a missing child, I had hoped against hope that 21 year old college student Shane Montgomery, who went missing a month ago after leaving a bar, would be found alive.
Sadly, he was NOT. His family is nonetheless very thankful to the incredible people who helped bring Shane HOME. See www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Body-of-Missing-College-Student-Shane-Montgomery-Found-286962511.html
THE sheer RELIEF in finding a missing child/loved one (EVEN IF FOUND DECEASED), CAN ONLY BE FULLY APPRECIATED if you have suffered the AGONY of "not knowing" [where your child is], and endured the daily TORMENT of wondering whether you will EVER know.
The search for Shane, despite its tragic outcome, was a model of excellence & efficiency. From the start, law enforcement in PHILADELPHIA requested the help of the public (via media), obtained surveillance tapes & ENLISTED the ASSISTANCE OF THE FBI and K9 search and rescue teams. Helicopters were ALSO used in an effort to locate Shane.
San Francisco Missing Persons Dept should take NOTE. In Sean's case, & despite his life threatening brain injury, law enforcement in San Francisco ("LE") NEVER ever sought the public's help via media (our contacts did); LE declined to request the FBI's help and they REFUSED to allow Marin K-9 search and rescue team to enter SAN FRANCISCO to search for Sean (a private K9 team searched months later). SEAN'S correct Phone PING information was obtained by LE almost 2 weeks after Sean vanished, and ONLY after repeated requests by this family.
San Francisco is a model of INEFFICIENCY, the price for which Sean likely paid with his LIFE.
Sadly, this is more the RULE than the exception in San Francisco.
Picture below: Vigil in June 2013.
See www.seansidi.com and www.facebook.com/findseansidi for more information on Sean Sidi, age 19, who vanished from San Francisco on May 21, 2013 shortly after sustaining a traumatic brain injury.
23. December 2014 18:11
Another year gone by without our precious Sean…there are no words...
Despite the passage of time, SO many of you continue to search, hope, post and pray that we might one day experience a miracle and hold Sean, SAFE, in our arms again.
Below are a few year-end pictures of some of your efforts: 1st Photo, Rosie F & friends prepared bags for the homeless in Marin, CA & included Sean's Fliers!!! 2nd & 3rd Photos: Sean's Flier on Union Square, San Francisco, among hundreds of shoppers & tourists. Thank you Rosie, Ann and ALL for supporting our search for Sean!!!
See www.facebook.com/findseansidi or www.seansidi.com for information on Sean Sidi, age 19, who went missing from San Francisco CA on May 21, 2013, shortly after suffering a traumatic brain injury. Sean may not know his name or his dire medical needs due to his injury. Email email@example.com with your address to have a packet of Sean's fliers mailed to you anywhere in the U.S.
14. December 2014 13:45
I received a call early this morning (I was sleeping & did not pick up until a few minutes ago) reporting a sighting of "Sean" near a THRIFT STORE at 164th Avenue (in vicinity of East 14th), in the city of San Leandro, CA.
"Sean" was wearing a BLUE CAP, 'puffy jacket' (color ?); blue jeans and looked "in VERY, VERY, bad shape". The caller described dimples. "Sean" was looking at a flier (which one of you posted) and said "that's me". I just spoke with the caller - SHE IS an hour away but is NOW driving back to take a photo of "Sean" & to get him on the phone. The caller said she had seen "Sean" there before.
HOWEVER, she DID NOT KNOW THAT SEAN WAS MISSING UNTIL SEEING A FLIER one of YOU posted AT the BAYFAIR BART STATION & AT 164TH AVENUE / EAST 14TH location (bus stop) IN SAN LEANDRO, CA.
SEAN'S DAD CLAUDE IS HEADED OUT THERE NOW. IF YOU ARE IN THE VICINITY, PLEASE TAKE A PHOTO & SEND TO 415.713.5913.
THANK YOU, THANK YOU TO SO MANY OF YOU STILL POSTING SEAN'S FLIERS (across the U.S.). WE WILL NOT LOCATE SEAN UNLESS PEOPLE KNOW that HE IS MISSING. THE FLIERS generate the TIPS - PLEASE help POST Sean's fliers IF YOU live in the U.S.!!
I will gladly send anyone fliers, anywhere in the U.S. Refill requests WELCOMED! Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your address.
See www.seansidi.com or www.facebook.com/findseansidi for more information on critically injured Sean SIDI (age 19) missing from San Francisco CA May 21, 2013. Sean may not know his name or his DIRE MEDICAL NEEDS due to a severe traumatic brain injury suffered shortly before going missing.
6. December 2014 23:30
Another year ending with no sign that Sean is alive, but no body identified as his. We go to work, we live our lives, we go on & YET we DO NOT. We can never truly move forward without resolution. We ache to hold Sean & dream of seeing him alive. However, if Sean is not alive, we want to know. "Not knowing" can drive one to the depths of depression & beyond.....
How do we survive with any semblance of grace & dignity? Perhaps it rests with acknowledging the needs & suffering of others & helping in whatever way possible.
TO THAT END, we are proceeding (it was on hold) with 'SOCKS for SEAN". The intent is to distribute a few WARM, NEW SOCKS to those in need. This will NOT cure the ills of the world, nor will it find Sean, but its something... IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO PARTICIPATE in "Socks for SEAN":
1. Please DISTRIBUTE 1 or 2 PAIRS of WARM SOCKS TO homeless NEAR YOU & include Sean's flier. THIS WILL HELP SPREAD THE WORD about SEAN & HELP someone in need. Some, like Tina A. in Marin share Sean's fliers while feeding the homeless. Danielle and I generally distribute Sean's flier with a $1 bill. THIS is the same idea, but with SOCKS.
IF YOU ARE ABLE, SEND A PICTURE, OR LET US KNOW WHERE YOU DISTRIBUTED YOUR SOCK(S).
2. IF YOU PREFER THAT WE DISTRIBUTE THE SOCKS, Send or drop off your sock contribution to:
Claude SIDI, 450 Sutter St, Suite 1819, San Francisco. CA 94108
**We will distribute the socks January & February 2015.
PICTURE BELOW: SOCKS CONTRIBUTED BY KERRIN T., a RECENT LAW SCHOOL GRADUATE. Thank you Kerrin!!!
See www.seansidi.com or www.facebook.com/findseansidi for more information on critically injured Sean SIDI (age 19) missing from San Francisco CA May 21, 2013. Sean may not know his name or his DIRE MEDICAL NEEDS due to a severe traumatic brain injury suffered shortly before going missing. Please email email@example.com to have Sean's fliers MAILED to you anywhere in the U.S. (REFILL requests welcomed).