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Help find Sean Sidi

We need your help to find our son


5 young men - known across the United States as the "California Missing FIVE" are ALL STILL MISSING from SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA.  


Claude and I still hold out HOPE that one day -  we will see our precious Sean again...


See or for more information about Sean SIDI, who at age 19, vanished from San Francisco on 5/21/2013, shortly after sustaining a traumatic brain injury.   

Search for SEAN SIDI - September 21, 2015 (reposted)

It's difficult to acknowledge the passing of time. Almost 2.5 years since we last saw Sean, our smiley, funny, charming boy... We survive the best we can...

Thanks for checking back & keeping us and Sean in mind. Two "tips" were called in this week, but both from people who saw "Sean" some time before they saw the FLIER. I've asked them to send a PHOTO if they see "Sean" again & will post (only) if more substance emerges.

More pics of Sean, during the many happy times in... his life.

To Ann, Tina, Rayni, Ellen and ALL still POSTING (& sharing on FB) Sean's FLIERS - THANK YOU!

see or for more information on Sean SIDI, age 19 (time of missing) who vanished from San Francisco, CA on May 21, 2013, shortly after sustaining a traumatic brain injury. Sean may be lost amongst the homeless, without memory - VERY FAR from home. Please keep an eye out for him

3rd Caller Thinks He Saw Sean SIDI in Oceanside, CA (North San Diego County) - SIGHTING IS UNCONFIRMED

Another caller thinks that he saw "Sean" on Saturday 8/8, getting off the

East Bound Sprinter in Oceanside, CA (Northern San Diego County)  between 5:30 pm and 7:30pm.   "Sean" was wearing a green T-shirt similar to the one in the far left photo on the flier. 


At this point, NONE of the sightings have been confirmed to be Sean.   If you think that you see Sean, please take a PHOTO at any angle you can manage and send to 415.713.5913 or


If you would like fliers mailed to you (anywhere in the US), please email with your mailing address. 





UPDATE Oceanside, San Diego sighting -

As a direct result of your posting fliers - 

I received a DETAILED phone MESSAGE sometime Wednesday (8/5) NIGHT from a young man who is convinced that he spoke with Sean - a week ago at a "Miracle Workshop (?) Assembly". 

The caller's MESSAGE said he saw Sean's flier at the OCEANSIDE PIER AFTER he returned from the Assembly at which he spoke to "SEAN", and that . "I totally recognize this person" and "The description (on the flier) matches him (i.e. Sean) COMPLETELY." 

Unfortunately, I did not see the caller's message until LAST NIGHT - THURSDAY AT MIDNIGHT. 

I left a message today FOR THE CALLER and DESPERATELY hope that the young man will call me back to PROVIDE ME WITH MORE INFORMATION. 415.713.5913. 

PLEASE KEEP YOUR EYES OPEN AND CONTINUE TO POST WHEREVER YOU MAY BE, not just Oceanside...People who see a flier in one location may see Sean in ANOTHER location very FAR from the flier. 

I will keep you all posted!

THANK YOU to so many who POSTED & shared the sighting - more than 50,000 views not including the non-facebook website. 

If you would like (more) fliers mailed to you, please PM or email  

PLEASE SEND ALL PHOTOS of "SEAN" to 415.713.5913 or  You don't have to be sure its Sean & you don't need the perfect photo.  Take the photo at any angle you can manage.    


see or for more information on Sean SIDI, age 19 (time of missing) who vanished from San Francisco, CA on May 21, 2013, shortly after sustaining a traumatic brain injury. Sean may be lost amongst the homeless, without memory - VERY FAR from home. Please keep an eye out for him.


Happy Father's Day - Search for Sean SIDI

Happy Father's Day to ALL the Wonderful Dads Out There,

I wasn't sure whether to post this, given the agony of missing Sean. ....I hope that somehow Sean can feel the immense love that has enveloped him since the day he was born...

Below are pictures of the awesome dads who have blessed our lives. Together, they have showered Sean & Danielle (and us) with much love, laughter, warmth, and precious moments.... 

Pic 1 - My dad, Robert pictured w/Sean - We are so very lucky to have him in our life. My dad, like us, suffers greatly with the heartbreak of not knowing what happened to Sean....

Pic 2 - Claude's dad - Octave - pictured with Sean. Octave was a lovely man, with such a good sense of humor and so incredibly kind and patient. He visited us every year from Rome. While he is no longer with us, he is in our hearts everyday. We miss him dearly. 

Pic 3/4 - Claude with Sean and Danielle. Claude has always been such a great dad - loving, patient, & fun...the kids always had such a great time with Claude. Very stressful for me at times worrying, but Sean and Danielle loved every minute of Claude's non-stop adventures. 

So many cherished memories of special times together.....

Our search for our beloved Sean continues. 

See or for more information on Sean SIDIi missing from San Francisco CA May 21, 2013 shortly after sustaining a traumatic brain injury. If you are willing to post a flier or two anywhere in the U.S., pls email for fliers.








HAWAII - Have you Seen SEAN SIDI?

It's been 2 years, and Sean is still missing! 

We have started distributing Sean's flier in HAWAII..just in case...Sean spent many years visiting family here & who knows.....This was recommended by the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) - which also extended their search area to Hawaii. 

Photo 1: HAWAII FLIER:  
Photo 2: Sean  in Hawaii 2012

Photo 3/4 From Ann A. who posted Sean's fliers at the airport & on the airplane!! Thank you Ann A. for helping us share Sean's fliers.. And thanks to SO MANY others who continue to support our efforts to locate Sean!! ..Fliers are still one of the MAIN ways people are found.  THESE WOULD NOT UPLOAD TO WEBSITE.  SEE FB PAGE FOR PICS

See or for more information on Sean SIDIi missing from San Francisco CA May 21, 2013 shortly after sustaining a traumatic brain injury. If you are willing to post fliers during business trips or vacation across the U.S. (or here) pls email to have fliers mailed to you.  



From Captain Ed Santos of SFPD at Sean SIDI's 2 Year Vigil on May 16, 2015

Good Afternoon. 

My name is Ed Santos Jr. I am the Officer-in-charge of the Special Victims Unit of the San Francisco Police Department.

First I want to acknowledge Sean’s family and thank them for allowing me to be here on this two-year anniversary.

Two years ago Sean disappeared here in San Francisco.

A disappearance that has been difficult to understand, 

A disappearance that has been difficult to resolve.

Every day in this world a loved one disappears.

Some are found quickly, and some are found much later.

Locating a missing person is a difficult and challenging task, but not impossible.

To find someone, it takes a huge effort along with teamwork

Law enforcement officers are not always the one who locate a missing loved one.

It’s often people who continue in their efforts that reach out as far as their message is received.

Sean’s mother, Lynn Ching has been relentless in her search for Sean and has never given up hope of finding him.

Not long ago, I had the pleasure of meeting Ms. Ching. I had just become the officer in charge of the Special Victims Unit.

In the few moments of meeting and speaking with her, I could feel her love for Sean and the pain she felt missing him.

Being a father and recognizing the importance of family, I told Lynn that the Missing Persons Unit would reexamine Sean’s case as well as explore other avenues of investigation.

When Lynn left the Special Victims Unit, little did she know of the admiration and respect that I had for her and her family.

In an effort to finding Sean, I ask the media to send Sean’s story as far across this nation and across this world. The media is a very powerful resource.

I ask people who here today, friends and family to use the power of social media to spread the word about Sean’s disappearance.

Using every tool and resource that we have to find Sean is important. 

It can be one picture, it can be one word.

I have hopes that Sean will be found, everything is possible.

In closing,

I want to thank the Sidi family for not giving up hope in their search for Sean.

I want to thank those who have called law enforcement with possible sightings of Sean.

I want to thank those who have carried the message of Sean disappearance to places that we could not reach.

And I want to thank the media for helping to get this message into the eyes and ears of people across the world.

And lastly, I want to thank Lynn and her family for giving me the opportunity to speak at this wonderful gathering, your family has the support of the SFPD and our efforts will continue until Sean is found.

Thank you….

[Capt. Ed Santos]