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Help find Sean Sidi

We need your help to find our son

UPDATED STATUS OF SEAN SIDI SIGHTINGS AND HOW YOU CAN HELP


Search & Rescue (SAR) dogs' 'strong scent' findings -

As posted earlier, the 'strong scent' SAR dog findings centered around: Hippy Hill at Golden Gate Park; the small park near Fell St. at Octavia; in the Presidio near Brown St; near Wedemeyer St. in Presidio; near Lake St between 11th and 15th. The SAR findings are being followed up & investigated by a trained professional. More information will be disclosed as soon as possible.

PLEASE CONTINUE TO POST SEAN'S FLIERS IN AND OUT OF SAN FRANCISCO & KEEP YOUR EYES OPEN FOR SEAN. WE HAVE REASON TO BELIEVE THAT SEAN IS ALIVE, THOUGH NOT WELL.

TIPS THROUGH HOMELESS COMMUNITY

SOME of the new TIPS have come from those of YOU who spoke to those living on the streets or in the parks. 

A FEW OF THE OLDER TIPS HAVE ALSO BEEN CALLED IN DIRECTLY BY THOSE LIVING ON THE STREETS or IN THE PARKS - both IN & OUT of San Francisco. 

THOSE LIVING IN THE PARKS/STREETS ARE THE EARS AND EYES OF THE CITY IN MANY RESPECTS AND A WEALTH OF INFORMATION. 

PLEASE GIVE SEAN'S FLIER TO HOMELESS PERSONS LIVING IN THE PARKS OR STREETS ( BOTH IN AND OUT OF SAN FRANCISCO) AND SHARE THE NEWS ABOUT OUR SEARCH FOR SEAN. Many of the homeless (particularly the teens/younger crowd), rotate IN and OUT of San Francisco, and travel regularly up and down the Hwy 101 or Hwy 1 corridor, through San Francisco, and down south to San Diego or Los Angeles. If Sean has been taken out of San Francisco, those traveling the circuit may have seen Sean. 

More information will be posted in the days to come.

Sean SIDI, age 19 yrs., suffered a severe traumatic brain injury shortly before going missing on May 21, 2013, from San Francisco. Sean is in URGENT NEED of medical care. Sean is 5'5", 120 lbs., Asian/Caucasian, dark brown wavy hair (LIKELY AN AFRO BY NOW); dark brown eyes, wears SILVER DENTAL BRACES, has dimples, right eye droops slightly, has scar on right forehead from brain surgery.

TO HAVE SEAN'S MISSING PERSON FLIERS MAILED TO YOU, email lynnkching@yahoo.com. For more information about our search for critically injured Sean SIDI, see www.seansidi.com or www.facebook.com/findseansidi.

PICTURE BELOW OF SEAN (LEFT) WITH NOBUO, ONE OF SEAN'S CLOSEST AND DEAREST FRIENDS.SEAN AND NOBUO HAVE BEEN CLOSE FRIENDS FOR THEIR ENTIRE 19 years.

 

 

WITH YOUR HELP, WE HOPE AND PRAY THAT WE WILL FIND SEAN SIDI, IN TIME

 

THIS IS A SAD DAY FOR THE FAMILY OF JARAY WILSON, WHO HAS BEEN SEARCHING FOR THEIR DAUGHTER FOR 14 MONTHS. (See article below).  OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS TO THE FAMILY. 

FOR FAMILIES WITH A MISSING LOVED ONE, IT IS A LIFE OF SEARCHING UNTIL ANSWERS ARE FOUND.....NO MATTER HOW LONG IT TAKES. 

WITH YOUR HELP, WE HOPE AND PRAY THAT WE WILL FIND OUR BELOVED SEAN (SIDI), IN TIME.

www.news9.com/story/24390207/jaray-wilsons-parents-speak-out-after-remains-identified#.Us5BqYW5g0Q.facebook

 

For more information about the search for brain injured Sean SDI, age 19, missing from San Francisco, CA May 21, 2013, see www.facebook.com/findseansidi or www.seansidi.com.   

 

WOULD YOU RECOGNIZE SEAN SIDI?


It has been 8 long months since Sean SIDI, age 19, vanished without a trace from San Francisco, CA, on May 21, 2013. This morning, I was speaking to a friend (who had not met Sean in person) on the telephone while she was driving (hands free, of course). All of a sudden she pulled to the side and made a U turn, as she thought that she had seen Sean. She was not sure whether it was Sean, but was unwilling to let him escape. "Sean" noticed her following him in her car and approached her car window. My friend told "Sean" that he looked like the missing person she was seeking. "Sean" indicated that he was NOT a missing person. Undeterred, my friend asked "Sean" whether he wore braces. "Sean" said 'no'. My friend finally allowed "Sean" to leave.

THE POINT IS THAT IT IS NOT SO EASY TO RECOGNIZE SEAN, made harder if he has been living on the streets for the past 8 months.

BEFORE SEAN'S ACCIDENT: FOR THOSE WHO KNEW SEAN IN HIGH SCHOOL (JUNE 2012) AND BEFORE THE ACCIDENT, Sean wore his hair SHORT and did not wear dental braces.

AFTER SEAN's ACCIDENT IN DEC 2012, Sean grew his hair LONG to cover the scars. He also agreed to put on dental braces (again) to correct a problem with his bite which occurred when his jaw continued to grow after his braces were taken off in 9th grade.

SUMMARY; SEAN SIDI, AGE 19, WOULD LIKELY HAVE LONG HAIR, LOOKING LIKE AN AFRO IF IT HAS NOT BEEN TRIMMED FOR 8 MONTHS.  Sean does not grow much facial hair.  WE ARE ASSUMING HE IS STILL WEARING DENTAL BRACES. HE IS 5'5" AND 120 LBS, DK BROWN HAIR (WAVY) AND DK BROWN EYES. SEAN HAS DIMPLES. HE COULD BE WEARING SUNGLASSES (not sure if he had any with him).  HE WILL BE LIKELY LOOKING LOST OR OUT OF SORTS. 

SEAN IS ASIAN, FRENCH AND ITALIAN. 

PLEASE COMPARE THE (top photo) PRE-INJURY PHOTO (taken @June 2012) with the SHORT HAIR (for those who knew Sean in high school), with the POST INJURY photo taken about 3 months after Sean's accident (@March 2013) WITH LONGER HAIR AND DENTAL BRACES.

HOPEFULLY, THIS WILL ASSIST IN RECOGNIZING SEAN. PLEASE CALL & TEXT (415.713.5913) or email lynnkching@yahoo.com, if you think you see Sean. 

For more information about the search for critically injured Sean SIDI, missing from San Francisco, CA May 21, 2013, seewww.seansidi.com or www.facebook.com/findseansidi.

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WHY ARE WE SEARCHING FOR SEAN SIDI?

 

It seems obvious to US why we are searching for Sean. However, a few (not many, but we felt we should address this) romantics (skeptics) have implied that Sean has left to start a new life, a life of independence. 

TO THOSE WHO QUESTION WHY WE ARE SEARCHING FOR SEAN, ASK YOURSELVES WHETHER YOU WOULD SEARCH FOR YOUR CHILD, UNDER THE FOLLOWING CIRCUMSTANCES:

1. Sean, age 19, has no need to 'run away'. He is legally an adult.

2. On May 21, 2013, the day that Sean vanished without a trace, Sean made an appointment with his teacher to return to school the next day to upload some films (i.e. Sean INTENDED TO RETURN THE NEXT DAY). Sean's teacher has confirmed this.

3. Sean's cell phone, bank card, email, facebook and all electronic means of communication have NOT been accessed since he vanished. For those who know Sean, this in and of itself is a BIG WORRY. Point and case, shortly after emerging from his coma after the accident, and barely able to walk, or open his eyes, Sean asked for his cell phone. 

4. Sean's neurosurgeon has confirmed in writing to San Francisco Police that Sean's medical condition puts him at RISK OF DEATH (on the streets). Sean's doctors have also confirmed that Sean's severe traumatic brain injury puts him at risk of OTHER COMPLICATIONS (i.e. seizures, memory loss, etc).

To date there has been NO confirmed sighting of Sean (SAR finding or not). IF Sean is still alive, and based on information from doctors, we anticipate that Sean is not cognizant of his circumstance (i.e. TOO ILL to know that he needs help) and in need of medical care. 

Upon finding Sean, and upon medical opinion that Sean is physically and mentally sound, we will (as we have for Sean's ENTIRE life) support Sean in his endeavors - whatever that may be.

UNTIL THEN, we will continue to search for Sean (SIDI).

In Hope,

Lynn and Claude Sidi

For more information about the desperate search for brain injured Sean SIDI, missing from San Francisco, CA May 21, 2013, please see www.facebook.com/findseansidi  or www.seansidi.com.  To see public comments, see www.facebook.com/findseansidi.  

SEAN SIDI FAMILY SEARCH PLANS JANUARY 2014

Dear Friends & Family,

In view of the search and rescue (SAR) team’s ‘strong scent’ recent find of Sean (see post of Dec 28, 2013), we are  seeking HELP posting Sean’s fliers.  THE FLIERS PLAY A CRUCIAL PART IN LOCATING SEAN.    

 

1.  THOSE LIVING OR WORKING IN SAN FRANCISCO:  

Fliers are pulled down by street cleaners within days of being posted.    Therefore, this time around, we would like to try the following (in addition to those who are so generously posting in a given area- thank you!!):

 

**** We are seeking help from as many people as possible to  POST JUST A FEW (3 OR 4)  of SEANS FLIERS on your weekly route –  and TO REPOST THE FLIERS AS NEEDED (i.e. as they are torn down), UNTIL SEAN IS FOUND.   If possible, please message or email lynnkching@yahoo.com, so that the GRID MAP can be completed.  The goal is to get most San Francisco streets posted with at least 1 of Sean’s Missing Person Flier.

 

2.  THOSE LIVING IN MARIN OR SONOMA COUNTY, NORTH ALONG HWY 1 OR 101.

 

There are various tips which make the Hwy 101 & Hwy 1 corridor (NORTH THRU MARIN AND SONOMA COUNTY) a posting priority (at this time) ALONG with San Francisco:   PLEASE POST IN THE CITIES IN MARIN AND SONOMA.  MANY PEOPLE LIVING HERE ARE NOT AWARE THAT SEAN IS CRITICALLY MISSING. 

 

3.   ELSEWHERE IN CALIFORNIA OR THE USA.  – PLEASE POST!!!!

 

YOUR FLIER MAY BE THE ONE THAT BRINGS SEAN HOME TO US, SAFE~!!

 

We will provide more information regarding tips received and upcoming plans, in the days to come.

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL OF YOU!!!

IN HOPE,

SEAN SIDI’S FAMILY

 

To have Sean's missing person fliers mailed to you please email lynnkching@yahoo.com.  For more information about critically injured Sean SIDI, age 19, missing from San Francisco CA May 21, 2013, see www.facebook.com/findseansidi or www.seansidi.com.

(PICTURE BELOW OF SEAN’S FLIER AT VAN NESS AND MARKET IN SAN FRANCISCO)

 

 

 

SEARCH AND RESCUE DOGS PICK UP SEAN SIDI’S SCENT

SEARCH AND RESCUE DOGS PICK UP SEAN SIDI’S SCENT – PLEASE SHARE

Given Sean’s traumatic brain injury and other pre-existing medical conditions at the time Sean went missing from San Francisco, CA on May 21, 2013, there was serious concern whether Sean was still alive.

 

Last week, a search and rescue dog team came to San Francisco to search for Sean.  This team has worked with the FBI on many missing person cases.  To our amazement, the dogs made a “strong scent” find [of Sean] in various parts of San Francisco.  The strong scent finds occurred -  near and around hippy hill (Golden Gate Park;  near and around the small park at Octavia/Fell;  near and around the Presidio near Mountain Lake;  near and around 1801 Wedemeyer (in the Presidio); and near and around Lake Street between 11th and 15th Avenue. 

 

We have been informed that a “strong scent” find means that an item belonging to Sean or Sean himself was at the “find site” WITHIN 6 WEEKS of the find (scent would fade after 6 weeks).   While there is always room for error, the lead handler said that based on the dogs’ behavior, she strongly believes that the dogs had picked up Sean’s (and not someone else’s) scent.

 

In the context of other tips received, we are SEEKING HELP IN POSTING SEAN’S FLIERS ANYWHERE THAT YOU MAY BE LOCATED, WITH A FOCUS (1) IN SAN FRANCISCO AND (2) ALONG HWY 1 & HWY 101 NORTH THROUGH MARIN & SONOMA COUNTY. 

 

The dogs’ “find” has given us hope that Sean is still alive.  On the other hand, comments from those providing tips indicate that “Sean” appears in need of medical care.  

 

PLEASE SHARE THIS POST WITH EVERYONE YOU KNOW.  IF YOU CAN, PLEASE HELP POST SEAN’S FLIERS. 

 

To have Sean’s missing person fliers mailed to you, email lynnkching@yahoo.com.   Fliers can also downloaded from www.seansidi.com or www.facebook.com/findseansidi.

 

 

 

PAULO NETTO'S BODY IS FINALLY IDENTIFIED AS BODY WHICH WASHED UP IN SAN FRANCISCO LAST MONTH

PAULO NETTO, AGE 23, WHO WENT MISSING IN SAN FRANCISCO OCTOBER 2013, AFTER FRANTICALLY CALLING 911 AND HIS SISTER IN BRAZIL, HAS BEEN (FINALLY) IDENTIFIED AS THE BODY WHICH WASHED UP IN MCCOVEY COVE (NEAR PIER 48 IN SAN FRANCISCO).  

SEE http://blogs.sfweekly.com/thesnitch/2013/12/paulo_netto_identified_as_body.php.

Our deepest condolences to Paulo's family.