Search and rescue teams continue to scour Vancouver’s massive Stanley Park as they try to locate former Growing Pains child star Andrew Koenig, RadarOnline.com can reveal
Koenig – who has been missing since Valentine’s Day – enjoyed walking around the massive 1,000 acre park which has deep forest areas, trails as well as beaches and shorelines.
Vancouver police have received calls from people as far away as the town of Ucuelet, 161 miles away from Vancouver, on Vancouver Island, with claims of sightings, as well as at the Olympic venue.
But investigators believe Koenig could still be in the Vancouver area because he knew the location so well and his last cell phone call on February 16th was made from the city. “We are asking people to really take a close look at the picture that has been put out in the media and if they think they have seen him since the 14th, please give us a call,” Vancouver police spokesman Tim Fanning said.
“If they see him any time now, if they feel comfortable, approach him and talk to him and find out if it is in fact Andrew or not.”
The missing actor was not taking the anti-depressants he was prescribed for his depression issues, according to his sister Danielle, who appeared on Larry King Live on Tuesday night.
Danielle Koenig said that her family is “very, very worried about him — and we just want to find him.
“I know he was on anti-depressants,” Danielle told King of her missing brother. “And I just found out, through a friend he was visiting, that he has not been on them for a while — I did not realize that.”
Danielle added Andrew had never tried to hurt himself –to her knowledge.
And although the authorities have not given up hope of finding him alive, the coordinator of a Vancouver Missing Persons group fears that the fragile actor may have committed suicide.
Wayne Leng – who runs Missingpeople.net – believes that the signs are not looking good for the former star who suffers from depression and last spoke with his parents on February 9th before arriving in the city two days later.
Leng told RadarOnline.com: “I fear the fact that he had been suffering from depression and that he may have taken his own life
“There was evidence that he used his bank card, and I’m sure the police are doing all that they can but the longer there is no contact from him the worse it looks.
“Hopefully, he will be found alive but depression can be a very strong force and these feelings could have overcome him.”
Koenig is described as Caucasian, 5 feet 5 inches tall, 135 pounds with shoulder-length brown hair and brown eyes. Anyone who has seen him is asked to call Vancouver police Det. Raymond Payette at 604-711-2534.