The parents of missing Growing Pains actor Andrew Koenig made an emotional plea to their son at a press conference Wednesday, begging him to contact them.
Andrew Koenig’s parents, Walter and Judy held a press conference in Vancouver, where their son was last seen on February 14. RadarOnline.com reported exclusively that while Andrew told some people he was returning to Los Angeles, his landlord told us that he gave 30 days notice in January and moved out of his apartment February 4.
Obviously overwhelmed with worry and grief both parents made an impassioned plea directly to their son, who has a history of depression and apparently stopped taking his anti-depresants.
As his eyes filled with tears, veteran Star Trek actor, Walter Koenig, addressed the cameras, hoping to reach his son, “If you want to stay in Vancouver, that’s OK, we are not going to stop you. We just want to know you are safe and you are OK.”
Andrew’s mom Judy, who was also visibly upset, said, “This is for Andrew. You are loved and you count and you matter.”
She added, “Don’t worry there is help, you can get through this, you have so many gifts to offer this world – and so much yet to do in this world. Look how many people love you and care about you.”
A spokesperson said that the Vancouver Police Department have searched all 1,000 acres of Stanley Park for Andrew. They added that there were no plans to continue searching Wednesday but that friends and family of Koenig’s will be putting up more posters.
The spokesperson said Koenig’s parents plan to stay in Vancouver until at least Monday, and that they fear he may have hurt himself as he has been off his meds for the last year.
Koenig’s dad pleaded for the people of Vancouver to be on the lookout for Andrew, asking them to take extra care at looking around them in coffee stores and shops and that if they see anyone who looks like Andrew to immediately call the police.
RadarOnline.com has learned that Koenig’s parents are scheduled to appear on Larry King Live tonight on CNN to further discuss their plight.
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.