Police will tell you that the longer a person is missing, the less chance that you will find them alive. Thus, the concern over Andrew Koenig, who still has not been found despite pleas by his parents, has intensified. His father is Walter Koenig, of Star Trek and Babylon 5 fame.
Walter Koenig appeared on the “Today Show” on Wednesday. He said that Andrew was depressed. “It’s very, very tough. He was very depressed about his life.”
Meanwhile, Andrew’s sister, Danielle, appeared on CBS’ “The Early Show” on Wednesday. Describing the last few days, she said they were “very confusing. Surreal. I don’t quite have my head wrapped around it yet. We just miss him so terribly and just desperately want to find him.”
Danielle Koenig also alluded to Andrew’s depression. “My brother has battled depression for quite a while. So, it’s not like one incident. He has been sort of down lately, but he certainly was in an OK mood when I saw him. He was playing with my young son. That always brings a smile to his face.”
Andrew Koenig, 41, was last seen on Valentine’s Day in Vancouver, B.C. His cell phone last received a text message on Feb. 16, the same day he failed to board a return flight to the U.S.
Although Andrew Koenig has not been found, Vancouver Police say that sightings have been reported. He was sighted in south Vancouver at a bakery, once again on February 16th. ATM and cell phone records indicate that they were used up until then.
Andrew Koenig played Boner on the the ’80s sitcom “Growing Pains.” His co-star, Kirk Cameron, who played Mike Seaver on the show, made the following plea to Koenig earlier this week: “I am praying for his family during this time of distress and for his safe return. Andrew, if you’re reading this, please call me. Mike and Boner could always work things out when they put their minds to it. I’m praying for you, pal. Hope to hear from you soon.”
Hope remains that Andrew Koenig will be found safely. Those with information are urged to contact Detective Raymond Payette of the Vancouver Police Department at 604-717-2534.