While the search for missing actor Andrew Koenig continues, the Vancouver Police Department remains hopeful that the actor is alive.
According to a recent report by RadarOnline.com, police have tracked electronic information, such as usage of his ATM card and phone, leading them to believe that the 41-year-old Koenig is in the Vancouver area. Constable Tim Fanning told the site that this indicates “Andrew is just lying low in Vancouver.”
Koenig, best known for his role as Richard “Boner” Stabone on the hit series “Growing Pains,” reportedly disappeared after visiting friends on February 14. But this week, multiple reported sightings of Koenig have Vancouver Police feeling “hopeful that he is still alive.”
“The evidence we have leads us to the fact that he is still in the Vancouver area,” Fanning told Radar. “We are rehashing the evidence to see if there is anything we have missed.”
The actor’s family — including his father, “Star Trek” alum Walter Koenig — told People magazine that they were concerned when he did not arrive in California on February 16, as he had previously scheduled to meet friends upon arrival.
“Andrew was suffering from depression at the time of his disappearance,” said a statement from the family.
Fellow “Growing Pains” star Kirk Cameron recently released a statement pleading for Koening to contact him. “I am praying for his family during this time of distress and for his safe return,” he said. “Andrew, if you’re reading this, please call me.”