Star Trek actor pleads for missing son’s return
Koenig’s father, Star Trek actor Walter Koenig, has issued a plea on his website for information regarding the disappearance of his 41-year-old son. While initial reports indicated the younger Koenig was “depressed” about “something,” his father says Andrew’s depression is ongoing. Even more troubling is the fact that the elder Koenig received a letter after his son disappeared, the contents of which further worried Koenig’s distraught family.
The quoted bit below details Andrew Koenig’s last known whereabouts, and the Koenig family says Andrew’s phone last received a text on February 16th, two days after his last confirmed sighting.
On Feb. 16, Walter received a letter from his son Andrew, which caused his father to grow concerned about his whereabouts because of it’s despondent tone.
Andrew had recently finished shooting a trailer for a feature film that he wanted to direct, and was in Canada visiting friends: first in Toronto and then in Vancouver. Andrew was very comfortable in Vancouver, having lived there for several years after he fell in love with the area while filming an episode of “21 Jump Street”.
It is not believed that any specific incident prompted Andrew’s disappearance. “I think it’s something that has been a part of his makeup for a long time. There’s no single trauma. There’s no episode.
There’s nothing of that nature,” says Walter, who added that drugs were not an issue.
Andrew was last seen at a bakery in the Stanley Park area of Vancouver, where he often took walks.
The Koenigs plan to fly up to Vancouver in the next few days.
Anyone who may have information is urged to contact Detective Raymond Payette of the Vancouver PD at 604-717-2534.