For Immediate Release:
Thursday, August 8, 2013
San Francisco - Sean Sidi vanished on May 21, 2013, near 150 Oak Street in San Francisco, CA. His family has been desperately searching for Sean who suffered a traumatic brain injury and underwent emergency brain surgery prior to his disappearance. His mysterious disappearance has baffled police and the Sidi family has conducted ground searches, held vigils, posted thousands of fliers, and traveled to surrounding states searching for the missing nineteen year old. Now, his fifteen-year-old sister Danielle Sidi, is pleading for her brother’s safe return.
As of July 31, 2013, there were 84,525 active missing person cases in the FBI National Crime Information Center (NCIC). Nationally, 5,601 missing persons were entered into NCIC as having a disability that places the missing person at significant risk. California has one of the highest numbers of active missing persons, totaling 20,032 active missing person cases as of July 31, 2013.
|Danielle Sidi with her older brother Sean Sidi|
At a time when teens sometimes get a bad rap, Danielle Sidi is a young teen with a mission. Involved in various humanitarian projects, this young competitive soccer player, has volunteered at retirement homes, built houses with “Global Works” in Puerto Rico, served meals to the homeless, and scheduled to begin a yearlong volunteer position with California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC) in San Francisco. Danielle is a young girl who now has a mission that has hit home, finding her missing disabled brother.
Danielle Sidi and her brother Sean have always been close sharing laughs at home and sharing fun times while traveling with their parents. “I just want my brother home,” says Danielle Sidi. When asked what she would like to say to her missing brother, Danielle tearfully responded, “Sean, I miss you and need my big brother.”
Kym L. Pasqualini, NOKR National Director for Missing Adults and 20-year expert in the field of missing persons, is working with the Sidi family. “We often do not realize the impact on children and teens when a sibling goes missing, as ambiguous loss is considered by medical experts to be one of the most traumatic of human experiences,” says Pasqualini. “Considering the emotional impact families experience when a child goes missing, I am in awe of Danielle’s strength and courage to ask national media for help finding her brother.”
The family remains very proactive in their search for Sean and post updates and messages to Sean on their website at www.seansidi.com. Danielle Sidi also set up a Facebook page for her brother at https://www.facebook.com/findseansidi. The sites are averaging 7,000 visitors per day.
For general information and statistics about missing persons, you can reach Kym L. Pasqualini at 480.466.0063 or by email at email@example.com
Established in January 2004, The Next of Kin Registry (NOKR) is a humanitarian non-profit 501c3 dedicated to bridging rapid emergency contact information. NOKR is a 100% volunteer work force with volunteers in 87 countries. NOKR is listed as a resource on more than 92% of all State websites, the American Red Cross, International Committee for the Red Cross, Homeland Security Disasterhelp.gov, USA.gov, Ready FEMA, and other federal agencies, as a critical resource for daily emergencies. NOKR is also an official partner of Microsoft HealthVault. For more information, please contact NOKR Deputy Director Gerry DiStefano at (803) 319-3017 or Kym L. Pasqualini at (480) 466-0063. Visit NOKR's website at www.nokr.org.