Brooklyn father pleads for son’s safe return

Brooklyn father pleads for son’s safe return
Eric Joseph, jr. with his dad, Eric Joseph Snr., during happier times.
Joseph Family

Distraught Brooklyn resident, Eric Joseph Snr., is pleading with anyone who sees his son, Eric Lesley Joseph, Jr. to contact him at telephone number 347-693-6859 or alert the nearest police station to make a report.

Eric’s grandmother could be reached at (917) 822-5048 and his aunt at (516) 204-3663.

Joseph senior told Caribbean Life via phone, that he last saw his son mid July of this year, after returning from a trip to Guyana, but has not seen or heard from his son since then.

Eric Snr., admits that he was not too concerned in the beginning, since his son worked at his aunt’s insurance company on Long Island, and at times stayed over at his grandmother’s home in Brooklyn.

However, it is now almost two months since Eric Jr., who will be 24 years on Nov. 4, has gone missing and has not logged on to his Facebook page, which is now inactive.

Eric Jr. migrated to the U.S. in 2001 at age nine to live with his father. According to his father, the young man had missed his mother Leslyn Douglas, a Guyana resident, and returned to his homeland for a while.

Eric Jr. spent five years to complete his studies and returned to the U.S. last November and was getting back into his normal routine when he went missing.

Mr. Joseph distributed flyers, posted his picture on Facebook and tried unsuccessfully to reach his son by phone. His pleas to Metro PCS phone network to track down his son were rejected due to privacy issues. He was also unable to get help from the NYPD because according to them Eric was an adult.

“Eric is a Facebook fanatic, and a Pokémon follower, but he has not accessed his social network account in over a month,” said grieving father Eric Joseph.

“We are pleading with Eric to make contact with his family who are deeply concerned for his safety and are praying for his safe return,” said his dad.

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