An entire family of four vanishes, their abandoned car is found near the Mexico border, and back at their San Diego home — their dogs left alone while food rots in the fridge.
Joseph McStay, 40; his wife Summer, 43; and their sons Gianni, 4, and Joseph Jr., 3. all mysteriously vanished on February 4, 2010. Their white 1996 Isuzu Trooper was found four days later in a strip mall in San Ysidro, about 70 miles from their home in Fallbrook, as reported by San Diego Sheriff’s Lt. Dennis Brugos. Now, family members of the McStays, frustrated with lack of information, have turned to the volunteer search group Texas EquuSearch for answers.
Joseph’s brother, Michael, went to the home on February 14th to check on the family, but only found the family dogs. He called authorities the next day, and investigators found no signs of a struggle.
Relatives have set up a Web site seeking information about the family’s whereabouts.
McStay worked out of his home, designing and installing indoor water fountains, and allegedly did business over the Mexican border. Investigators are checking the family’s phone and financial records, and have spoken to acquaintances — but so far have found nothing to explain why they vanished.
The Sheriff’s Department is working with authorities in Mexico, and has contacted Interpol to ask for help. As authorities comb through border-crossing surveillance tapes, friends and family can only speculate as to why they entire family would just vanish without a trace. Stay tuned for updates..this doesn’t sound good…