John Console has been missing since July 5, 2002...

My first cousin, John Console, went missing on July 5, 2002 under highly mysterious circumstances. We have no information as to his whereabouts and there are many conflicting stories as to what happened to him.

John never returned when he was said to have allegedly left his home at 7am on July 5 2002, leaving his mother, to whom he was highly devoted for all his life, alone in the house on her deathbed. This was highly uncharactaristic of his behavior.

John left behind his beloved dog Angelo (his pet for over 10 years), his needed glasses, all his possessions and clothes, his passport, or the future possibility of living comfortably in the house he was to inherit from his mother (who died two months after he disappeared, in September of 2002). Rumors were circulated through the neighborhood that John went off the morning that he disappeared to get "married" (though no one knew to whom) or to go to the Wild Wild West, a club in Brooklyn, and exactly who he left with that morning remain unclear.

John would never have left behind his inheritance, or canceled his monthly disability checks, as we discovered someone apparently had done a month later.

John was 52 years old at the time of his disappearance, 5' 9" and around 150 lbs with medium curly brown hair and hazel eyes. He had no siblings, was unmarried and had no children. He had been living with his mother at 21 Bay 22nd Street in Bensonhurst, Brooklyn for over 20 years and rarely left his home. His father died when he was 24 years old. He had a successful career as a photographer and audio/visual technician at several NYC high schools and movie houses.

He was a colorful character in his neighborhood, very well known to all, but the police were uninterested in exploring his disappearance when we approached them repeatedly to help us find out what happened to him.

Those of us that knew him since childhood knew that he was a loyal son to Josie, his mom. He never would have simply left his mother on her deathbed. And at the most mercenary level, taking into account his ongoing need for easy income and housing, he never would have left behind the comforts of a home he would have owned or his monthly disability checks.

John was a college graduate, a gifted artist and much loved by his family. If you have any information regarding his whereabouts, please email: findjohn@whereisjohnconsole.com