Police: Formerly Missing Man Found Unharmed
CLEVELAND — A spokesperson for the Cleveland Division of Police confirms to Fox 8 News that a man who had been missing since Monday afternoon has been located.
Det. Jennifer Ciaccia says that Daniel Stasiewski, 29, was officially found by authorities at approximately 7:40 a.m. Thursday in Sandusky. He is said to be unharmed and in good health.
Stasiewski was reported to be with a friend, who contacted his mother in Pennsylvania. Stasiewski’s mother then called Cleveland Police.
Even before authorities confirmed the news, Stasiewski’s friends posted Twitter messages saying that he had been found.
Stasiewski never returned to work after leaving his office in Avon Monday afternoon. Co-workers filed a missing person report. Police, friends and family asked for the public’s help in finding him.
Friends and co-workers spent Wednesday passing out missing persons fliers, hoping to find the Cleveland man.
“I don’t know what to think. I just think it’s so unusual for him to not be on Facebook. He’s such a social media person, he’s constantly on Twitter and Foursquare and constantly checking in places,” said friend Kristen Way.
Way says there’s no way Stasiewski could be out of touch for so long.
“He just loves technology. He’s all over it, social media … every place he goes, he’s checking in, Foursquare, Facebook, tweeting all the time,” said Stasiewski’s boss, Chris Knipper.
Knipper is CEO of Kuno Creative, an inbound marketing agency in Avon, where Stasiewski is a senior consultant.
He says Stasiewski was scheduled to attend a big meeting at 6 p.m. on Monday, but did not show up.
“This guy comes to work early, goes home late. If there’s a meeting, he’s there 15 minutes early, so that meeting was at 6 p.m., he no-showed for it, we were like, ‘There’s something wrong,’ ” said Knipper.
The CEO called the police to report Stasiewski missing. He went with officers to his apartment on West 58th Street in Cleveland, but saw nothing unusual.
“He had a computer, a laptop laying on the couch, the paperwork for the meetings we had coming up laying next to it, and just looked like he ran out for an errand and never came back,” Knipper remembered.
“We checked and walked down the blocks and we checked for his car and asked people at all the local bars and restaurants and coffee shops that he goes to,” said Way.
The search for Stasiewski reportedly came to an unofficial end late Wednesday night. A few hours later, Knipper tweeted, “Thank you. Everyone. We are so happy that he’s been found. We appreciate the efforts of everyone involved.”