Missing and Never Forgotten
** Westerleigh mom asks for help finding 16-year-old son
Published: Thursday, November 10, 2011, 2:26 PM Updated: Friday, November 11, 2011, 6:53 AM
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- A distraught mom from Westerleigh is asking the public to help find her 16-year-old son, who has been missing since running away from home more than a week ago.
Andrew Parker, 16, left his Canterbury Avenue home at about 8 p.m. Nov. 1, according to his mother, Suzanne Parker, and authorities.
"I love him and I want him to come home," Mrs. Parker said. "We all miss him and we want him home, and there’s nothing that can’t be fixed."
Andrew suffers from oppositional defiance disorder and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, Mrs. Parker said, and left home after the two had argued about money and a cell phone.
Since Nov. 1, he’s taken out cash from a bank account in his name, and at one point used the Richmond County Savings Bank branch on Jewett Avenue, near Waters Avenue in Westerleigh, she said.
Andrew is described as 6 feet tall and 190 pounds. He was last seen wearing black or dark blue sweatpants and a hoodie, and he was carrying a black and gray Northface backpack and a black and gray Northface jacket.
Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to call either the 120th Precinct’s detective squad at 718-876-8500, ext. 2, or the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 800-577-TIPS (8477).
Tipsters also can visit www.nypdcrimestoppers.com, or send information via text message, by texting 274637 (CRIMES) and entering TIP577. All calls are kept confidential.