Missing and Never Forgotten
Family seeks help finding NYC man who mysteriously disappeared from apartment
By Perry Chiaramonte
Published June 15, 2012
Family and friends are asking for the public’s help in locating an aspiring actor who disappeared from his New York apartment nearly a week ago.
Bobby Collins has been missing since he left his family’s home on Christopher Street in the West Village of Manhattan early Sunday morning, and hasn’t been seen or heard from since.
Collins was last seen by his mother-in-law going to sleep at 1:30 am on Sunday, but was heard leaving the house at few hours later, around 6 a.m., and has not returned home nor contacted his wife.
He was last seen wearing a navy baseball cap with “.45s” embroidered on the front. He also was wearing a blue button down shirt, black suit pants and blue/green boat shoes. Collins stands at 5-foot-11 and weighs approximately 200 lbs.
Collins may also be in a fragile mental state as he has a history of depression. It is believed he did not have any cash on him, and took only his mobile phone and a set of keys.
Anyone with information leading to Collins’ whereabouts is urged to call the NYPD’s 6th precinct detective squad at 212-741-4843.
missing since June 10, 2012 from New York, NY
Age - 35
5 tattoos - Collins on back of left calf - Chinese symbols on back of triceps - black symbol on base of neck, center of back and a line of Chinese symbols on inside of right calf
Medical Conditions - Depression and addiction
Gray/black suit pants, blue button down shirt, blue and gray boat shoes, navy "45ers" cap
Left home while wife and parents in law were sleeping, between 1:30 and 6 am. Left with no access to cash and limited funds on him. No photo id and phone battery went dead by 8 am, but rang through to voicemail from 7:40 am when wife awoke. He has apartment keys but his bike is still outside and there has been no contact with any friends or family in NY or TN since Saturday June 9th. Bobby has been battling depression and addiction, it later emerged.
Detective Val Bernardes
Knoxville man missing in NY City
CLINTON, Tenn. (WVLT)--A Clinton man missing in New York City has family members here in East Tennessee really worried. Bobby Collins' wife called his family in Clinton and told them he was missing. His wife contacted NYPD last weekend and told investigators the two went to bed together but when she woke up he was gone.
Collins moved to the big city by himself 12 years ago to pursue an acting career. Police are looking into what may have happened. Family members are so concerned.
Former Sister-in-Law Belinda Foster says, "We're all in Tennessee and he's there. He has no other family there. He's my son's hero. My son always wanted to be like him. We're just really worried. We hope he'll call soon."
They talked to Bobby weeks ago on the phone for the last time. They say this is unlike him to not call.
If you have any information on his whereabouts, call your local police.