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'Star Trek' Star Walter Koenig's Plea To Missing Son

February 24th, 2010 7:56pm EST

Walter KoenigFormer "Star Trek" actor Walter Koenig has issued an emotional plea to his son Andrew to get in touch after he went missing in Vancouver, Canada earlier this month.

Police have launched an investigation into the disappearance of Andrew Koenig, who starred in 1980s TV sitcom "Growing Pains", after he missed his flight home from Vancouver to Los Angeles on February 16, the same day as his last known sighting. Detectives also claim his cell phone and bank card were last used on February 16.

Local authorities have been combing the area for the 41 year old after receiving a number of reported sightings from locals on Vancouver Island.

His parents Walter and Judith Koenig flew into the city on Tuesday to take part in a press conference at the Vancouver Police Department on Wednesday.
 
During the televised appeal, Koenig fought back tears as he begged Andrew to call just to assure them he is alive and well.

He said, "I just want to know you're OK. If it means you just want to stay here (in Vancouver), that's OK. You don't have to come back. Just let us know that's your intention."

Andrew, who suffered from depression, is reported to have cleared out his Venice, California apartment just days before he traveled to Vancouver.

Walter and Judith Koenig

 

Photo Credits: "Star Trek" DVD Los Angeles Release Party - Arrivals | Griffith Observatory , 11/16/2009. Carla Van Wagoner / PR Photos