Family of Missing Man Speaks Out
Just 24 hours after a public plea was made in a missing persons case in Ontario County, family members of Adam Chase say they believe there is much more to his disappearance.
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After attending a news conference Wednesday, Silvia Chase, the mother of Adam Chase, said she walked away upset with the way the case is being handled, and called on the Ontario County Sheriff's Office to further its investigation.
"I really totally, don't think he's missing. He would have never walked away from home."
Silvia Chase says nothing adds up, and she and her family were not allowed to speak their minds at a news conference Wednesday where she made a brief statement to the media.
"I would plead for my son to come home, that he's always got a place to come home to with Mom and Dad, so that was the only thing I was allowed to say."
Adam Chase, 32, was last seen on June 14th; five months ago. He left his Stanley home on foot following an argument with his wife. It's believed he returned to his home several days later to pick up some personal items, along with his cell phone.
Silvia said she and her husband did receive a text message from Adam's cell phone six days after he went missing, saying "I'm staying in Canandaigua with a friend, need time to think." Silvia questions whether her son sent the text.
"The Ontario County Office of Sheriff is conducting an active missing persons investigation for 32 year old Adam Chase who is reported to have walked away from his Stanley residence on June 14, 2012. A press conference with Chase family members was held on November 14, 2012 to appeal to the public for any information relative to the whereabouts of Adam Chase. Members of the Chase family agreed that this would also be an opportunity to appeal through the media directly to Adam Chase to contact his family by any means so that his family would know that he is all right. Consistent with the message of the November 14th press conference, the Ontario County Office of Sheriff urges ANYONE with information relative to the on-going missing persons investigation of Adam Chase to contact Inv. Lee Martin at (5850 396-4629)."
"First of all, my son never texted me or my husband, he always called or left a message on my voicemail, Mom call me. He would have never (sent a) text."
In a statement released late Thursday, Ontario County Sheriff Phillip Povero said the department will continue to treat this case as a missing person investigation and there is no evidence to indicate foul play.
Sheriff Povero added family members agreed the news conference Wednesday would be an opportunity to appeal through the media directly to Adam Chase to contact his family by any means so that his family would know that he is all right.
But family members believe someone may know something.
"They're 100 percent sure he just got up and walked away and left us all here, ya know, not even a thought about it, which is all very possible, but it's not him, so we have a hard time believing it."
The more time that passes, Silvia fears the worst for her son.
"I'm holding out hope, but it's getting tougher by the day."
The public plea was delivered on the five-month anniversary of Adam Chase's disappearance in hopes that the public may have information about his whereabouts. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Ontario County Sheriff's Office.