Thursday, March 20, 2014

Daughter of Missing Sontag pleads "Daddy, Please come home" 30,000.00 reward

Rebecca a daughter, Susan Golomb sister, Tammy Sontag wife

Looking forlorn from lack of sleep and worry, the family of Peretz Sontag made a tearful appeal for him to come home as they upped a reward offer to $30,000 on Wednesday for information that leads to finding the 50-year-old father.
Many of the Pomona man's family, friends and searchers gathered at an office building off Airmont Road to publicize his disappearance and offer the increased reward .
His wife, Tammy Sontag, stood huddled around a microphone with one of the couple's seven children, Rebecca, and her sister Susan Golomb, making a plea for Peretz to come home.
"Peretz, if you can hear me, I love you so much, the children love you," his wife of 30 years said. "Don't worry. Please come home."
The 27-year-old daughter said tearfully, "Daddy, please come home. We need you, we love you."
Peretz Sontag ran off because of depression brought on by a failing business after an employee ripped him off, a friend and neighbor Chesky Ostreicher said Wednesday. His business involved installing intercom security systems.
Ostreicher said he spoke to Sontag on Friday, adding he sounded depressed and life was too much for him. He said the family had been living in Israel, but financial issues forced them to move back to Pomona.
Sontag is known in the Orthodox community for a kind heart and years of active service for charitable causes. His father Shimon has been influential in Ramapo's Orthodox Jewish community, once leading a village formation movement.
"He's a good friend and he loves his family," Ostreicher said. "I am extremely concerned."
Since Sontag's disappearance Friday, community organizations from Rockland, Orange County and Brooklyn have been searching for him, working with the Ramapo police and other agencies.
The Ramapo watchdog group Chaverim has been among the ground teams along with the Brooklyn-based Shomrim safety patrol, with other supporters searching the area by air in private planes.
The last tangible lead on Sontag's location came Friday afternoon when authorities pinged his cell phone, getting a signal from a cell tower in the Stony Point area, which includes Harriman State Park.
Ramapo Detective Lt. Mark Emma said the general feeling is Sontag had been driving north on the Palisades Interstate Parkway. Teams searched Harriman State Park but have not found Sontag or his car — a black, 2012 Kia Optima with New York state license plate FZD-8413.
Emma said police had not found evidence that Sontag used a debit card or his cell phone, which could be out of power or thrown away. Before disappearing, Sontag had been depressed and made reference to harming himself, Emma said.
Anyone with information about Sontag's whereabouts is asked to contact Ramapo police at 845-357-2400 or Chaverim at 845-371-6333.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Peretz was a special person...