Sunday, March 16, 2014

Peretz Sontag of Monsey, Missing UPDATED! $15,000.00 REWARD


UPDATED MONDAY 10:41

Scores of men and boys prayed Monday evening for the safe return of Peretz Sontag, the Pomona man missing since Friday.
Sontag, 50, is well known in the area's Orthodox community for a kind heart and years of active service in charitable causes, said several of those praying for him at Temple Ahavas Yitzchok on Forshay Road.
"I know it's a cliche, but to know him, really is to love him," Chaim Saperstein, 37, said.
Ramapo police Sgt. Mike Higgins said Sontag was last seen driving from his home in a 2012, black Kia Optima with New York state license plate FZD-8413. Before disappearing, Sontag had made reference to harming himself, Higgins said.
Authorities pinged Sontag's cell phone Friday afternoon, detecting a signal from the device at a cell tower in the Stony Point area, which includes Harriman State Park.
"Since that time, we've been unable to make any contact with the phone," Higgins said.
Ramapo police have been coordinating efforts with New York State Park Police officers, state troopers and the Stony Point Police Department as well as numerous volunteer agencies working toward Sontag's safe return.
Dan Keefe, a spokesman for the park police, said one of his officers assisted in a search of Harriman on Monday, guiding about 60 volunteers from a Kiryas Joel emergency services unit through parts of the park. Keefe said park police also had extensively searched roads and parking areas throughout the weekend, finding no evidence Sontag had been in the vicinity.
Saperstein, who, as a teenager, served as an occasional babysitter to Sontag's children, said he was surprised to learn of the 50-year-old's alleged suicidal comments.
"I never would have guessed that," he said. "He's always very cheerful. He's a great guy ... he's got a great family."
Anyone with information on Sontag's whereabouts is asked to contact Ramapo police at 845-357-2400.

Monsey Hatzolah is asking the public to be on the lookout for the following individual who has gone missing. His name is Peretz Sontag, 50-years old. He was last seen leaving his home in Wesley Hills (Monsey) home, on Friday morning around 11:30AM.
He was driving a 2012 black Kia Optima, NY (gold) Plate # FZD 8413.
He is described as thin, 5 foot 6, 120 pounds.
If you see this individual, or have any information which can help is finding him, please contact the following:
Ramapo Police Department: 845-357-2400
Monsey Hatzolah 845-425-1600
Please send this to your friends to help find this person!

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