Former Standish Michigan Resident and now SeattleWashington software engineer Jeremiah Foco disappeared 18 days ago in Seattle, Washington and since then, his close-knit group of friends has taken every avenue possible to find him.
"There is no such thing as, 'Sorry, we're busy,'" Jocelyn Coimbre told Dateline NBC Monday. "There are 20, 25 people working every day doing things, four or five of us full time, basically. It's draining."
When exactly Jeremiah vanished is still somewhat up for debate. Surveillance footage shows the 34-year-old pulling into the garage of his apartment complex in Seattle's International District on July 22 at 12:07 a.m. There are also images of a man who Jocelyn says looks and walks like Foco captured the following morning at the bus station he frequently takes to get to work. But then again, that man may not be him.
“A lot of us are working until 9, 10 o’clock at night,” said Jeremiah’s friend Jocelyn Coimbre, who is organizing search efforts. “If there was nothing else to do we would just hope, but right now I just feel like there’s so many things that haven’t been thought of.”
"There are a lot of rumors going around and unconfirmed information. But what we do know is: He's not at his apartment, he didn't show up for work and he never contacted anyone," said Coimbre. "Maybe he didn't take the same path he normally does to work, maybe he stopped to grab a coffee and the system where he swipes his bus pass was down, so he rode for free. Who knows?"
Despite a lack of evidence, no proof of foul play, and the hurdles with come from searching for a missing adult, his friends and family say they are not giving up.
They have been tirelessly hanging flyers around Seattle’s International District where Jeremiah lived, and anywhere else he could have been spotted; talking to people who travel the same routes at the same times; traveling his bus route; looking for any shred of evidence – anything that might help find Jeremiah.
Jeremiah’s parents, Ed Foco and Renay Charchan of Standish, Michigan, made the trip to Seattle to try to help with the investigation. Detectives collected DNA from Jeremiah’s parents while they were there.
Jeremiah Foco is 6’2” tall, and weighs 220 pounds. He has brown hair and brown eyes. He may be wearing tan shorts, a green shirt with yellow writing, a red baseball cap, and white socks and sandals.
If you have any information that might help bring Jeremiah home, please call the Seattle Police Department at 206-625-5011.
You may also visit the Facebook Page devoted to helping find Jeremiah: “Missing: Jeremiah Foco” to receive the latest updates on this case.